Monday, 25 January 2016

The Duellists

I received an email from one of my regular clients, stating that I was about to receive 4 figures in the post, the were from Fighting 15's and they were a little off the normal but could I paint them as dashing Napoleonic types in very bright colours and make them look flash to our display standard.

So when I received the figures I set about the task of researching some of the more unusual colour combinations seen on earlier French ADC's etc.

I had 2 figures basically that were duplicated to make the set of 4 figures, the idea the client has is for a duelling scene, the fine chaps with the over sized sniper pistols paired off against each other and the other two dandy chaps seconding whilst quaffing large goblets of wine.





Obviously the hair and uniform colours had to be varied for each figure, so as to try to make them a little dissimilar. Mounted onto 1p bases as per the customers request these fine chaps are now completed. I believe I met the brief or very bright colours, the main uniforms and faces have a minimum of 5 shades to them whilst the smaller items have 3.

The unpainted figures can be purchased HERE

Overall a nice little diversion as I am currently finishing a unit of Prussian Lieb Hussars for the same client.

Loki

14 comments:

  1. Amazing colors and great details!

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  2. Very dashing gentlemen, handsomely painted with a great choice of colours! Top job!

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  3. Oh yes!!! What dashing looking chaps!!! Wonderful painting Sir!

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  4. Those are wonderful and dashing sir, excellent painting!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful brushwork. Those vibrant colours are gorgeous

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  6. They are truly wonderful Andrew!

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  7. My thanks to you all for the kind comments

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  8. Really, really nice. they are certainly bright colours that's for sure. Top work. cheers

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