|Austrian Napoleonic Uniforms as illustrated by L & F Funcken|
This has meant that I use things such as the 'pose' of the miniature (whole battalions are either firing, kneeling or marching), or by using some particular coloring that matches with those of the nation-state historically.
|troops at the blue coat stage|
While many of the Austrian battalions had sky blue or variations of red 'facing colors' (what is the difference between lobster red and poppy red?) I will use the standard seven colors from the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) to make my troops different. Also I shall be making two of the forces Hungarian, with the blue trousers, so that will permit me to 'mix it up' with the colors a bit.
Since most of the uniform is white, I like to undercoat a blue, as the first layer on top of the gray primer that is sprayed on the minis. This permits me to work towards a bright white highlight and have plenty of definition in the layers of lighter blue below.