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Monday, 29 February 2016

New French Regiments.

 I finally based the two French line regiments that Tony Runkee painted for me. I opted to buy the figures from Elite Miniatures, because it seemed to me that they were loosely based on the Gilder's Connoisseur ranges. Certainly the Napoleonic's are, but I have my doubts about their Seven Years War ranges. I had hoped that if they were similar to the Gilder style, Tony could really work his magic on them. I must admit that I was disappointed when the metal came as they seemed clunky and quite crude. Luckily Tony was still able to do a wonderful job on them, although he admitted that he had found them difficult to bring to life.
 I dont think my camera does the figures justice to be fair, as Tony clearly put a lot of effort into the figures.I dont normally commission figures, too expensive, and I do enjoy painting, but Tony does a wonderful paint job, so I think it was worth the money.







10 comments:

  1. Well, they look pretty darn good to my eyes.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Stokes, unpainted they did look cruse, honest.

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  2. Robbie,

    I'd 100% agree with your thoughts, not the best figures from the elite stable, however I don't think you could fault the paintjob that Tony has given them.

    Silk purse from a sow's ear? Quite possibly

    John

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    1. Tony, did a wonderful job on the regiments.

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  3. Lovely units Robbie. Elite are my favourite figures for Napoleonics (as well as Connoisseur) but I am not familiar with the Seven Years War stuff.

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    1. Dave,
      I think the Napoleonic's are brilliant, but I get the impression Pete Moreby wasnt too keen on doing the SYW.

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  4. whatever the bare metal looked like doesn't matter - as a painted unit they look superb.

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    1. Paul,
      Thats purely down to the talent of Tony Runkee.

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    1. Jim,
      They look wonderful in their paint flesh, but I am pleased that I didnt attempt to paint them, they just looked very odd somehow.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

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My French getting another beating