Ratch

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Cheers John, these form part of a much bigger project. These are being done as a Build Review on the Airfix Tribute Forum. I have been interested in the Napoleonic Wars for some time. I had a little reference material and started painting the figures I had. Then a couple of years ago I read the AIRFIX magazine guide 4 Napoleonic Wargaming ISBN 0 85059 178 3. I accumulated more reference material and decided to repaint my existing figures and acquire more to represent the armies at Waterloo as close to reality as I could. This requires figures from other manufacturers to fill gaps, so those have not been posted on this site.

I suppose I should test the wargaming rules in the magazine guide with a few skirmishes involving the figures I've already set up.

 

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Ratch

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The Cuirassiers are almost complete

I am making a guidon

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That's odd! I've just looked at my bottle and it says (first sentence on the back)

 

Humbrol Clear is a water soluble, self levelling gloss medium....

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Ratch

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Where's the huge gap?

I used no filler

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@spadgent

Speaking of the Challenger 2, what's the Humbrol colour number for the Desert Sand?

i think 56 rings a bell

56 is Aluminium

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Ratch

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I thought Bachmann were part of the Hornby Group

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Are you talking about AC5501? If so, it is solvent based.

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On to the French Cuirassiers for those interested They rode blacks or dark bays  

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I think they're aimed at modellers with possibly a lower skill level than yourself, who are happy to put a decal on.

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Ratch

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Well Colin, we can't have everything we'd like all in one go or there'd be nothing to look forward to.

The Swift was one of those kits that modellers clamoured for, and Airfix took a punt. The Hellcat superkit has been widely acclaimed (especially over the pond) and is expected to be a certain banker.

I always find it odd that, in a hobby where patience is a virtue, modellers have very little patience waiting for their pet subject to be kitted. Still, I suppose its a way of promoting our wants.

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