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French Imperial Guard Grenadier

After my previous 54mm, another bust and this is a big one and definitely a classic: the French Imperial Grenadier by Young Miniatures (

Overall I am very happy and I enjoyed a lot painting this bust. This time I tried also a new brand for the golden parts: the Maimeri Acrylic Light Gold ( I used this colour for both the golden plate on the “bearskin” (the typical tall fur cap of the grenadiers), the buttons and the epaulettes (take a look at this nice glossary and in my view this looks very realistic, so I am planning to use it also in the future (I also purchased the deep gold, to paint proper shadows).

To paint the face I used the Vallejo acrylic paint set, but I noticed the overall look is a bit shiny and this is not the first time I notice this effect using this brand. In theory, as this is flesh which could be sweated, this should not be much of a problem, but taking photos in these situations is a bit challenging due to the very likely light reflexions. The next time I will use the Andrea colour flesh paint set, which I expect to be much more matt.

Ok, that’s all. As usual, below you can find a gallery with a lot of photos, including some details.

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