Sunday, 21 July 2013

Camp Frenchmen (3)

Here are the next two French camp vignettes from Eureka Miniatures: a sword sharpening team and a wheel wright.  Again, I tried to paint these sets with both AWI and late Napoleonic use in mind.  The chap turning the grindstone in the sword sharpening in supposed to be an artilleryman, which is why he has a dark blue waistcoat (unfortunately I forgot to give him dark blue breeches as well!).  The other 2 figures are just supposed to be dressed in civvie clothes.  There's not a huge amount more to say - the grindstone was painted with the Foundry "Stone" palette; the workers' aprons with Foundry "Leather"; the Phrygian hats with Foundry "Terracotta".  These are nice little pieces that don't take up much table space and, in you don't mind the hats, are probably usable for anything from 1750 onwards.  Next up is the cantiniere set, which I finished basing this morning.   

3 figures, painted February 2012.


Dalauppror said...

Greate looking minis !

Love the minis that add the little extra to the gaming table.

best regards Michael

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

The woodworker's bench is perfect. They're still using that design today for some tasks.

Chris Stoesen said...

Those are great. I would love to see these on a table.

BigRedBat said...

Very nice pieces- should give a +1 to your sabres!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Those look great Giles! I'd love to have some Eureka AWI figures, but the shipping is cost prohibitive!


Silver Whistle said...

Another wonderful set for your every growing collection Giles.