A project that's been in the background for a while finally got underway in the last couple of weeks. The Great Northern War and WSS in 15/18mm. My idea is to start with Swedes and Russians then expand the forces to include other colourful units from the era.
So here are the first couple of units. These are all Blue Moon miniatures. I was going to try the layered painting technique, but after an experiment that didn't look good, I decided I could do better with my normal wash technique and controlling the flow of the paint with the brush.
I've decided to do the first two units in the 'standard' Swedish and Russian infantry uniforms. Here are Swedes in the blue uniform. Just the basic wash of Humbrol blue over white undercoat.
And some pictures after I'd tidied up any overspill from the base uniform colour with white and painted in the buff belts.
And two pictures after I'd added the facing colours. I'm not sure if I've got enough of a contrast between the buff of the Swedish breeches and the yellow stockings and turnbacks so I might use a lighter highlight on the buff. The yellow and red are Humbrol colours which I've always found excellent to work with.
More pictures shortly I hope.