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French Colonial Painting Guide

http://www.boltaction.net/2014/07/frenc ... guide.html

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Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:30 am
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Excellent write up. I need to get my hands on some of those models. I can't wait to see your army completed.

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Thanks mate!

Funny you should say...I've just done some vehicles recently, recognise these Rabid? :)

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They are awesome miniatures, the level of detail is absolutely amazing. You and Mad Bob Emmerson have supplied the hardware for this force completely. But more on that in the next article...


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We're changing the site name to boltactionfrance.net tomorrow.


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Great stuff bro!

Mine are all late war. So American uniforms with the occasional Fez, and not so nearly as well painted.


Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:37 pm
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I just logged in to say Ah-mazing!
Those are some spectacular French.

Love the quirky little French tanks. Would be a neat force to play.


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beatufull painting !!!

congratulations!

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Bryza wrote:
Thanks mate!

Funny you should say...I've just done some vehicles recently, recognise these Rabid? :)

They are awesome miniatures, the level of detail is absolutely amazing. You and Mad Bob Emmerson have supplied the hardware for this force completely. But more on that in the next article...

Excellent! I've been patiently waiting to see what you'd do with them. I can't wait for the next installment. You're really getting me pumped up for my French (if only I had time).

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Rabid Monkey wrote:
You're really getting me pumped up for my French (if only I had time).

Same here :sigh:

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its a dream ,thank god GW has made me quit ,i wouldnt have seen this


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exquisite painting. The flesh is particularly well rendered.

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They are stunning. Well done.

I wonder if those minis would do for Italian colonial troops.


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For Italians you could check here:

http://www.askari-minis.com/webstore/in ... x&cPath=35

There was also an excellent article recently on this site on how to convert Perry Brother Zoauves.

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For Italians you could check here:

http://www.askari-minis.com/webstore/in ... x&cPath=35

There was also an excellent article recently on this site on how to convert Perry Brother Zoauves.

David

Cheers mate. They are nice minis, but I've been burned with shipping from the US before. It usually costs as much as you spend on the minis. I think the perry box might be the way to go.


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They are stunning. Well done.

I wonder if those minis would do for Italian colonial troops.



Empress miniatures make Italian Askari colonial troops
http://www.empressminiatures.com/userimages/procart35.htm

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Thanks for the kind words guys.

It is turning out to be a fun army to collect and play. So many unusual vehicles and troops that it makes for a very different army to play from my normal Australians.

Bob's very kindly provided many of these vehicles and guns which will feature in future articles alongside Rabid Monkey's FT-17's up there (available and thoroughly recommended from Trenchworx.com).

This painting guide would work for the Italian Askari's from East Africa, just paint them all in 'summer' tunics, not the greatcoats.

The key to painting the really dark African flesh is to give it that last light wash of brown after you've highlighted with the mix of dark brown and bone colours.


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