Monday, 21 October 2013

French Foreign Legion in Dahomey

As you may have guessed from yesterday's post, I wasn't too happy with how the three Dixon Minitaures French Foreign Legion figures were turning out, especially as I think they are wonderful figures. However, some judicious use of the Army Painter Dark Shade wash and they have come up ok...


I have gone for a very grubby campaign look, I can't imagine that white trousers would stay very white for too long in West Africa.


The figures were sculpted by Mike Owen before he joined Foundry and as such have (IMHO) less of the "Copplestone" look that many of the ex-Foundry designers now have. The officer is very gallic...


The shirt order legionnaires can also be used as Naval Infantry, though technically a small anchor should be painted on the helmet.


Only another seventeen to go... :-)

2013 Painting Target: 438/365

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