Unfortunately the exact formula for Glenn's paintwork died with him, and although I had sourced another 50-some castings to make up a viable "army", I was at a bit of a loss as to how to paint them to match. Happily though (and after a bit of a false start) I hopped down to our local GW and chatted with Mark, who made some suggestions to match the horizon blue.
This ended up being a basecoat of Thunderhawk Blue, heavily drybrushed with Celestra Grey, and finished with a slightly diluted Coelian Green wash. Presto - the T'hawk Blue worked well as a base and the greenish hue of Coelian Green shaded it nearly perfectly. Glenn's models are still a half-shade lighter than mine but not enough to really complain about. Here is the proof:
|Newly painted at left; Glenn's at right|
|These are Glenn's paintjobs|
In the end, despite the French numerical superiority, the attack ended in failure as the Germans held onto the ruined village. C'est la guerre :-|
I really like the Foundry Great War range, despite its infuriating incompatibility with any other modern range of WW1 models. Fortunately though, the Foundry range is pretty comprehensive - I just realized that I forgot to photograph the two 75mm guns and crew that I'd painted! Zut alors - but perhaps a mini-post of those models will be in the cards for the future.