Saturday 27 August 2016

WIP15mm Sharpe and his chosen men

Hi Guys

Here are Sharpe and his chosen men ready for undercoating, I usually undercoat black for 15mm, its very forgiving when you are speed painting and miss spots, it also allows for an easy black lining when needed, but as I am taking my time with these guys, and want the colours to pop a little I will be undercoating white.
I have placed the characters on the paint stick in the order they appear in the black and white picture, Rifleman Cooper, Sergeant Patrick Harper, Richard Sharpe, Rifleman Harris, Rifleman Perkins, Daniel Hagman, as I write this I realise I have left out Isaiah Tongue, will get onto him.
In 15mm theres not a whole lot you can do to bring out particular characters, I have chosen a key characteristic for each and tried to accentuate that, the rest will be in the painting, so for each I chose
Rifleman Cooper - a little hard, he doesn't have much to set him apart, I made his hair a little longer and banged up his hat a little.
Sergeant Patrick Harper - he gets his Nock volley gun, and Tom Jones afro.
Richard Sharpe - his hair and the fact he carried a rifle will make him obvious
Rifleman Harris - I gave him a bonnet and he will have long curly red hair.
Rifleman Perkins - another hard one, he is basically a boy, so left his hair short, just gave him a bonnet.
Daniel Hagman - well long grease scruffy hair and side burns it is, oh and a banged up hat.
Isaiah Tongue - when I do him I will give him a bandanna and scruffy hair.
What do you think?


  1. Great work and very recognisable as Sharpe and his men.

  2. Great work as usual Dan,
    Though I'm not a collector of the period ( Sharp's rifles is one of Tv series that I enjoyed watching)that group really looks good.

  3. Scruffy bunch. It's true, it's hard to distinguish characters at this scale. But for a small group like this you made them unique and they should be instantly recognizable to anyone who follows the series.