Quick Guide to Painting 28mm British Napoleonics.

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Quick Guide to Painting
28mm British Rifle
Napoleonics Part 3
Using Perry Plastics.
By R. McNeil
Online Guides by Ross
Getting started
Perry plastics give you two options in multi poses.
It is taken that you have already viewed the Part 1 and 2
this section only looks at the Rifle figures themselves.
The separate Rifle sprue, gives you two Riflemen, and no
officers. I converted from spare Infantry parts to make
End Result
Here are the 95th Rifles.
Preparation – base coats
Here is another step by step guide to painting the 28mm
plastics quickly in as few steps as possible. Typically the
British Rifle infantry figures took the least time. I found
they were painted from undercoat to final colour on
average in around 25 minutes per figure. Usually I had 10
figures to paint at same time.
Suggestions for paint and brush sizes are given as before.
Depending on your skill/experience, should you find you are
making too many mistakes - and its not because the tip of the
brush you are using no longer comes to a point - drop to a
smaller brush size, ie go from the suggested size 1 to a 0.
The basecoat processes are different. As this time they
start with a black undercoat.
Preparation – base coats
#1 : Undercoat Black Matt primer – Spray paint (Halfords)
Figures attached to a piece of wood (Blu-Tack) and sprayed
in a well ventilated area – as described before. Leave for
several hours to completely dry.
Preparation – Dry Brush
#2 : Medium shade Grey Dry Brush (Charcoal Black light Foundry). Brush size 2
Hat, Backpack and straps, straps on overcoat, bullet pouch,
cuffs and flap on jacket, shoes.
Preparation – Wet Brush
#3 : Dark Green block in (Forest Green Shade - Foundry).
Brush size 1
Jacket, trousers, stovepipe.
Don’t completely block in let some creases stay intact for
shading effect.
Preparation – Wet Brush
#4 : Flesh (Tallarn Flesh GW). Brush size 0.
Face, ears, hands and fingers.
Use the wet brush technique for the fingers. Pick up the
top of the fingers leaving the shade between. Take care
with face try a T shape above eyes and nose – leaving the
eyes. Then block in the rest of the face and try and leave
the mouth as shown.
Painting – Detail
#5 :Brown (Burnt Umber, or Scorched Brown GW). Brush
size 0.
Gun barrel, hair.
Painting – Wet brush
#6 : Water bottle (Tomb Blue - Foundry). Mainly Wet
brush. Brush size 0.
Painting – Detail
#7 : White detail (Austrian White - Foundry). Brush size 0.
For the satchel & strap across the chest, top of collar, and
the top edge of cuffs. Also the Sergeant stripes on this
converted figure.
Painting – Detail
#8 : Tan (Raw Linen Shade - Foundry). Brush size 0.
Gun horn at waist on belt.
Painting – Detail
#9 : Overcoat (Storm Blue Light - Foundry). Brush size 0.
Rolled up and sits on top of backpack.
Painting – Detail
#10 : Light Green (Forest Green - Foundry). Brush size 0.
Highlight on stovepipe, jacket and trousers. Just catching
the top of he areas. Immediately blends with Forest Green
shade painted on earlier.
Painting – Detail
#11 : Black detail (Licorice - Plaid). Brush size 0.
Back pack straps on chest, belt on waist, gun strap, water
bottle strap, bayonet sheath, and fix any errors on cuffs
or collar.
Painting – Wash
#12 : Black Wash (Licorice - Plaid). Brush size 1.
Hat, Back pack BUT NOT STRAPS, Bullet pouch, and shoes.
Shoulder tufts if necessary, water bottle as before.
Painting – Wash
#13 : Brown wash (Scorched Brown GW). Brush size 0.
Gun horn from base up to half way.
Painting – Detail
#14 : Silver Metal detail (Boltgun metal GW). Brush size 0.
Gun barrel, hat badge detail, clasp on strap, top and bottom of gun horn,
jacket buttons, belt buckle, connections for straps across chest, clasp on
top of overcoat, end of bayonet scabbard and water bottle rim.
Painting – Detail
#15 : Brass Metal detail (Dwarf Bronze - GW). Brush size 0.
For the gun butt and plate to the front, and the firing
Painting – Detail
#16 : Gold Metal detail (Metallic Gold Humbrol). Brush size 0.
For the sword hilt on Officers only.
The End
For Plastic figures with acrylic paints I would not varnish them.
At this point the figures are finished.
I would recommend painting the circular bases, around the shoes, a
mid green before mounting them on a base. Texturing the bases was
done in the same way as the first tutorial for the British Infantry.
Next I plan to show a step by step process on painting the Victrix