Tuesday, 5 June 2012

ESCI Napoleonic French officer 1/72.

Hello all,

Something totally different tonight and something I swore I would never do again (no not trying to milk a cat or try to dance in public sober). As a mod on Benno's forum I have been involved in sorting out peoples arguments over how many buttons on a chuff to the wrong coloured underpants, mainly due to Napoleonic uniforms. So it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I started this figure.
I have hundreds of these ESCI nappy figures from my childhood when I bought several battle sets and thought that I might has well give them a try. I have tried once before to paint a  Nappie figure and it was crap!
To be fair this only took me an hour and a half to paint this figure which might explain the standard of this job.
Always a dramatic figure and always reminded me of the TV series "Sharpe" and yes I know the book came first!

I started by using the  wrong colour blue but soon changed it to a more realistic colour.

I still think I might have cocked this up, its the best I could come up with.

the base is from GW and cover with Vallejo dark mud effect with a mix of MiG pigments.

A lot of fiddly braids and hat plates and of course my favourite colour white!
All in all not to bad for a second go, but compared to some of the stuff I have seen crap. I might even do another one........one day!


Erhntly said...

crazy figure...!!

David said...

Very nice!! Only 1h30m?! WOW

Paul´s Bods said...

Very nice paint job. Using the colour scheme from the box art..how dare you !? ;-D

Steve's Wargame Stuff said...

Looks great to me! Nap painters always get a bit too picky in my opinion.

Gowan James Ditchburn said...

nice model... I guess we all paint from the box sometimes

peter said...

Can't you stay in your own period? And then the way you painted it! Just from the box art? How dare you!
But.... it looks excellent. The white is really great painted!
Okay, let it come that next one :-D


Thanos said...

one day...no day!
I like em painted, by others! Too tiresome to paint figs...not worth it.
You did an excellent job Rich!You have it and you know it! :-)

Phil said...

Very nice, gret fig!