Tuesday, March 19, 2013

FranzNap Chevau-Leger Lancier - WIP

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!



9 comments:

  1. Nice figures. I trying to enter the FranzNap dhop but no avail. How do you ebuyed the miniatures?
    Regards
    Rafa

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    1. These were a special offer to subscribers to his newsletter, but I see that he's opened his shop for a test run with a limited supply of stock. His check-out is a bit strange; you need to purchase 'coupons' that equate the cost of the item you're interested in through the 'Services and Commissions' tab. Probably best to contact him direct for exact instructions: http://franznap.jigsy.com/contact

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  2. Nice work - I keep looking at them and then thinking of the eyewatering price.

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  3. The 5th lancers look particularly good with their sky blue facings. These are coming up a treat and will no doubt look wonderful with the full 'Rosbif treatment'!

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  4. He looks terrific. Nice colouring as always.

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  5. Just what one needs to get back on the painting horse.

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  6. They are really nice and look even better with the paint on them. Nice paintjob too Rosbif

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  7. Wow, you are the first to paint the lancers !!!!! It is emotional......

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    1. But wait, there's more to come! ;-)

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