|Mixture of NapoleoN and Falcata figures - the lights show them as a bit|
glossier than I intended, but they will be fine
I have to say that (despite my paintwork) I think the 1802 version was very smart - makes me wonder why it was replaced so soon. It has been suggested to me that there was resistance to having all the line infantry dressed the same - the 1805 regs reintroduced different coloured facings. I also read somewhere that importation of indigo to dye the blue coats was a problem during the time that Spain was a French ally, since Britain had a monopoly supply. The first of these two is interesting, but I have no real basis for believing it to be true; the second seems unlikely, since the cavalry had enough blue uniforms to be problematic anyway. So I really don't know - 3 years seems a very short run for Godoy's "deep sky blue" uniforms, and I really do like them. Any further theories would be welcome.
|Falcata were an odd manufacturer, some of the later products were pretty|
agricultural, but this is one of the early pieces sculpted by Tomas Castaños,
and for 20mm I think this is splendid
|Falcata again - the figures were originally intended to be plastic, and you can see|
it in the range of poses and some aspects of the mastering
I notice from my photos that my matt varnish seems to be getting a bit shiny - better start a new bottle. It's OK, the overall effect is a light sheen rather than a hard gloss, and I like the toy soldier look. The lighting makes it look worse than it is.