Saturday, August 20, 2011

2nd Hussars (at last!)

The process of painting this unit has been long and drawn-out, but I think the wait has been worth it, even though I do say so myself! The leopard-skin shabraque turned out satisfactorily, even though the detail is a little hard to see in the pictures, especially after a layer of Army-Painter Dark.

Now they're ready to smash the British at Albuera, or chase guerrillas in Andalucia.

The whole unit

The command stand; Officer and bugler.

Detail of the shabraque conversion. Click to expand for best view.

Elite company head conversion

Troopers
 
Troopers

Trooper detail

Trooper detail

Trooper detail


I'll be getting some more of these figures from Dan of Gunner's Wargaming with whom I'm doing another swap, so I'll probably paint the 10th Hussars, who were also at Albuera. I'm sending him some space-men from Khurusan, and he's sending me a selection of his stash of 1/72 Napoleonics that he's not going to use.

It never ceases to amaze me that people who previously wouldn't have had the opportunity to communicate, now have the chance to talk and even swap stuff from anywhere in the world!

Cheers, Dan!

15 comments:

  1. Great set of figures those Italeri Hussars, and you have done them proud.

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  2. Well done, some good paintwork again!

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  3. They are simply wonderful and well worth the wait. Top job Sir!

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  4. Really nice Rosbif,
    They turned out great!
    Cheers
    Paul

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  5. Lovely stuff, just wonderful! Always a boost to see a completed unit :)

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  6. It must be maddening though to know you've painted in such details successfully but then realize they can't be seen anyway. I am looking at the trees and thinking of the bottle brushes and tube brushes from a beer-making kit.

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  7. What a great looking unit. If they fight as well as their paint job, they'll be heroes.

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  8. They look great! I thought they were 28mm Perrys at first. Best, Dean

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  9. Great work! And the leopardskin came out very well (make the dots a bit darker next time).

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  10. Thanks for the kind words, all!

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  11. More kind words from the Captain...great work and nice to see the 28's smaller cousins getting some attention for once. Look forward to seeing them in action.

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