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My Eylau

Posted by FredG on 19 Mar 2020, 11:29

With the Greys done it's now time for these.

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Posted by Susofrick on 19 Mar 2020, 12:40

Oh, yes! Have a box of these painted in a teabagbox in the cellar. Will be great to see them done properly!
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Posted by Ben Bob on 19 Mar 2020, 13:25

I think the horse grenadiers have the classiest Napoleonic uniform - one of my favorite units.
I look forward to what you do with them :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 19 Mar 2020, 14:56

Another promissing project. Unfortunately this is not one of HäTs most dashing sets...
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Posted by FredG on 19 Mar 2020, 16:30

MABO wrote: Unfortunately this is not one of HäTs most dashing sets...


I'll just have to work with what's supplied :-D

They should be fine in this number if posed properly :coffee:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Mar 2020, 17:12

Yes i found that these paint up well when i did my regiment.
I`m sure yours will look even better than mine FredG.
i think i did three dozen. BB
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Posted by FredG on 19 Mar 2020, 20:01

I've been cleaning off moulding faults and I have to say the plastic is decent for doing so. It's going to take a while in this preparation period as it's taking about 12 minutes a horse and I've no idea how long a Grenadier will take.

The biggest surprise is that I have been wielding various craft knives all afternoon / evening and no blood has been spilt (yet).
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Posted by MABO on 19 Mar 2020, 23:15

FredG wrote:
I'll just have to work with what's supplied :-D

They should be fine in this number if posed properly :coffee:


...of course!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Mar 2020, 23:48

What ? No Blood ? FredG,you are just showing off. BB
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Posted by Marc the plasticsfan on 20 Mar 2020, 08:20

The blood god demands it’s sacrifice....
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Posted by Kekso on 20 Mar 2020, 10:37

Leave it like that... it's perfect :xd: :xd: :xd:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 22 Mar 2020, 00:57

A very promising project, FredG. I've always loved these Hät Horse Grenadiers, so I will follow their development with great interest. Go for them! :yeah:

Best regards. :-)

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Posted by FredG on 24 Mar 2020, 21:13

I've finally cleaned off the mould lines and extra bits from the horses. Luckily as I stated before this plastic is pretty good for this operation.

So this

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Became this

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I have to report that after cleaning off 36 horses and 6 troopers the inevitable occured.

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I soldiered on and completed the 9 troopers I'd planned for today without the need for a visit to A&E or the use of a splint or bandage.

Only 27 troopers to clean off now. I must say, they do look pretty good when the mould lines are removed.
The disappointment is that they should be wearing surtout for Eylau and not full dress uniform (even if full dress looks better).
.....during campaign they wore surtout. It was fastened with 6-10 buttons and was without white lapels and red cuffs. It was worn during
battles in 1806-1809.


This means that these figures are really made for campaigns from 1809 onwards.

...... in 1809 the surtout was replaced by so-called Second Full Dress (or "undress habit"). It was made of cheaper cloth than the First Full Dress. The Second Uniform had the plain round cuffs of the surtout and white lapels of the First Uniform. This outfit was very popular and was worn at Borodino, Leipzig, etc. The First Full Dress was for parade only and the Second Full Dress for campaign.


However

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Posted by Bessiere on 24 Mar 2020, 22:06

Thanks for uniform info, I have a box ready for priming and paint but have big questions about the particulars. I like keeping 3 or 4 projects on deck so I can choose if I'm not in the mood for any particular job. Is there a website you can recommend for details?
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Posted by FredG on 24 Mar 2020, 22:29

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Posted by Bessiere on 25 Mar 2020, 00:01

Wow! That is massive. Thanks so much FredG.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 25 Mar 2020, 08:15

Looking forward to seeing ‘The Gods’ being given the Fred G treatment.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Susofrick on 25 Mar 2020, 09:14

With some blood sacrifice this must go well! Also looking forward to see these given your treatment! And that is enough blood!
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Posted by FredG on 25 Mar 2020, 09:37

Bessiere wrote:Wow! That is massive. Thanks so much FredG.


You are very welcome.

C M Dodson wrote:Looking forward to seeing ‘The Gods’ being given the Fred G treatment.

Susofrick wrote: Also looking forward to see these given your treatment!


I hope I live up to the billing :-D

Susofrick wrote: And that is enough blood!


Agreed ;-)
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Posted by CPN on 25 Mar 2020, 11:08

Hi,
It is a great project and the solution for the surtout is here:
http://www.hat.com/Othr5/Commessori25.html
I also look forward to your solution for the muskets.
I hope this helps.
Stay safe everyone.
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