Friday, April 24, 2009

French Voltigeurs

After a long-ish break, more updates. These voltigeurs were fun to paint, though a little awkward to get paint in everywhere due to the poses. I think they're great sculpts though.

Colors here are as per the rest of the french (see step by step on grenadiers) with a couple of additions.

Green plumes and epaulettes are Vallejo Deep Green highlighted with GW Camo Green. I took a look at the Vallejo green paints and most of them are very very thin. Normally that's good but for bright colours I prefer something a bit thicker right out of the pot especially if you're just dabbing it on.

Yellow collars and plumes are the GW Foundation paint Iyanden Darksun with yellow over it.

Finally I changed the colour of the rifles to what Braxen suggested in his original tutorial all along. Vallejo Light Brown 929. It looks better.

On the painting table are a bunch of legere, so those should be next up on here.


  1. Hi really enjoying your blog, your painting is great, mine tends to be just blocked in, no highlights, must give it a go. What Adler codes are the voltiguers, must have some of these

  2. Thanks Bob. These ones are XFN1. The come three to a strip, one of each pose above.

  3. Hi Jonathan, great painting! I'm also doing Adler Napoleonics and have some pictures of them on my blog. Would it be ok to post a link to your blog? We could get a nice little Adler fan network going at this rate :).