Sunday, 15 September 2013

Painting time: French Hussars (III)

The French Hussars in 'shako-rouleau' of Newline Designs have arrived, and I have started the painting of the 30 riders. After many musings and a quick look at several Nafziger OOB's for the Leipzig Campaign, I confirmed the election of Hussar Regiments 5, 6, 8 and 9 (see this link). Maybe not all of them carried that fashionable headgear during the Campaign of Leipzig, but this will be only another small historical license in this fictional world!

The above picture is a composition from the marvelous work of André Jouineau, 'Les Hussards Français', volume 3, showing the official uniforms of the Regiments 5, 6, 8 and 9 in 1812 (no shako-rouleau, of course!)
The pictures below show the initial stages of the painting process, after priming and the application of base colors.

From down to top: Hussar Regiments 5, 6, 8 and 9
From left to right: Hussar Regiments 5, 6, 8 and 9

Academic activities have begun again, so free time is becoming scarce. However, I hope to finish the painting of these four units in a reasonable time, so watch this space!

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