I have been working away on a large commission of Spanish Napoleonic figures of late and thought it may be a good idea to share with you the colours used to achieve the final result.
First up a picture of a finished Infantry figure:
Next is a video showing how I go about painting a figure and all the colours used to achieve the final result.
Finally here is a full list of the colours used and the relevant parts of the uniform they are applied to they are listed from base tone first to highlight last, all colours are Vallejo Model color unless stated otherwise :
Flesh: VAL860 Medium Flesh Tone , VAL845 Sunny Skin Tone, VAL815 Basic Skin Tone.
Jacket and Breeches: VAL847 Dark Sand, VAL837 Pale Sand, VAL820 Off White.
Bicorne, Gaiters,bayonet scabbard and cartridge box: VAL950 Black, VAL862 Black Grey, VAL994 Black Grey.
Musket stock: VAL984 Flat Brown, Panzer Aces311 New Wood.
Musket Barrel: 75% VAL863 Gunmetal 25% VAL950 Black, VAL864 Natural Steel.
Barrel Rings: VAL801 Brass.
Plume and Cockade: VAL926 Red, VAL909 Vermillion.
Hair. VAL984 Flat Brown, VAL874 Tan Earth
Crossbelts: VAL883 Silver Grey, VAL951 White.
Facings: VAL950 Purple, VAL811 Blue Violet. It goes without saying you will need to use colours suited to the regiment you are painting
Piping: VAL951 White
Buttons, Scabbard tip and cockade strap: VAL801 Brass.
I will finish this post here, but will be back soon with part 2 covering the drummers who wear a completely different coloured uniform and the finer details on the Ensigns and Officers.