Friday, May 2, 2014

Mounted British Officers



It's a bit hard to have an army without some proper leaders so I dug into my lead pile and painted up some Perry AWI British Officers to lead the king's forces. The poses of the figures are very nice and give a real feel to the period. The gentlemen with the sword raised will act as the army general until I have some time to paint up a proper high command and the others will be brigade commanders. I painted them in the traditional British uniform of red, blue and white. A note on the red in that I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it. I do like it.... but then again I'm rarely if ever completely satisfied with any reds I do as it's either too dark or too light or too pinkish or too much orange or something frigg'in too much of. I'll try a different tone with something else and see which one I prefer more and change this if I have too.

I now happily have enough figures to play small games with and even have more plans for AWI soon. but I'm going to take a small break from it and paint some other things I've been meaning to do, so until then keep your brushes going.

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company- Perry miniatures


52 comments :

  1. I happen to think that red looks spot on Christopher, once again lovely figures and painting

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    1. Thank you very much Andrew. Everyone I think always has one colour that gives them trouble and red is mine.

      Christopher

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  2. Lovely painting and basing - proper leaders make all the difference!

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  3. Excellent work Rodger, as Andrew said great red!

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  4. The red looks pretty good to me too! Really like these guys Christopher, great work!

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  5. Others said they already have all the previously comments.
    The colors and the use of light is a great job.
    If I not see these three circle, I thinks, I'm the realy live in middle of to these events

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  6. Excellently painted and based, as always, Christopher!

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  7. Excellent work again my friend! To me your red looks spot on but I get your point. I always have the same issues with red. Can't wait to see them in the flesh and have a game or two.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick and looking forward to our next game.

      Christopher

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  8. Beautiful brush work and the basing is, as always, splendid!

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  9. Reds look terrific to me. Outstanding work as always and looking forward to seeing reports of these chaps leading their troops to victory. I have these Perry officers snd they are nice.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan and looking forward to seeing your version of these figures.

      Christopher

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  10. I don't know what troubles you with red - you got it in a perfect way on these figures. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Mike. I'm just never sure with red when I paint it.

      Christopher

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  11. Gorgeous painting and basing Christopher! I'm like the rest, and don't see anything wrong with the red.

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  12. Fantastic painting and basing Christopher!

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  13. I can only second the rest of the crowd! I love your reds, your painting and basing. Looking forward to seeing these fine fellows lead your British in an AAR.

    Let's see where your brushes take you next.

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    1. Thank you very much Monty! I suspect my brushes are going to pay Rome a visit.:-)

      Christopher

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  14. Wonderfully, characterful work there and the basing sets them off.

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  15. A dynamic pose for the General Christopher and the British scarlet looks spot on to me.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat! The posing and more ornate uniform made him stand out so I chose him, but actually I prefer the look of the officer leaning out from his saddle.

      Christopher

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  16. Lovely stuff Christopher. Your horses are beautiful and so is the basing.

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  17. Really great figures and bases! I know what you are saying about getting the perfect red. The 14th Brooklyn's red pants have been driving me crazy!

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    1. Thank you kindly Cory! I'll being doing some fire zouaves this year and I can't decide if I'll do a subdued red or a flamboyant one.

      Christopher

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  18. Those are smashing, mate: well done!

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  19. Lovely paint jobs, and those round-capped chaps look like they're perfect for the Saratoga campaign.

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    1. Thank you very much AJ. I think they are intended for Southern, but Saratoga would be just fine too.

      Christopher

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  20. Oh, and the red looks great. Plus with dyes of the period it only was 'perfect' when it was on the seamstress' table.

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    1. Thank you AJ and that is true as time and elements do take effect on clothing.

      Christopher

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  21. Greate paint work !

    Best regards Michael

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  22. Stunning painting, Christopher, as always. BTW I think your photos are pretty much perfect...

    Best wishes

    Giles

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    1. Thank you very much Giles I really do appreciate the encouragement!

      Christopher

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  23. Sorry, bit late on commenting, terrific Christopher, more splendid AWI stuff

    All best

    Chris

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  24. Wonderful work on the minis and basing! Really the whole scene looks picture perfect. :-)

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