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Posted by k.b. on 10 Feb 2024, 22:08

Here are a few photos of my version of Perry Miniatures’ Thomas Picton who is nearing completion. He just needs touching up in one or two areas, and then basing alongside Wellington and perhaps Uxbridge.

These first photos show him painted but unvarnished. As I paint in oils the linseed carrier oil that aids in the paint flow ends up giving a gloss sheen to the finished figure. Definitely a distraction for the observer.
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In the mounted version I have put some of my new AK ultra Matt varnish on him and boy does it improve the figure enormously.
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Posted by Peter on 11 Feb 2024, 00:22

Lovely painted figure Keith! :thumbup:

And that AK ultra Matt varnish is something I will keep in mind. ;-)
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Posted by Cuirassierman90 on 11 Feb 2024, 20:52

Very nice work.
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Posted by Bessiere on 13 Feb 2024, 04:32

Perfect Picton pictures? Perhaps, possibly, probably. Looks great K.B. You also do 28mm then?
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Posted by k.b. on 13 Feb 2024, 15:51

Hello Bessiere! Yep, not only do I paint 28mm Napoleonics but I’ve also painted quite a lot of 18mm Napoleonics by AB. I think changing scales (and periods) is a way I find to help combat that terrible tedium demon.

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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 14 Feb 2024, 20:23

Very nice Picton, k.b.
Lovely shading and highlighting.
I always use two coats of varnish: first the Vallejo polyurethane to make the figure rock hard, then the AK ultra matt to get that very matt finish.
Thanks for sharing
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Posted by k.b. on 17 Feb 2024, 22:03

The Perry Brothers version of the The Duke of Wellington.
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Posted by MABO on 19 Feb 2024, 09:08

Since I have repainted my Wellington, Picton and Uxbridge in 1/72, I like to see your version of them in another scale.
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Posted by k.b. on 20 Feb 2024, 12:33

And here they are together......
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.........waiting for Uxbridge to get his act together
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Posted by C M Dodson on 21 Feb 2024, 16:46

Very nice work indeed and that varnish on Mr Picton’s coat looks excellent.

A small point but British horses had their tails docked, a practise which was particularly distressing to the animals when in the Peninsular with all the flies whizzing around in summer.

Super painting, you have breathed life into them.

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Posted by Michael Robert on 21 Feb 2024, 21:30

Hello k.b.
really nice work. I did mine in 1/72, just as Jan from Art Miniatures.
These British officers have a real austere look, nothing glamorous, no Ney, no Murat.
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Posted by k.b. on 22 Feb 2024, 08:46

Thanks Chris and Michael for taking the time to post a reply. Alas, it really is becoming a test of patience and determination to post a simple comment here on Bennos, (really hope it can be sorted soon).
Thanks for the reminder about the British practice of docking horses’ tails but do you think that applied even to the mounts of Welly and his staff? (What was the logic behind doing it)?
You mention Michael how sombre and austere Wellington and his staff were. Very true! But wait til you see my version of Uxbridge….. !!!
I think the Perry Brothers decided to go to town in their sculpt of Uxbridge to counter the drabness of the rest of his staff!
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Posted by Peter on 22 Feb 2024, 22:45

I love these but I'm also looking forward to your Uxbridge figure. ;-) :thumbup:
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