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Greys Revisited

Posted by FredG on 18 Jan 2020, 21:25

The British and German horses, whose tails were docked in accordance with British practice.........


http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/British_cavalry.htm

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Posted by C M Dodson on 18 Jan 2020, 23:58

Hi, the tails in the British army were docked for alleged hygiene reasons and also as an easy identification method on the battlefield.

In the Peninsular this led to much distress to the animals due to the lack of an efficient fly swatter.

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Posted by Graeme on 19 Jan 2020, 09:52

FredG wrote:BTW has any one noticed the Saga advert showing Napoleonic re-enactors with 2nd dragoons on brown horses?


Well it was quite muddy. :mrgreen:

The Italeri Greys were also one of the first sets I bought when I started buying figures again. They are really not my favourite set to be honest but I'm sure you'll make a lovely job of them so I will watch with interest and be happy to be converted.

We don't have the Saga ad here so I had to look it up on the internet. If it's this one:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=saga+advert&&view=detail&mid=E1B5466D6040832C42FCE1B5466D6040832C42FC&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dsaga%2Badvert%26%26FORM%3DVDVVXX

Scots Browns wearing Bell topped shakos and Infantry jackets with flank company wings? If advertisers want to mock our hobbies should they at least be bound to the same levels of accuracy as we strive for?
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Posted by FredG on 27 Jan 2020, 09:32

Aaaaaaaargh! I forgot that spray paint and Esci plastic don't go together too well :mad:
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Jan 2020, 15:36

FredG wrote:Aaaaaaaargh! I forgot that spray paint and Esci plastic don't go together too well :mad:


What happened??
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Posted by FredG on 27 Jan 2020, 15:52

The paint fell off. I had to restart with brushed primer.
The paint held better on the cream coloured plastic but it totally fell off the brown. MrsG wondered why I was making grey confetti.
The brown are poorer mouldings too.

I'm looking forward to the fun bit though. I get to impale 78 figures :-D
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Posted by Wiking on 27 Jan 2020, 16:32

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 27 Jan 2020, 18:16

Did you soak them in water with dish soap and a little bit of bleach first?

I have all but given up on spray priming. I can't seem to avoid missing a spot.
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Posted by Egbert on 28 Jan 2020, 08:46

Hey FredG,
that was my implementation of the attack of the "Scots Greys".
I built it in 2009. ;-)

http://www.fuhrmann-figuren.de/sammlerv ... oo1815.htm

I used kits from Esci No. 217 and Italeri No. 6001 "Scots Greys",
with very extensive conversions of the horses.
The heads with the bearskins comes from Hat kit No. 8170 French Guard Chasseurs.
Painting medium: oil paint

Maybe you can use something of it ... :oops:

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Posted by FredG on 28 Jan 2020, 20:39

Bluefalchion wrote:Did you soak them in water with dish soap and a little bit of bleach first?


I always wash ;-)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 30 Jan 2020, 20:27

Egbert wrote:Hey FredG, that was my implementation of the attack of the "Scots Greys".
I built it in 2009. ;-) http://www.fuhrmann-figuren.de/sammlerv ... 1815.htm...


Wow, Egbert, thanks for sharing the link to your diorama. I remember the first time I saw it and also the admiration I feeled for so huge conversion work made (any resemblance of the final figures with Esci's originals is pure coincidence). :love:

Go on with your work, FredG, I think you have a long time and great effort ahead, but the result will be worth it. :thumbup:

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Posted by FredG on 30 Jan 2020, 21:29

Progress

Some horses.

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These all all various shades of grey although they may look white on the photo.


Now for the impaling :lol: whoooooooooot!
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Posted by MABO on 02 Feb 2020, 09:19

Again I am impressed by your work!
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Posted by MABO on 02 Feb 2020, 09:20

Egbert wrote:Hey FredG,
that was my implementation of the attack of the "Scots Greys".
I built it in 2009. ;-)

http://www.fuhrmann-figuren.de/sammlerv ... oo1815.htm



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Posted by FredG on 03 Feb 2020, 19:16

Further progress

The impaled in various stages of painting. I refuse to just paint one item 78 times before moving on

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I still need to find some sword hand donors 8) or I take some Italeri troopers from scratch.
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Posted by Kekso on 09 Feb 2020, 11:14

So many Greys at one picture... I like it a lot
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Posted by FredG on 12 Feb 2020, 15:27

Progress is progressing.

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Still a lot to do

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Posted by Susofrick on 12 Feb 2020, 16:01

I also like it a lot! Have both sets painted, but wisely stored in the very dark and very locked cellar! Following your work with great interest!
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 13 Feb 2020, 09:10

FredG wrote:Image


That's an impalement! Massive! Love it!
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Posted by FredG on 16 Feb 2020, 12:43

Oh dear!

I yellow edged the turnbacks on a couple of officers. It looks so much better I'll have to do them all now. ( Even if they're going be displayed with the backs hidden) :beer:
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