Thursday, 18 September 2014

WWI French Infantryman in Early War Uniform.

I finished painting this guy today for the Great War Painting Club at the LAF.

He has been sitting idle a whole lot while I was preparing stuff for Attic Attack II, but the lads were't home before Christmas, and I manged to get him sent to the front in time!

I'm not quite sure if the coat is a bit too light in colour, but he'll just have to do for now - if I decide so, I may give the coat a dark blue wash to darken it, and tie the colour layers together a bit more.


  1. That's very impressive! I take it that the model is 28mm, rather than anything larger?

    1. Thanks for the nice comment!
      It's actually more 25mm - I used a washer a bit smaller than 25mm for the base, which creates a visual impression of added size.
      I'm not aware of the manufacturer, as he was part of a lot I won on Evilbay couple of years ago, but I have a couple more that I'll probably want to get done to accompany him (and they could be used for some VSF, too, if given the opportunity!). He painted up quite quickly when I got stuck in with him, much quicklier than I had expected with all the equipment and webbing, which maybe proves that painting stuff on a regular basis enhances the speed with which I can do stuff.

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    1. Thank you very much!
      As much as I would like to get the other 2 or 3 I have of these painted, too, I am too busy getting a Gondor army ready for 3rd weekend of November - but, at some point, I shall return to the Great War!