Saturday, February 21, 2015

French Line Grenadiers and Random Minis


I've managed to paint half a small unit of Perry plastic French Grenadiers.  Here you can see the 13 of them marching somewhere.

Another angle of them still marching.  I frequently force march my French, because I am a cruel emperor.

I only painted two poses; the ones in their supposedly great coats.

The Perry plastic box has four poses of marching Grenadiers (or Voltiguers); I'll paint the two poses without said coats on, next.  There are two back pack options which will give the finished unit eight minor model variations.


I painted a few other minis too.  Some sort of thief or assassin, most likely from Ral Partha or Grenadier.  A John Conner model of unknown origin, whose face I ruined with drunken highlighting. It says John Conner on his base.  There's also two LotR GW Rohan leaders.

I found the two Rohan in a FLGS bits bin.  Eowyn's sword is managled and Eomir's is missing.  I'm going to pretend it's the invisible Elfin blade, Loirleilei.  Loirleilei is only mentioned once very briefly in the Silmarillion, one of the really awful back chapters that no one really reads, trust me.

From the back, it looks as it Eomir is waving a chocolate ice cream cone.  I've been meaning to give a friend this little terrain piece for many moons.

No!  The evil bad assassin is going to kill humanity's last hope.  Stop now, or you'll go on a forced march!

John's wearing a dark gray polyester twill blend two piece tactical combat suit.

John has a cute little robot head on his pre-manufactured base.

Till later then, I hope to have some zombie Survivors done and maybe even a unit of French cavalry, Chasseur a Cheval.

love and kisses,


  1. Nicely done on them all. I wonder if the the John Connor mini is from the old figures sets like the aliens ones you used to be able to get, The name is escaping me at present and so is google fu........

  2. Very nice work on the myriad of figures, James. That last guy reminds me of William Dafoe in Platoon. :)

  3. Great stuff Bf! All very nice, even the drunken highlights on John Connor.

  4. Masterfully painted figures BF! I envy your skills as a painter. The terrain piece is very good too. That wouldn't be from a fish tank would it?

  5. What no shoes on the back backs ? I feel cheated
    All great additions to your eclectic collections and I do like that John COnnor figure although I wouldn't have known who it wa smeant to be without your assistance.

  6. They all deserve to go on a forced march save Eomir who is eating ice cream. Ice cream and forced marches don't mix. Great additions to your collection The Perry figures are particularly impressive.

  7. Good stuff. Good thing those dudes are marching as it looks cold in those long coats.
    Invisible sword or is he just trying to get a network on his mobile smart sword handle (isword 0.6?).
    Great work and a good variety.

  8. Excellent job, love the grenadiers!