Goya popped over yesterday for a toy soldier related chat and showed me a couple of really nice British Napoleonic figures he had painted (20mm but not HH). We both agreed that we enjoy painting British Napoleonic’s more than any other nationality as we consider that they have the most striking uniforms, its just something about the red and grey combo that really works.
|Pretty in red my latest finished figure - BN/71 Fusilier Sergeant (charging)|
Goya reckons he can paint and base a full 24-figure unit in 21 hours which I consider impressive as I think that the same for me would take in excess of 50 hours. However, I know that I do try and avoid the job in hand when there are 24 figures staring back at me from the painting desk by seeking diversion into my other ‘minor’ projects.
Last night following his visit I knuckled down and only painted Fusiliers and achieved more than I had previously done all week. Revitalised, the aim now is to get on and have the unit finished by the end of October and stop messing around painting other things like ACW buildings for my 6mm armies (click HERE) that I don’t even need.