[Song of Drums and Shakos]
Black Brunswickers

I started to paint all the blacks.

For the uniform I decided to mix grey into the black:

  • 70.950 Black
  • 2/3 70.950 Black

    &

    1/3 72.748 Sombre Grey

  • above mix plus a touch of 70.918 Ivory

For the lacing I added more of the ivory to get a lighter tone.

The pouches and straps and stuff, I added a touch of yellow to get a warmer tone.

  • 2/3 70.950 Black

    &

    1/3 72.707 Gold Yellow

  • Above mix

    &

    72.704 Elf Skintone

  • Above mix

    &

    70.918 Ivory

The leather parts (shoes, shako top, shako bottom, shako shield) I added brown for yet another shade of black.

  • 3/4 70.950 Black

    &

    1/4 70.872 Chocolate Brown

  • Several steps with more and more 70.918 Ivory added

The emblem on the shako just got a light overbrush of 70.883 silver grey.

The blue parts of the uniform were painted as follows:

  • 70.963 Medium Blue
  • 70.963 Medium Blue

    &

    70.844 Deep Sky Blue added in 2—3 steps

The blue of the water-canteen was also painted in 70.963 Medium Blue. Then I painted the BLJ (Braunschweig Lauenburg'sche Jäger) in 70.883 silver grey. I then mixed the blue and grey for a light drybrush. Finally I applied a very watered down wash of 72.094 Black Ink the bring out the wood texture.

Bummer! While reading up on how to actually paint the minis, I noticed that I ordered the wrong miniatures, if I want to have the peninsular Brunswickers. The one's I ordered are more fitting for when they returned from the peninsular to the north. The Leib Batallion miniatures would have been correct; with the tussel thing and the skull on the shako... Well... next time...