This unit has been “finished” for quite a long time, but it’s still not finished until I get a suitable flag for it.
Gray with yellow facings is a striking uniform. I’m not sure I would use such a dark gray if I were to do it again – it’s not that dark in the Robert Hall plate. But when I started it I had a source that made me think it was a darker gray.
One downside of doing Dutch is the need to paint the mitre plates on the grenadiers. These came out ok.
But I have to admit that after I photographed these the first time I had to go back and touch up the eyes. Photographs are very revealing aren’t they! And I’m very obsessive I guess. I changed these from blue eyes to black and cleaned up around the eyes. You can still see the blue eyes popping out from the other guy in the back rank on the stand with the grenadiers. I’ve decided not to use blue for eyes anymore. They look fine on figures, but really pop out when you photograph them.
Hopefully one of my preferred flag makers will make a flag for these guys soon.