Progress Report

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.

Company in Painting Formation

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!

Line Co and Light Co NCOs

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.

Regt Cdr and Standard

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

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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