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PostPosted: February 5th, 2018, 6:27 pm 
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This was bought on e-bay. It is packaged in a blister card, with two sprues of white mouldings. The six assembly stages are illustrated on the header and a small sheet of Plastikard is provided. The figure is nicely sculpted with crisp detail, but some flash evident. This kit was first released from 1971 to 1978 and again from 1991 to 1994.
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History:
At the start of the nineteenth century and the short-tailed, single-breasted jacket was worn. Officers, however, retained the long-tailed coat. Traditionally, hair had been worn in a pigtail, but these were abolished, to the relief of the rank and file, in 1808. The Belgic shako with tall front plate was adopted in 1812 and a short-tailed, single-breasted jacket replaced the old-fashioned long-tailed coat. Officers, however, retained the long-tailed coat. Grey overalls replaced white breeches and gaiters.
All regiments of the line wore red tunics with white turnbacks. Facings were worn on collars, cuffs and shoulder straps; collars and shoulder straps were edged in white lace. The centre companies wore a white, worsted tuft at the outer end on the shoulder strap, and a white-over-red tuft on the shako. The two flank companies wore wings in the facing colour, edged and barred in white tape and often having worsted tufts all along their outer edges. The light company wore a green tuft and a small hunting horn badge. There is evidence that these elite company badges were worn on the shoulder wings and the tunic turnbacks as well.
This kit is moulded to represent an infantryman of the 2nd Foot Guards (Coldstream) one of the battalions of Guards at the Battle of Waterloo. The Coldstream was the 2nd regiment of Guards Infantry and had buttons and laces in pairs. Their shoulders were decorated with dark blue wings (their facing colour) edged and decorated with white tape.
Reference:
Airfix Magazine February 1974 page 355
AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNIFORMS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS ISBN 0-7548-1571-4 page 100
WELLINGTON’S ARMY ISBN 1-85367-501-6 plate 26, 31
Brassey’s History of Uniforms Napoleonic Wars Wellington’s Army ISBN 1-85753-221-X page 18
BRITISH INFANTRY UNIFORMS Since 1660 ISBN 0 7137 1127 2 plate 35 Sgt Coldstream Guards, 1815

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Flesh sprayed
Andrea Color 1st Shadow = primary flesh
Andrea Color 2nd Shadow = secondary flesh
Andrea Color 1st Base = third skin spray and ninth skin tone
Andrea Color 2nd Base = fourth skin spray
Andrea Color 1st Light = fifth skin tone
Andrea Color 2nd Light = sixth skin tone
Vallejo Model Color 19 70927 Dark Flesh FS32555 = seventh skin tone
Vallejo Model Color 20 70845 Sunny Skintone = eighth skin tone

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Vallejo Model Color 1 70951 White = trousers
Vallejo Model Color 31 70957 Flat Red / 32 70946 Dark Red / 33 70926 Red = coat
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Vallejo Model Color 31 70957 Flat Red = lower portion of plume
Vallejo Model Color 70950 169 Black = shako, shoes, stock, ammunition pouch, bayonet frog, Trotter knapsack
Vallejo Model Color 49 70807 Oxford Blue = facings, lapels, cuffs, collar, wings
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I should have done one of mine for the figures GB :)

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I'd like to see that Nigel ;-)
I used lead foil for the straps and fixed them with cyanoacrylate. I then fixed the equipment and arms to the torso and his Belgic Cap to his head. The figure was then glued to the base and his musket fixed in position. The paint touch-ups were carried out when he was set. This figure was airbrushed with Vallejo Model Color 70522 Satin Varnish. I still have to add some ground scatter to the base.
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Nice.

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Thanks Jim :grin:

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