La Bricole Painting Competition (Part 2) / 4th Marine Regiment

26 Jan

OK, so after working on a few other subjects over the past week, I returned to my Napoleonic French Marines for the La Bricole painting competition. I made some good progress on these yesterday, finishing their crossbelts, boots, cartridge boxes, the dirt and skin, plus the company Fanion. So all that is left to do is hair, finishing the eyes, headgear, metalwork, Pompom´s and highlighting the black and the first 22 minis will be done completing the first battalion. Here are two troopers meant to give you an idea of how far the unit is:

4th Marine WIP

4th Marine WIP

And since I am really pleased with the freehand work on the Fanion a picture of the Sergeant, too:

4th Marine Sergeant with Fanion WIP

4th Marine Sergeant with Fanion WIP


10 responses to “La Bricole Painting Competition (Part 2) / 4th Marine Regiment

  1. The Angry Lurker

    January 26, 2012 at 14:52

    I really like that mud/dirt effect…


  2. Simon

    January 26, 2012 at 20:43

    Yes, and the Fanion is nice too!



  3. Ray

    January 27, 2012 at 01:42

    Very nice, I’ll concur with both of the above comments! Nicely done!!


  4. Burkhard

    January 27, 2012 at 21:32

    Thank you guys! I am quiet happy with them so far as well!


  5. Simon

    January 28, 2012 at 09:09

    Burkhard, the mud is very nice. Are you using a weathering stick, or is it paint? Thanks, Simon


    • Burkhard

      January 28, 2012 at 10:22

      Hi Simon,

      It is just paint stipled on with an old brush. I shall do a short tutorial on monday.


      • Simon

        January 28, 2012 at 11:21

        Thanks, I’ll look forward to it!


        • Burkhard

          January 31, 2012 at 08:35

          I am sorry, but the tutorial will take a little longer. Treid to take some photos yesterday and while they looked good on the SLR´s display they were focussed on other parts of the mini. I have now run out of minis in appropriate stages of the painting process, but I hope to have it up by this weekend. Sorry!


          • bigredbat

            January 31, 2012 at 08:47

            Thanks for trying, maybe bext time! Handy set, those Victrix garde… cheers Simon


            • Burkhard

              January 31, 2012 at 08:55

              They sure are a handy set. The only thing I notice now while assembling minis for the 3rd Battalion is… when using them for firing / loading poses they soon get boring.

              Regarding the tutorial… I shall start on the 2nd batch of Marines this week, so there will be plenty of chances to get a proper set of photos, so the tutorial will not be forgotten! I promise!!!



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