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Austrian Cuirassiers

Posted by FredG on 27 Mar 2018, 19:26

I've finally exhausted my Newline Designs Austrians so it's the turn of Hat to supply the Cuirassiers.
( I had the boxes in the stash already)

This group will represent three regiments so then I will have all the facing colours of the Austrian regiments, the buttons then being the only distinctions. I already have a set in progress with red facings.

It may take a little longer to complete these with the higher number.

Two of the horses were deformed on the sprue so I've added a couple of Italeri ones. The fore and rear legs of the rest had those straight bits of thick flash between them so I've recarved the lot.

Primed and ready to go.

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I've not taken the Cuirassiers off the sprues yet, I'm saving that as a treat as I'll be impaling twenty-four of them at one go. Oh joy! :P
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Posted by FredG on 29 Mar 2018, 19:52

Two coats of Mocha on the horses and two coats of Linen on the sheepskins :-D

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Time to step down the brush size ;-)
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Posted by FredG on 30 Mar 2018, 17:50

The previously started figures were getting in the way so I prepared four bases. I've now based the first regiment and they're in the flock drying out.

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With all four bases going to need grassing in a fairly short time I've made a couple of tufts of differing lengths, colours and sizes. These are also drying out at present.

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Now, back to painting.

Onwards! :-D
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Posted by FredG on 02 Apr 2018, 19:35

Post 1000 wooooooooooooooooooooot!

I now have have nine of the horses in this condition.

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The blanket rolls need sorting and they're just about there.

I'll hopefully edge the other 15 tomorrow.
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Posted by Wiking on 02 Apr 2018, 20:51

Nice tufts.
Food for your horses below?
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Posted by FredG on 02 Apr 2018, 21:36

It could be but they don't seem able to stop to enjoy a feed.
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 02 Apr 2018, 22:31

Looking good! You are building quite a big Austrian Army.

Given the Hat plastic is very bending, what type (brand) of primer are you using on them, and do you experience any flaking/chipping?
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Posted by FredG on 03 Apr 2018, 12:26

The plastic on these isn't any more bendy than on other brands. I use Wilko's own brand primer and yes I get flakes on any bit I happen to bend, horses legs can cause problems when setting them on the bottle tops. We need some bendy paint.
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Posted by Susofrick on 03 Apr 2018, 16:59

Nice work on this old set.
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Posted by FredG on 03 Apr 2018, 20:49

The horses are done.

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Now for the Cuirassiers. :P
I get to impale 24 of them tomorrow :beer:

There are eight awaiting grassing, so just in case you're wondering where the other four went.
They turned out to be KGL light dragoons :shock:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 04 Apr 2018, 00:15

Very good pictures and neat painting FredG.
That poor guy looks like being trampled by all those fast paced horses behind him. BB
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Posted by FredG on 04 Apr 2018, 07:40

That's the Revell zombie BB. He appears all over the house in the strangest places. He loves to run (very slowly and stiffly) with the horses. :coffee:
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Posted by FredG on 04 Apr 2018, 18:09

Impaled and primed with mould lines removed as much as I'm prepared to do on these.

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Vorwärts, meine Kinder
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Posted by FredG on 07 Apr 2018, 20:04

As I was painting up the 24 Cuirassiers it became apparent to me that the previous 8 were just not painted well enough so I'm now painting all 32. It tends to slow things down a bit.

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There's no hurry anyway. I'm just taking my time between these and repotting my collection of carnivorous plants.

En avant!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Apr 2018, 20:34

:oops: Impaled for the second time. :shock: Shocking behaviour!
Repotting hungry little ones a?
It will soon be time for the harvest of Blue Bottle & Fly FredG. BB
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Posted by FredG on 07 Apr 2018, 21:05

Hungry big ones too BB :beer:
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Posted by Kekso on 08 Apr 2018, 13:04

Beano Boy wrote::oops: Impaled for the second time


Yup, subtitle of this topic should say "Caution, extreme violence!" :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by FredG on 20 Apr 2018, 19:17

Ready for facing colours now.

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Woo Hoooooooooooooo!
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Posted by FredG on 23 Apr 2018, 20:20

Bring on the empty horses!

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I've been flocking the bases so next it's gardening :P

Then these fellows are asking me to get them down from here. (pretty please!)

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Not the best of figures but I find them acceptable when finished.

Now to deal with the sod.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 24 Apr 2018, 07:12

Lovely to see what you have done with these vintage fellows.

En masse they will look fabulous.

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