As a follow up to my last post here are Baden's Lieb-Garde Grenadiers these are actually more of Baccus' updated French Grenadier sculpt, but they work. These are every clean castings, although i have identified one chronic flaw in the mold: The left most model on each infantry strip has a very weak ankle connection. They tend to wiggle like a loose tooth if you apply more than gentle pressure with a brush. Has anyone else seen this issue?
Well, I will really need to replace these pictures, as I ended up with too much shadow on the faces. For this regiment I went ahead and tried Army Painter's strong tone shade from the dropper bottle rather than an acrylic varnish. The ink compares well to GW's old "Devlan Mud", but I really do not like the way it muddies the colors. The dip varnishes seem to do a better job of keeping the colors from fading too much, although this stuff is much easier on brushes and my lungs.