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French Line Lancers

Posted by FredG on 07 Dec 2017, 08:43

Where's the fun in agreeing? :shock: ;-)
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Posted by FredG on 07 Dec 2017, 13:11

There's still a little work to do on the riders but it's time to get on with the horses.

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I separated the trumpeter as he's presently giving a rendition of "Four minutes, thirty seconds" by John Cage. I think that's the second movement

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Posted by Peter on 07 Dec 2017, 22:03

FredG wrote:Where's the fun in agreeing? :shock: ;-)

I agree! :mrgreen:

Real nice painted Christmas figures Fred! Well at least the colors are right! :-D :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 08 Dec 2017, 11:45

I started on the horses. Just the troopers' horses for now, the officer's horse is dressed differently so it will be last. I've decided on chestnuts for the troopers and MrsG decided on a grey for the trumpeter. This doesn't fit exactly into the designated squadron horse colours for the 6th but they're on campaign, you take the horse that's still alive.

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Please excuse the blueness, that's what snow does to the natural light in the morning 8)

The correct parade ground horse colours are :-
1st Squadron (Elites) - Black with the Colonel on a grey
2nd Squadron - Chestnuts
3rd Squadron - Chestnuts/ bays with the officer on a grey.
4th Squadron - Greys

While the last wash was drying I started playing with the riders so they've also advanced a little more, and more festive (If you're a fan of that US soft drinks manufacturer's logo colours). I know that will please Peter :P

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They're all coming along quite nicely I feel
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Posted by Susofrick on 08 Dec 2017, 11:53

Looks very nice! And now I won't try that trumpet anymore! The horses looks very nice and will be very nice to see them finished!
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Posted by FredG on 09 Dec 2017, 11:16

I've been slapping a bit more colour on the horses. now they need refining. The sheepskins don't really look like sheepskins yet so I'm hoping a sepia wash will  do the trick there. It worked on sheep so should do on fleeces  The portmanteaux need straps and edging.

Note, I started off doing Chestnuts and they turned into Bays before my very eyes. ( The Grey is neither  :P )

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If the Grey's hooves haven't been painted in the next set of photos, will someone please remind me
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Posted by FredG on 09 Dec 2017, 18:43

I'm afraid that the officer's horse has eloped with a young Andalusian filly from the 9th. Until order can be restored there will be a short interlude.

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Posted by Peter on 11 Dec 2017, 20:28

I really like the interlude from the interlude! I'm completely zen now! :P
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Posted by FredG on 13 Dec 2017, 18:10

Normal service is now resumed.

The Officer's horse was found drowning his sorrows in a bar half way up the M6.  Apparently the Andalusian filly he ran off with jilted him in favour of a Clydesdale stallion they met on the way north to Gretna. Devastating for the poor fellow, especially her parting shot about matters and size.

So here he is tidied up.
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I wanted a darker grey than the Trumpeter's horse so I used the darker of my two grey primers.
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Then I lightened him up with off white but an uneven coat
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Then a wash of nulm oil to get a mottled grey.
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Finally a thin black ink on the mane and tail.
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I'd over squeezed the ink so some of the extra went on the hooves ( waste not.......)

All ready for the horse furniture 
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Posted by FredG on 13 Dec 2017, 20:03

Horse furniture added
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Base painted, horse finished
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Not perfect but I think acceptable in (true) 20mm. :yeah:

Now waiting for one side of the base to dry :-D
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