Sometimes, especially when beginning a relatively complicated uniform, I find it best to paint one all the way through to get a feel for it.
|Advance one and be recognized!|
Its easier in execution when its a toy style figure but its tricky sometimes deciding what to leave out and how to fool the eye into seeing what should be rather than what was sculpted. There is also a lingering subconscious urge to shade and highlight the figure.
This Hussar seems simple enough now that I've done one though I see that I need to add some vertical stripes on the girdle and the sheep skin shabraque could use a slightly creamier white I think. Anyway, shouldn't take long to finish them.
The red/green combination reminds me of Christmas but also of something else. Today I realized what: in the the early 80’s I painted up 15mm First Coalition and Republican French forces as well as Vendeans, Turks and Haitians. One of the British units was of course, the York Hussars.
So what was, will be again.