28mm Modern British, US and Insurgents for Afghanistan, Iraq and beyond
28mm Napoleonic Britsh, French, ITalians and Swiss
15mm Napoleonic French Cavalry, Generals and Staff. I think one of those Imperial Heavies is a unit of Gendarmes. I don't have a book to hand and have to get these images online.
I have come to love Front Rank's castings. Years ago I thought them static, preferring animated "Yo, Steve!" figures like Elite. I still love Elite's miniatures, but I now have a fondness for Front Rank's solid figures. I am probably going strange.Painting regular quality "Connoisseur" standard (un-highlighted) is straightforward with these figures. I recently developed a marvellous technique for highlighting them. The issue is that they have large areas without folds in the clothing, which normally signal a spot to be highligted in other figures like those from Elite miniatures. Now I use "feathering" to highlight more in areas which would be raised and less in those which are less raised. This technique involves painting on the highlight in thin lines, which look as one from a distance. You paint more of these lines over a more raised area. The result is that you make a denser, stronger, colour where you want the area to appear lighter. It is possible to create gentle changes from higher areas to lower areas. Otherwise this would have to be done with blending, which takes far longer.
28mm Napoleonic Austrian, Prussian and Spanish figures