I purchased a HUGE amount of CALPE MINIATURES last year whilst I was overseas and was impressed with the quality of these 28mm
miniatures. I have enough to build a Lasalle Prussian Division with a couple of supporting Brigades. I should add I've got a few Warlord Games miniatures added for some variety, though it's not really required as the variety in poses in the CALPE range means I can have a Battalion of 24 miniatures with every miniature different!!!
You might also notice the mounted PERRY MINIATURES officer. He will be an ADC, so not part of this battalion.
I thought I'd try a different technique painting
I start off with undercoating them in a matt black,
(citadel in this case) and then dry brushed them with Prussian Blue paint from
Next I fill in the 'block colours' such as exposed
flesh, white / brown on the pants and grey blanket rolls etc.
Once I've done that I'll probably dip and spray
just as with the Army Painter method.
Anyway, in short they are excellent miniature and a real joy to paint (so far). These guys are right up there with the PERRY's. Maybe even better.
I'll keep you posted on their progress.
Early days, but I hope to have them painted withen a few days. A big ask as it's a busy time for family commitments. We shall see.