I have created a number of stories across the unit , with a mix of casualties and various poses being used. I have also embedded a "blinky" light in one stand to represent a shell burst. All i have to do is turn the modelled shell burst - made out of milliput/ pumice and cotton wool to turn it on. There is a little video here - not great quality but you get the idea.
Very pleased with the look of the unit overall - only another 12 or so to do!
The skin tones were done by undercoating the figures in Humbrol 186 - a mid/dark brown. Add the black hair , and use this for metallic areas too.This was then given a wash using Vallejo Sepia shade dipping formula- this can be easily thinned with water to give differing effects and it comes in a 200ml bottle! I then did a thinned wash of Vallejo German Camo black brown to help pull out the muscle areas. The clothing was then added in a range of off white , linen, sandy, khaki colours then the whole was again given a thin wash of the sepia dip. A little muscle top highlight was done using a thinned Vallejo dark earth After that is just wet brush in the shield colour highlights , and colour the spears and metallic bits.
Right , Napoleonics next I promise - the 23rd - 24th Chasseurs on the stocks