Since I have the Keuhankans painted, I need to have someone for them to attack to start the 1st Neutralian War! I picked up a 4 company regiment of Spencer Smith figures several months ago and have been working on them company by company in between other projects. I have yet to name the regiment so if anyone has any snazzy suggestions, please send them my way.
Here twelve members of the company are in the “Painting Formation”. I mounted these on popsicle sticks with super glue and then used Reaper’s MSP* Brush-On Primer to lay down the base. Devotees of Young’s book will notice that I am short a few figures for a full strength company. Four are actually painted as are the officer, drummer and NCO!
The NCOs for the line companies and light company are shown to the left. I know they are NCOs because I painted chevrons on their right sleeves. I am using a red border for the tricorne to denote the line company figures and a green border for the lights. These are still shiny as I have only applied the GW ‘Ardcoat and not sprayed them with Dullcote as of yet.
I painted the regimental commander and a couple of officers as a “proof” of the uniform and to see if I could make these understated figures look good on the wargame table. The NCOs show the black lining I used and the mounted officer shows how they look sans lining. I plan on going back and adding the lining to the commander because I like the way it looks. It takes about 10 minutes a figure to add this but the effort is worth it as it shows up well at a distance. The flag is a paper printout of some I got off of the Warflag Yahoo Group, I believe (this is a fairly big group with 1300+ members). I sprayed the figure with Dullcote so the flag colors (printed with an inkjet) would not run.
*Master Series Paints