Saturday, 24 September 2016

Royal North Carolina Regiment (1)

This week I have been mostly working on this regiment as part of an overall plan to re present my old Camden demo game from 2002.

I originally painted these for Salute 2002 but the unit needs refreshing if it is to better fit with the current collection.

Below is an "original" figure:
 

Overall I have been brightening up the paint job and making more of the small clothes white to give a slightly more uniform effect.

The firing figures are about done:

 

And the bulk of the re-paints are not far behind:

 

This morning I have block-painted some extra figures who will then get a strong tone ink wash and be painted to match the rest as closely as possible:

 

Painting the faces to match the "old style" layered method will probably be the biggest challenge.

When finished this will be a 30 figure unit with a separate stand of 2 standard bearers. I'm doing most British and loyalist units with separate flags as they often may not have been carried and it makes it easier to use one unit as a proxy for a number of others. Thus the RNC will be useable as a number of blue-faced loyalist formations.

Cheers!

5 comments:

Neil Scott said...

Nice work

Phil said...

Very nicely done Steve!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

I like the new style a lot. Bight looks good at table viewing distance.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Ugh, that should have read 'bright' not 'bight'.

Mike said...

Nice work :)