1/24 Officer of the Guide – Egypt 1798
Here’s my latest figure, a 75mm Napoleonic from Pegaso Models painted in acrylics. The timing worked out great as he’s all decked out in Christmas colors! I’ve been working on a lot of 1/35 (54mm) figures recently and wanted to move up to a slightly larger project. I paint a variety of historical subjects, but Napoleonics are some of my favorite because of the detailed uniforms and great colors. This figure represents on of the Officers of the Guide who accompanied Napoleon in Egypt. It took me about a month to finish this project, which is fairly quick given the scale.
The figure was painted using primarily Reaper Master Series acrylics, though I also used Scale75 for the metals and some of the GW glazes on the face. The green coat was done by mixing a deep purple (Burgundy Wine) with a dark green to create some rich dark shadows. Highlights were done by mixing in a medium grey which desaturated the highlights and helped retain the overall dark green look. The pants were Violet Red, with Burgundy Wine used for the shadows, then Fire Red with a bit of skin tone for the highlights. I took my usual approach for doing faces (which I described step by step here http://imodeler.com/groups/general-modeling/forum/topic/figure-painting-and-faces/ ) but with the slightly larger scale I could include a bit more detail. I also did a light application of pigments, just some dusting on his boots and knees. As an officer I expect he’d stay pretty clean, but you’re still going to pick up some dirt out in the field.
In addition to the finished images I included two close up shots so you can get a better idea of the detailing on the figure. I also attached a collage showing the figure at various stages.
7 additional images. Click to enlarge.