Saturday, November 27, 2010

Britannians - Works in Progress

After completing the painting and "dipping" on the Screaming Panther Clan, I started on the first two "divisions" of the Britannian 5th Regiment of Foot and a mounted officer.  Although this regiment was part of the second contingent sent to fight with His Britannian Majesty's Army in Germania, it will also see double duty fighting the Gallians and Asturians in the 'Murican colonies.

These figures are Dixon, with the classic Dixon "pumpkin head" on the infantry.  Up close the heads do look unusual but I think from a distance in an organized unit that the heads will not be so apparent.  The figures have been primed with gray Liquidtex gesso before I started painting them with acrylic craft paints.  I mount my foot figures on large headed finishing nails and my horses on plastic 2-liter soda bottle caps.  As usual, please click or double click on the images for a larger picture.

Britannian mounted officer
Sergeant and nine hatmen
When I complete these figures, I plan on posting a comparison between the various horse and musket manufacturers I have.



Good luck on the painting schedule Jim. Look forward to commanding some of them in battle.

John M

Fitz-Badger said...

I find it interesting to see "WIP" shots like this sometimes, to see how others proceed in their painting.