Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Westphalian WIP #3 - Command Figures

These are the command figures of my Westphalian procrastination project. 

After the hurdle of the flags (see previous post) I have struck another bump as these figures don't have the tunic with plastron that the rank and file have. Instead they're wearing a surtout. I can't find any references that show what a Westphalian officer's surtout looks like, so I've made an executive decision to make my own version!


Rather than paint the plastron like I did when I struck the same problem with my Italians, I've given them white coats with dark blue piping, which I think looks rather dashing! Also not sure about plumes, so I've gone with a white-over-blue combo with white pom-pom.


The colour-bearer has had the moulded plastic flag and eagle removed and replace with a short length of piano wire, which I've attempted a free-hand candy-cane spiral. Not sure if I like it, though. Once the flag is attached, it'll probably look better.

8 comments:

  1. Your "own version" looks very nice! A great work!

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  2. I frequently take that course of action and bedammned to historical accuracy.

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  3. Very dashing indeed! I'm an advocate of the principle that if in doubt then make it up, especially if it reaps such splendid results as these.

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  4. There are looking good there and the flag pole looks very good and cant wait to see it with a flag on it.

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  5. Excellent decision Rosbif. I think they look wonderful.

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  6. These look great Ben and it's good to see your Northern Italians on Hat's 'Everything Toy Soldiers'. By the way, Hatblogger is seeking feedback about possible 1/72nd Naploeonic releases. Suggest that all who are interested take the opportunity to 'vote'.

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