Thursday, 24 March 2016

French in Greatcoat by Gav Booth

Sorry for the lack of posts through March, I haven't got a clue where this month has gone? I've been pretty busy with life however I have still been painting the troops and I received a package in the post from Gavin Booth of "Furphy's Brush with History". Gav like myself is a 15mm/18mm Napoleonic enthusiast and has very recently started commission painting. Anyway long story short Gav had a quiet spell so I thought I'd take the opportunity to get Gav to paint up some French for me.


I've made a wee video in Youtube if your into that kind of thing however if not I have also included pictures below:

So the commission was 3 battalions of French in greatcoat, 1 Gav had purchased himself and 2 of my own, I cleaned up my troops and drilled the flag men and sent them down to Gav. A couple of months later Gav sent them up all painted and lovely!!!

I painted the pompoms, added a little highlight to the musket metal and did a couple of figures to fill the ranks as we decided the lads with the small fanion should go into the grenadier (or voltigeur) company. I finished them off by basing them in my own style so they would fit in well with my own troops.

I have to say I'm really pleased with them, Gav has done a lovely Job using quite a few different colours on the greatcoats and shako covers. I have spread the different colours through the battalions to get a nice campaign look for the battalions. The little company fanions I have painted red and may add detail to them in the near future but for the moment they will do fine.

Gav put a lot of effort into the smaller detail around the backpacks and it's really nice to see.  I'm well chuffed with my commission and I would definitely commission Gav to do more although I cant see him having very many quiet spells again. Top painting Gav!!!

I'll put up a Saxon line battalion I finished recent soon.
Happy Easter and Happy Wargaming!!!

26 comments:

dmitri.prapor said...

Great!

Ray Rousell said...

My, my they look mouthwateringly good!

Rodger said...

Awesome looking additions! Looking forward to the Saxons.

Stryker said...

Very nice work and a great way to increase the army size!

David Cooke said...

My goodness they look nice!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Excellent work!

Gary Amos said...

I have the previous edition and these look much, much better. Might bin them and start again. 🤔

Chris Gregg said...

Very lovely indeed, superb figures.
Chris

Carlo said...

These look very good indeed Paul - your colleague is a very talented painter. We have been very spoit with your blog posts recently so don't feel too bad about the hiatus mate. Gives us a chance to revisit your past glories. Do love the header on the blog home page Paul!

Francis Lee said...

More little beauties Paul!

paulalba said...

I'm really happy with them Fran, it's good to top up my French and to only need to finish the basing!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Carlo, your always very kind to me with your comments I appreciate it! The Leib hussars had a bad fall while I was trying to take pictures for the GdB scenario book however they have been repaired. Must have been a sign?

paulalba said...

Thanks very much Chris!!!

paulalba said...

I've not seen the previous addition, were they BH, don't you bin anything Gary they all fight!!!

paulalba said...

Thanks Jonathan!

paulalba said...

Thanks David!

paulalba said...

Thanks Ian and it got Gav on a roll, I'll probably never get the chance to commission Gav again 😉

paulalba said...

Thanks Rodger, finished a brigade of Saxons now. 5 battalions wahoo!

paulalba said...

Thanks Ray, I'm very pleased with them!

paulalba said...

Thanks Dimitri!

Furphy said...

Many thanks for the commission Paul, your the bench mark in Naps my friend .
All he best Gav .

Sgt Steiner said...

Real 'on campaign' look great stuff as always

Gary Amos said...

Paul - no, these are previous edition AB and they're sh . . . er . . .rubbish by comparison though decent enough figures per se.

You have to keep and eye on our Anthony; he makes the odd changes here and there, the little monkey.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Those look great Paul!! I'm sure they were worth every penny you paid for them. I have some French in Great coats, but I cannot decided if I want to make my regiments all in greatcoats or mix them up with some in greatcoats and some not for a real campaign tattered look.

Christopher

Phil said...

Great looking figures!!

Stephen Smith said...

Fantastic stuff some great detailed units