Sunday, 18 December 2011

France's finest...

Got some time in this weekend to finish painting my converted mounted officer of light infantry, Major Guillaume Vendredi du Bonton.   Here he is, ready to lead his battalion into combat against the enemies of Napoleon.
 
 
 
 
I like the way the horse turned out.  Various shades of browns and flesh, judiciously shaded with GW brown ink.  As usual, the blue has turned out brighter in the photo than it is when seen under natural conditions.

He is a man of fashion, and, he wears the green gloves that are the hallmark of light infantry officers in his brigade.

He will spend a few days perched on the bottle cap waiting for the paint to cure, followed by a coat of matte varnish, while I paint up the rest of the command stand.


8 comments:

Willie Anderson said...

Turned out great Robert!

DeanM said...

Beautifully painted - very clean and bright colors. Best, Dean

Rafael Pardo said...

These green gloves are really fashionable!
Regards
Rafa

Rosbif said...

He turned out very well, Robert. Very clean conversion. He's a real dandy!

Scott said...

Nice work, you'd never know its a converison!

Curt said...

Very nice, Robert. The green gloves gives him that... je ne sais quoi. He'll cut a fine figure leading his troops into the fray.

Curt

Achilles said...

very nice indeed! well done Robert! Its good to see you painting!

Der Feldmarschall said...

He turned out really nice. Great job!