From Knõtel with Helmuts.
Thankfully, I have all that rebasing under my belt, so I have been able to start painting again. First up were some Austrians. I have all Front Rank figures, and they are really great for my painting technique. White prime, with thinned acrylics and then Army Painter. All units will be from FM Nordmann's Avantgarde at Wagram in 1809. This is my original attempt before I corrected the painting errors
Here are 1/IR4, the Hoch und Deutchsmeister. I used the soft tone Army Painter here, I am quite happy with the result. Their distinguishing characteristic is blue facings and yellow buttons. So I fixed the cocardes, they are now yellow with a black dot (don't laugh at my dots, I will use a marker from now on), flagtop is bronze and although you can not see it the musicians now have white piped shoulders. I know the flagpole and the drum are not correct, but I have to think about this a little longer.
Here is 2 bases of an eventual 3 base Light Austrian Cavalry unit. I really enjoyed painting these figures, I used the Army Painter midtone here. So you can see that for 4 of the 6 figures, I used the correct facings for artillerymen, I left 2 of them with blues facings and will treat them as handlangers.
Great figures are they not!
And finally to show that I am not slacking here is the command stand of 2/IR48, the Bellegarde. They have nice distinctive red facings with grey buttons.