Friday 25 October 2013

Painting for Charity

After an intensive period painting 6mm models for my North Africa project I am taking a short break to start work on something completely different. A few months ago I put my name forward to volunteer my services as one of many painters for the group Bloggers for Charity. For those that don't know BFC aim to raise money for two very worthy charities (Help for Heroes and Men Matter) by running a wargame at two events next year (Triples in Sheffield and Crisis in Antwerp). As well as rattling the collection tin at both events all the models featured in the game will be auctioned off afterwards to raise even more money for the chosen charities. My allocation of models for painting arrived last week and although its been a long time since I painted anything in 28mm I'm really looking forward to the challenge.

The group are recreating the Battle of La Belle-Famille which took place on July 24, 1759, during the French and Indian War (the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War) and I have been given a Regiment of French Line Infantry to paint for the game. The models were kindly donated by AW Miniatures and are rather nicely sculpted with a range of poses and a good amount of detail, which should make these fun to paint. I'm actually painting my figures in the colour of the La Sarre Regiment as shown in the photo below.

Author: Charny / CC-BY-SA-3.0 
So far all I have done is prep the figures, cleaning them and removing some very small areas of flash etc. They have been given a light coat of Matt grey undercoat and I'm ready to start applying the first basecoats. I don't want to let anyone down with the quality of painting so I'll be giving these my very best effort... wish me luck!

If you haven't already signed up to follow the Bloggers for Charity Blog then get your bum over there now and become a Follower (and if you can, donate some money or time) and give these guys your support. 


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