It has been a busy day on the domestic front - two trips out shopping and giving the lawn its first cut of the year - always a tough one - but I still managed to make some progress with the next batch of base sealing. The French army has all of their bases sealed and so next up will be the British.
Whilst going through the French a few ideas came to me in respect of paint conversions. Some of the light infantry in the standing firing pose - there are two types, one wearing gaiters and the other in trousers - are the same figures as have been used for the infantry of the line. As I am desperately short of line infantry rank and file (I only have 20 in total!) it would make sense to repaint some of the light infantry. There are only 7 figures wearing trousers so it will boost the line rank and file up to 27 figures which makes a substantial difference when you factor in the command types I am using to bulk out the units.
I will be painting a lot of shako covers - mainly because it covers a multitude of sins - and one of the other paint conversions that occurred to me was Turin I gotta some Old Guard Grenadiers into Chasseurs. The brass front plate on the bearskin could easily be painted out - it is not that well defined to be honest - and the plume repainted, along with the top of the bearskin. I shall take a closer look to see what other differences there are and how doable this is.
Tomorrow I should be taking delivery of a number of Del Prado figures acquired from eBay. These will be filling quite a few of the remaining holes in the collection so I shall be adding figures to bases first before I start on the British.