Saturday, November 13, 2010

Works in Progress

I am currently working on some artillery crews for Britannia, Gallia, and Kreis Obere-Sachsen/Asturia, as well as a couple of mounted officers.

The first is a mounted commander for my Gallian and Asturian forces in the New World.  He will also be available for operations in Germania.  He is an Old Glory mounted French officer who will be getting plenty of gold lace on his uniform coat.  In the back ground you can see the other officer.

He is a Front Rank Prussian hussar officer who is being painted to replicate the Prussian 8th (later 7th) Hussar Regiment (the "Canaries").  The 8th fought in Brunswick's His Britannic Majesty's Army in Germany.  In my imagi-nation world, he will be the commander of the Carpanian von Stuppe Hussar Regiment.

And here he is a little further along in the painting process.  The blue I'm using is a Delta Ceramcoat paint called Ocean Reef Blue.  I painted the shabraque white, then yellow.  Then I drew in the "hound's tooth" pattern with a pencil and painted on the blue.  After this picture was taken I used a 10-0 liner brush to carefully paint the silver piping between the blue and yellow.  The rest of the two-squadron regiment should look very nice on the battlefield.


Bluebear Jeff said...

That yellow/blue combo is very striking. I like it.

-- Jeff

ColCampbell50 said...

I wonder why? Could it be that the color scheme so closely resembles that of your flag?