Nearly one year ago I started painting my own miniatures for playing wargames. Having done such a thing never before I used to learn painting by try and error and often find myself repainting my miniatures then I developed a new technic.
My miniature 28mm soldiers are mainly manufactured by the British companies
Front Rank, Perry Miniatures and Victrix. I use Vallejo and
Games Workshop paints for the figures and for the horses.
Are my figures completely accurate? Well, although my philosophy is to
get them as close to accurate as possible, there are limits imposed by
the actual castings and the small amount of reference material I have
available. But bear in mind that an infantry battalion of only 24 men
is not accurate in itself, so other small errors pale into insignificance
I don't actually get to use these figures in many wargames, but when
I do, the rules I use are Black Powder.
My figures have not been specifically based for any set of rules, but
instead use base-sizes that I find visually pleasing and leave room for any possibility arising. This means I do a one-to-one basing with 20mm x 20mm (single figure) for
infantry and the fiting sizes for cavaly and artillery.
One last point - it is notoriously difficult to photograph the colour
blue accurately. The colour of the uniform coats in the photographs on
this site varies from picture to picture, and often looks much lighter
than on the actual figures themselves. So please do not rush to email
me to tell me my shade of blue is wrong!