Wednesday, 27 March 2013

25mm Napoleonic Generals & Officers


Both me and Postie have been painting up some Napoleonic Generals to sell for Battleaxe Painting Service.
The figure above is of Stapleton Cotton, I seem to remember he's a Foundry model, but I could be wrong.
The French General below is a Perry figure while the next pic is a Front Rank Spanish Dragoon Officer.The last pic is again a Front Rank figure of a Chasseur a Cheval of the Guard Officer. They'll be up for sale on ebay soon for approx £10 each.
I will be [posting a few more pics of the same figures over on the Battleaxe site in the coming days





47 comments:

  1. Amazing detail! The dead cats especially. Wow, that just sounds wrong, doesn't it?

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  2. Some great painting Ray, love the Cotton model

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    1. He's my favourite too, infact I don't really want to sell him, he'd look rather nice on my shelf....not sure the Mrs would agree though??

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  3. Great work Ray... your getting the hang of this painting lark... ;-)

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  4. Okay, this is a whole new level of goodness here Ray. I know you don't enjoy painting at this scale, but I enjoy looking at it when you do. Those cat skins draped over the saddles are real stand-outs.

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    1. Its not that I don't enjoy painting 25's, I've painted hundreds and hundreds of the buggers, its just that nowadays they're just far too expensive, gimmie 15's all day long..

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    2. Agree with Anne - the tiger skin particularly is outstanding...

      What WAS he thinking when he got the yellow boots out of the wardrobe though??! :o))

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  5. These are great, I could feel myself wanting some of these and I don't even do 28mm!!

    Ian

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  6. Yea, nice work on all of these :) I got fed up with Napoleonics a while back due to the time and patience required for such grand colourschemes and uniforms, so i salute you both! Well done.

    Dave

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    1. They did and do take longer to paint than the norm.

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  7. The first chap with his white stallion is great.

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  8. Really lovely work, Ray (& Postie!). Love the tiger skin!

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  9. Wow, these are really something. You guys have outdone yourselves on these.

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  10. Excellent work, they really do look the business!

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  11. Bloody stonking good! Very nice.

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  12. Dang, Ray! This is really beautiful work! I see the prices have gone up.

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  13. Lovely work Ray, especially the general in red. As if Napoleonics wasn't hard enough, you had to paint up some Big Cats too!

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    1. They were the hardest thing to paint.

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  14. Wow, the Tiger and Leopard skins are really great. Rawr!

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    1. The leopard skin was very difficult as the fur was modeled too spiky, so it was hard to paint the spots.

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  15. Really like the non-horse fur on the horse back

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  16. Tedious blog whoring again matey!!!!!

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    1. sigh!!! Go and make the tea biatch!!!

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  17. Very nice painting Ray !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  18. Good Job Ray all great additions.

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  19. Absolutly excellent Ray!
    Phil.

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  20. Very sweet Ray, especially the cat skins...nice.

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  21. They look really great Ray...and pretty timely for me anyhow, as there has been much discussion around my family about Napoleon (the the men today who have his complex...)

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  22. Very nice mate. If I ever need a Napoleonic General in 28mm I now know who to ask!

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  23. Looking good, Ray!

    Painted that Uxbridge myself last year and it is a joy to paint!

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  24. Hi Ray,

    very well painted. You shouldn't avoid 28mm miniatures!

    By the way Stapleton Cotton is from North Star I think.

    Cheers
    Monty

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  25. Great looking bunch of officers - and Monty is correct about the Stapleton figure. A TMPer gave me the figure which was later ID'd by a fellow blogger. Best, Dean

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  26. Very nice figures, Ray. I like a lot the Spanish Dragoon (of course!).I think that Stapleton Cotton is a Copplestone´s. Very nice.

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  27. And I think he was a limited edition figure from Wargames Illustrated...

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  28. Great work Ray - love the tiger and leopard skins :)

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  29. They look great Ray. Amazing detail work.

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  30. Nice all around Ray and the red really looks good on the first gent.

    Christopher

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  31. Great paint job on these, best of luck with the sale.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  32. Great looking figures! Fantastic job on the tiger & cheetah pelts!

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  33. Really nice figures and excellent painting oh to be able to achieve such high standards with my brushwork

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  34. Great stuff Ray! You should post more 28mm :-) Hope BattleAxe does well for you both. Mike

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