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Friday, 8 March 2019

Refurbished Minifigs French Infantry

I bought a huge pile of secondhand, poorly painted Minifigs 25mm napoleonics some years back and every once in a while I dig some out and repaint them.  Over the last couple of weeks I have been repainting three French line units.

This is what the figures looked like when purchased:
They needed stripping back and cleaning up. 

Here is the first unit, French Fusiliers:
The second, Line Voltigeurs:
And another Fuslier unit:
And the lot brigaded together:
Just too late for the action at Klingenhofen!





16 comments:

  1. Very nice looking units. It is always pleasing to see these old figures refurbished.

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  2. Hi Bob,

    They look magnificent! they remind me very much of the games I used to fight using the Airfix Napoleonic rules when Minifigs ruled the roost.

    I am now in possession of a huge number of unpainted Minifigs for the late 17th/18th century and so will be looking to achieve similar results once I have nailed down the armies that I will be tackling.

    Really good to see these taking the field once again.

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. Funnily, I have just started looking at my Minifigs AWI figures, with a view to refurbishment.

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  3. Nice refurbishment. How do you strip off the old paint?

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    1. I use Bartoline TX10, which is much kinder than other paint strippers.

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  4. Splendid colors, well done!

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    1. Despite the negative comments that these figures often receive, I think they look very good once painted.

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  6. They have scrubbed up rather well Bob...

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Oddly, they look pretty grim as they are painted and it is only once their faces and bases are painted that they come into their own.

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  7. I always like the Minifigs sculpts from the early 70's, nice spirited poses and crisp detail.

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    1. They do seem a bit broard, but I suppose that allows more detail, but I agree they are lovely castings, which makes them easier to paint.

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