Thursday, 1 December 2011

40th Foot - Number 3 Company

Very happy with these - at least I was until I took pics. What appear to be marvellous painted figs to my naked eye look like they've been painted by a lunatic holding a wallpaper brush with his feet when photographed up close. I now believe that all the other painters out there, the pro ones, use a combination of microscopes and black magic. Anyway, here are a new company of the 40th Foot, one of the most battle-hardened, experienced units (from any side) at Waterloo.

I've been cutting down on the mixing of Victrix/Perrys. For some regiments I shall continue blending the two together, others will be exclusively one or the other. Most of Pack's Brigade are by Victrix, for example. The 4th and 40th from Lambert's brigade from now on will be predominantly Perry.
The front rank of this company, Perry kneeling metals, arrived this morning and I shall be beginning them today.


 I got hit by a car yesterday and was very lucky to get away with just a broken nose and a headache (the car came off worse, I knew all those bacon sandwiches would see me in good stead at some point).  Anyway, I'm not going to return to work until Monday so this gives me two whole days of painting! Every cloud...


  1. I made similiar experieces when taking macro-shots. I know a couple of painters that use magnifiers to some great effect.
    To me they look more than alright really.

  2. Hope you are ok after the crash mate.

  3. I hope you don't have to much pain and get well better soon!

    The figures are good painted. Don't look to much at close ups of your figures. If I would do that with mine, I would stop painting them :-D


  4. Ouch! Glad to hear you gave better than you got! :-D

    As you say, there's something about the lens that picks up and magnifies all the faults that you don't see using the naked eye; but then again you're always your worst critic!

    For what it's worth, I think they're excellent paint jobs that wouldn't disgrace any collection!

  5. Thanks for your kind comments guys.