Friday, September 15, 2017

Portuguese Foot Artillery

Already having plenty of foot artillery for the british, I decided to paint my remaining kit of Revell British Foot Artillery as a portuguese artillery battery, instead, since their uniforms are so similar to that of their allies, and I wanted to expand my portuguese forces a bit.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

British Horse Artillery

Here is my second battery of horse artillery for the british. I painted these guys together with the foot artillery, so to make the most of my assembly line painting process.

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Interestingly, Italeri's British Horse artillery don't come with limbers, those are instead found on Revell Foot Artillery set. So, having recently painted a couple of those, here I have a couple additional limbers to go along with my horse artillery.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

British Foot Artillery

I finished 2 more batteries of foot artillery for my Peninsular british. These are the Revell models, and come with a limber each, which I'll be using with the horse artillery batteries (which will feature on a future post).

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Russian Cossacks

A few more units of cavalry done for my late russians. 3 regiments of cossacks. I still need to paint the Guard cossacks to join these guys.

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I always paint my napoleonics with impecable uniforms, but when it comes to irregular/militia units, I take this as an oportunity to relax a bit, and give them a somewhat shabby look.

These guys, for instance, have a mix of regulation uniforms and some plain clothes colors. All units are dressed in the blue regulation, which started with the Don Cossacks, but later became the standard for all cossack regiments.


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Monday, August 14, 2017

2nd Regiment of Lanciers de la Garde - The Dutch Red Lancers

Here is another famous unit of cavalry in the french army, the Red Lancers. These are painted from the Zvezda Polish Uhlans kit, just as the Polish Lancers I showed here on the blog a few days ago.

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I chose to paint the trumpeter on the gorgeous white and red parade uniform, rather than the sky blue campaign outfit, which to me doesn't look nearly as interesting.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

1st Regiment of Lanciers de La Garde - Polish Lancers

Here are my polish lancers, painted from the Zvezda Polish Uhlans kit. I always dread painting uhlans and hussars, for the amount of detail in those fellows translate into slow progress over a number of painful weeks. 

But once I'm finally finished, the result certainly feels rewarding, and I'm really happy with these guys, gorgeous uniforms, which many collectors repute among the most beautiful of the entire period! (my personal preference still goes for french Carabiniers a Cheval and Grenadiers a Cheval, though). 

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The attentive eye will notice that one of the bases has only 2 horsemen, rather than my usual 3. I set aside the officer on the box to do Prince Poniatowski himself, in a proper command base, and so I painted a regular trooper as officer of the unit. 

The Prince is a project for later this year, when I'll be working on a number of new command bases for several nations of the period. And then I'll need a polish corps for him to command (oh, boy, it never ends, does it?)

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