Copyright © 2017, Paul Scrivens-Smith

Copyright © 2017, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

6mm AWI Painting Project

I've had a slow burn 6mm Black Powder AWI project on for a few months and the first few units are now painted and ready for photographing.

I've now got completed the following:

  • 3 British Commanders
  • 5 British line companies
  • 1 British Grenadier Company
  • 1 British Light Company formed up
  • 1 British Light Company skirmishing (3 bases)
  • 3 American Militia Commanders
  • 5 American Militia Companies
  • 5 American Riflemen detachments
  • 8 Small markers to use as disorder markers
  • 10 Casualty markers to hold a 7mm dice

All the figures are 6mm from Adler Miniatures and the bases are from Warbases. The dice holders for the casualty markers are from Mini-bits stuck on a 25mm diameter Warbases base.

The British are coming

Turn out the militia

American Militia with a casualty marker

American Militia

American Militia

American Militia with a casualty marker

American commander

American Riflemen

American Riflemen

British Line Company

British Light Company

British Line Company with casualty marker

British Light Comapnt in skirmish order

British Line Company

British commander

Still on the painting table at the moment:

  • 6 Companies of Continental Infantry
  • 4 Sections of 2 guns
  • 1 Company of British Line
  • 6 Commanders


Here is a rough guide to how they were painted (All Vallejo Model Colour):

British:


  • Paint the arms Red
  • Paint the fronts, turn-backs and legs Ivory
  • Paint the cuffs, knapsacks and facings Gold Brown
  • Paint haversacks Stone Grey
  • Paint the muskets and hair Beige Brown
  • Paint the hands and faces Medium Fleshtone
  • Paint the shoes, cartridge boxes and tricorns Black
  • Paint the bayonets and canteens Gunmetal Grey
  • Paint the bases in US Field Drab
  • Sepia wash
  • Highlight arms Red
  • Highlight cuffs, knapsacks and facings Flat Yellow
  • Highlight arms Flat Red
  • Paint a Flat Red spot on the knapsacks
  • Highlight faces and hands with Medium Fleshtone
  • Highlight bayonets and bearskin plate with Gunmetal Grey
  • Paint the cross-belts, musket slings, wings and tricorn lace White
  • Highlight the trousers and waistcoat White.


American Continental Infantry


  • Paint the arms Chocolate Brown
  • Paint the legs Buff
  • Paint the cuffs, facings and turn-backs Red
  • Paint the knapsacks, haversacks, muskets and hair Beige Brown
  • Paint the hands and faces Medium Fleshtone
  • Paint the shoes, cartridge boxes and tricorns Black
  • Paint the bayonets and canteens Gunmetal Grey
  • Paint the bases in US Field Drab
  • Sepia wash
  • Highlight arms Chocolate Brown
  • Highlight the trousers Buff.
  • Highlight cuffs, facings and facings Flat Red
  • Highlight faces and hands with Medium Fleshtone
  • Highlight bayonets and bearskin plate with Gunmetal Grey
  • Paint the cross-belts White

American Militia 


  • Mixed colours from Flat Green, Medium Blue, Saddle Brown, Buff, Neutral Grey

The basing is Vallejo Pumice Gel painted US Field Drab and dry-brushed with Pale Sand. 1mm Static Grass and Woodland Scenics clumps and Bushes