|28mm Franco-Prussian war castings from "Eagles of Empire"|
|French Imperial infantry ready to engage the Prussians - bugler is on the left|
As before, I absolutely love the French uniforms from this period! Red pantalons FTW!
|Always love how the French infantry are carrying a full load of cooking kit on their backs :)|
The Prussian uniform in this era is not quite so dramatic as the Imperial French uniforms, although those silly Prussian spiked helmets do stand out a fair bit! One thing about the Prussians is that they wear their longer rain coats tied around their bodies, and that tends to obscure a lot of the detail on the figure, but it does make things a little easier in terms of painting.
|Spiked helmets for the glory of Prussia!|
One of the Prussian figures has an eerie finish to it - that's because I thought I would try a paint-on matte finish product. As you can see from the gross, glowing finish, it's not even close to matte, and will be the last f*cking time I try that sh*t product again. I can't spray out the lake, so I thought a paint-on product would work...no luck...I'll try and save that casting when I get back home to Winnipeg after Christmas.
|The rolled coats obscure a lot of the detail on the Prussian infantry, but this was a common style for Prussian troops in 1870, particularly in the summer|
|French infantry painted in the Challenge so far...|
Merry Christmas everyone!