Not my best work but they'll do. Maybe this weekend I'll find out the key thing: how lucky are they?
|40mm 1790's French 20th Dragoons.|
Prince August SYW dragoon bodies with Zinnbrigade British Dragoon heads.
Somedays I miss being able to see clearly both near and far and miss having a relatively steady hand that didn't twitch or jump at awkward moments, but overall I'm just grateful I can still paint at all.
Nothing wrong with them, they look fine to me. Hopefully they will perform heroically on the table top!!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, they'll do at arms length. Their first combat die roll on the table is often a good indicator of their future :)Delete
The Dragoons look very good Ross- well done!ReplyDelete
Toy soldier joy, these are great Ross!ReplyDelete
Not sure why you’re not happy with these chaps, they look splendid.ReplyDelete
Oh, its all minor stuff. eg It was too late when I realized that I hadn't filed the buttons off their cuffs despite my intention to paint them in gauntlents, and a bunch of minor things, some of which I had to fix 3 or 4 times as the brush suddenly went rogue when my hand twitched forcing a touch up! They'll be fine on the table.Delete
They look pretty damn good to me, and a crack unit at that - the 20th had a great record so I’m sure they’ll fight for you.ReplyDelete
Oh good. I picked them from the Egyptian OB because they were the only Dragoon regiment who didn't have red or pink facings and I was tired of painting red facings!Delete
FYI if you want your guys to know what they have to live up to...Delete
20e Regiment de Dragons
4 Battle Honours: 1798 - Les Pyramides, 1806 - Jena, 1807 - Friedland, 1811 - Albuhera
54 Battles: 1793 - Siege of Quesnoy, 1794 - Landrecies, Quesnoy, Valenciennes, Aldenhoven, 1796 - Mondovi, Lodi, Castiglone, 1797 - La Favorite, Saint-Georges, Due-Castelli, Castelluchio, Mantoue, 1798 - Alexandrie, Chebreiss, les Pyramides, 1799 - El-Arich, Gaza, Jaffa, Saint-Jean-d'Acre, Mont-Tabor, Aboukir, 1800 - Heliopolis, 1805 - Wertingen, Memmingen, Neresheim, Ulm, Austerlitz, 1806 - Jena and Pultusk, 1807 - Eylau, Heilsberg, Friedland, 1808 - Andujar and Tudela, 1809 - Ucles, Ciudad-Real, Almonacid, Ocana, Salamanca, Pampelune, Tamames, 1811 - Albuera, 1813 - Leipzig, Dresden, and Hanau, 1814 - S.Dizier, Brienne, La Rothiere, Mormont, Monterau, Troyes, 1815 - Ligny, Waterloo
Colonels and chef-de-brigade: 1793 - Gontran , 1797 - Boussart, 1800 - Reynaud, 1807 - Corbineau, 1811 - Desargus, 1815 -Briqueville.
Very smart indeed ! - you've still got it !ReplyDelete
Thanks, its just a longer, more frustrating, experience these days!Delete
They look very smart, indeed (the French dragoon kit is a classic). The paint job looks fine as well, particularly given the way that the camera tends to bring things out--just don't see any issues even with the photo. Still, I'm with you on the degraded vision: I have some 6mm winged hussars that I actually painted with the naked eye. Seems like a false memory to me now.ReplyDelete
Ah yes, in '79 I did some 6mm 16th/17C Spanish in stripes. I can't help but think now that they were only stripes in my imagination.Delete
Look fine to me. Two questions to be resolved - how well they do in battle and how often you choose to use them! I often have to paint things over 2-3 times and still miss bits! Trouble is, I only tend to notice those bits from photos I do for my blog...ReplyDelete
These days, once the gloss varnish is on, any errors merely add characterDelete
I know what you mean about eyesight.ReplyDelete
These look tabletop ready, which about all I aim for myself. Hopefully they will pass muster when the dice are rolled.
Roll up or not I'll win anyway.....Delete
Looking good to me Ross…ReplyDelete
I like the yellow facings…
All the best. Aly
One gets tired of red and I still haven't warmed up to pink.Delete