I've put aside my slow progress on the Borodino IV Corps to play with my new toys, the lovely lancers from my previous post.
Here's the first cab off the rank. Even though he looks like he's dipping his lance to spit an enemy infantryman, once he's mounted he looks like he's leaning forward squinting into the distance. As the horses are all adopting rather nonchalant poses, I may use this chap as a vedette.
They paint up very well, with a lot of crisp detail. Besides some Italeri sets, the only other similarly proportioned figures are those by Zvezda, but they suffer from lack of detail in various of their poses. These don't. They are really well detailed all over, from the lance strap over the rider's gauntlet to the imperial symbols on the turnbacks to the straps and belts. Nothing's left out.
After suffering a bit of painting ennui lately, I reckon these are what I need to get back into it. Really fun to paint.
|I've gone for the 5e Chevau-Leger Lanciers colours...|
|...for no other reason than I liked the colour combination!|