So these are the first five men for the centre companies of the 28th Regiment of Foot during their mission in Egypt in 1801. The figure are actually pieces from the Napoleonic plastics the Perry twin are producing but I heavily converted them with parts from several other boxes and some greenstuff. This was of course work from before the challenge but in case that you're interested in it have a look at this post here.
Anyway we'll need those chaps for our presentation game at Tactica show in February so I have my hands full with painting them. In addition I'm planning to have a version of the unit on board of a landing craft. A bunch of work for a slow painter like me...
Anyway I hope you like those first impressions. Unfortunately I too those pictures before finishing the bases and didn't find to take new ones during the last days. But upon my word I covered them with sand and painted and highlighted them with three shades of sandy colours.
First, welcome back to the fold, Stefan! It's great to have you with us again this year.
These Redcoats are fabulous! Your conversions have been very deftly done and really bring these lads to life. My eye is especially caught by the fellow with his arm in a sling and the other with his shako in his hand - they are all very expressive. I also really like your approach to doing skintones, though you will have to work on a 'sunburn' effect for your new recruits heading off to Egypt. :)
30 points for your debut on the roster, including a little extra added for the conversions (to offset the lack of bases). Well done, Stefan!