A short and penultimate update on the ongoing Turnip28 project.
I have painted up the 'Rifle' Regiment. These are the plastic Rifleman which are present in the Perry Miniatures British Infantry box set. I purchased a few extra from e-bay to make the numbers up to twelve.
The modelling was similar to the rest of the Turnip28 infantry, except that I have used the 'bird' heads from the Citadel Skull box set instead of the human skulls. I did this to differentiate these from the regular line regiments, and to suggest the increased alertness of the Rifle regiments, giving an almost a bird-raptor like feel. The bird skulls tops were slightly flattened to allow the shakos (minus the human heads) to fit. I have also added a few different arms to the Officer and NCO from my bits box.
Painting was slightly different. The uniform is based on the 95th Rifles of the Napoleonic Wars, with a dark green uniform, and black belting. Other than that, the mud, tufts, bones, and dirt were the same. They were very quick to paint, about an hour, excluding the bases, and were fun to do.
These will act in a light infantry/skirmish role. I like how the bid-like skulls, along with the pose of the Rifleman's bodies, give them a roving feel.
I used a Victrix Light Infantry Officers sword arm and Line Regiment left arm for the Officer. For the NCO I swapped the Rifleman's arm for a rather brutal looking Citadel Skeleton sward arm, to make him seem mean!
I have left a few Rifleman bare-headed to give some variety, and to show off the bird skulls.
Although they only have two set of arms and two bodies, you can achieve a nice selection of poses.