This is how they look on the Baccus website...
And Lovely they are too.. here's my version below.
All colours Vallejo other than the washes.. Now assuming that you are going to highlight, use the sky grey v70.989, otherwise replace the sky grey with ivory v70.918
Undercoat matt black (I use a basic car primer aerosol, couple of thin coats.)
Sleeves and tunic backs and tails - ultramarine v70.839
Dull red collars, cuffs, other trim (shako cords, shako ttim & epaulettes for Grenadiers etc) and turnbacks -red v70.926
Crossbelt left to right - sky grey v70.989
|Errr.. Yuck at this stage|
Paint main veste, trouser top, inside of turnbacks and shako trim - sky grey v70.989
|Still pretty rough eh?|
Greatcoat rolls - london grey v70.836
Cartridge box, tops of gaiters, top of shako, elites sword scabbard - dark grey v70.994
|Back of the Grenadiers - I missed the standard bearers strap. You can just about see the white/red turnbacks|
Flesh - flat flesh v70.955
Bayonets & Officers sword blade - gunmetal grey v70.863
Shako plate, musket trim, drum barrel, and officers gorget, chinstrap - old gold v70.878
Company colours - deep green v70.970, skyblue v70.961, bright orange, v70.851, violet v70.960
|Skipped a few steps...|
Ok, first step -
Black wash over face, shako cords, white habit-veste areas and musket - Citadel Nuln Oil
Step away from the models.. let the wash dry, it only takes 30 minutes, provided you weren't too heavy-handed with the wash.
Now get a fine brush, and make them pop...
Highlight white areas,just a touch at the bottom of the habit veste, the top of the breeches, and the cross straps, as with the red shako cords, I dab the hanging peces, then use light vertical strokes to create an illusion of braiding, and paint greatcoat roll straps & drum cords using ivory v70.918,
Highlight blue, a dab on elbows and back of coats, and paint flagstaff using mix of v70.839 ultramarine & ivory v70.918
Highlight red, again,, just a dab on cuffs, use slight downward strokes on the grenadier cord to create a 'braided' illusion using dark vermillion v70.947
Highlight yellow using lemon yellow using v70.952
Highlight green using mix of deep green v70.970 & ivory v70.918
Highlight bayonets silver v70.997
Highlight muskets using mix mahogany brown v70.846 & ivory v70.918
Highlight face light flesh v70.928 I paint a v shape down cheeks and chin, then dab the nose.
|Showing rear view|
|Close up of command strip|
|Peel off the painting base|
|Ranked Up on the base (60mm x 30mm)|
And as they say.. Et Voila!