Sunday, 28 July 2013

Camp Frenchmen (4)

This is the last of the Eureka Miniatures French camp sets, a cantiniere with a provision cart.  This is an all metal set, with lots of different bits of "provision": loaves, sacks, boxes, fruit, hams and various things the identity of which I haven't worked out yet.  The cart is too small for all these items, which is handy because you can then use them for something else.  I intend to find a table, a couple of suitable figures and make some sort of camp rations vignette.  The canvas cover is separate so I suppose you could leave it off and just pile everything into the cart.   I followed the pictures on the Eureka website and hung a rabbit and a string of onions from the top of the cover. 

As with all these sets, I wanted this to stand muster for both the AWI and Napoleonics.  So with the AWI in mind I painted the cantiniere's jacket/dolman in the sky blue and yellow of Lauzun's Legion.  I don't know whether this matches the colours of any particular Napoleonic hussar regiment, but I would be surprised if it didn't.  I also painted the skirt in standard dark blue as opposed to any fancy tricolore stripes.  I decided to paint the cart in my normal wood colours rather than French artillery green.  The cover is just Foundry "Canvas A" dry-brushed with the B and C colours.    

1 figure, a donkey and a cart full of stuff. Painted June 2013. 



11 comments:

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

It looks wonderful Giles. I really like these vignettes!

Christopher

paulalba said...

They are all sweet Giles!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Are these metal or plastic figures? IN any case,they look wonderful and have me itching to add something similar to my own collection.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Willie Anderson said...

Looks great Giles I have had my eye on those sets for quite a while love how you did them!

Silver Whistle said...

These really are wonderful little sets that you have painted Giles and an added bonus when it covers two periods.
Cheers,
Pat.

Juan Mancheño said...

Wonderful model, a great painting work, sir.

Dalauppror said...

Stunning miniature !

Best regards Michael

Ken said...

The vignettes do set off an army nicely by giving a period feel and character.

David said...

Nice looking piece, Giles. Well done!

Phil Olley said...

A lovely series of vignette Giles.
Phil

Giles said...

Thanks all for your kind comments. These are fun pieces - I do hope Eureka make some more.

Giles