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French cuirassiers

Posted by Mr. Andrea on 02 Oct 2018, 08:35

Second cavalry addition to my French army: cuirassiers by Italeri. A classic, many times shown in this forum, better painted than mine. Yet, Nappy cavalry always rock; mine too :mrgreen:

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Posted by Kekso on 02 Oct 2018, 10:01

Lovely, lovely, lovely :love:
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Posted by renikart on 02 Oct 2018, 11:43

That's insanely detailed! You just can't have enough Nap cavalry ;)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 02 Oct 2018, 21:41

Mr. Andrea wrote:A classic, many times shown in this forum, better painted than mine.


Please, Mr. Andrea, don't be so modest. Certainly, these fantastic Zvezda Cuirassiers have appeared more times in the forum, but hard to believe that better painted than yours. They are simply fantastic. Congratulations. :love:

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Posted by Beano Boy on 03 Oct 2018, 10:32

Terrific Sight! :thumbup:
Blooming marvellous in fact. Beautifully painted too. :thumbup: Bravo!

Their straight swords were 8 inches longer than that of the British heavy cavalry giving them a clear poking advantage in such a battle jab of survival.
Theses can also be used to portray other Napoleonic country`s too. BB
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Posted by C M Dodson on 03 Oct 2018, 11:01

Fantastic painting bringing these guys to life.

I think the helmet peaks should be black not silver but lovely in any case.

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Posted by Marvin on 03 Oct 2018, 11:30

Agreed with everyone - an absolutely fabulous display! We need more of Mr. Andrea's work here in the forum. I love the colours. And the details are perfect. The braiding on the Trumpeter is just one thing I'd pick out. :thumbup:

Beano Boy wrote:Their straight swords were 8 inches longer than that of the British heavy cavalry giving them a clear poking advantage in such a battle jab of survival.
Theses can also be used to portray other Napoleonic country`s too. BB


Interesting! I wonder if longer swords are more difficult to fence with on the battlefield? Shorter swords would be lighter and easier to wield. Personally, I prefer a weapon I could use to keep people at bay at a very very very long distance indeed.
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Posted by MABO on 03 Oct 2018, 18:46

He can not only paint Acients. Very cool painted unit, Andrea. I have only painted three of them for a duel, But I think I loose...against you :mrgreen:
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Posted by Konrad on 03 Oct 2018, 19:45

Very good work!
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Posted by Graeme on 04 Oct 2018, 06:21

A very impressive sight, a very nice set made even better by a wonderful paint job. Figures and horses are both excellent.

The armour has a very solid steel look to it, there is a very nice effect on the flowing horsehair manes and one day I hope I'll paint a grey horse that looks that good. :yeah:
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Posted by Susofrick on 04 Oct 2018, 07:51

Very nice! And cool figures!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 04 Oct 2018, 14:10

Beautiufully painted! I would agree, I have seen these many times, but I'm not sure I would agree that they were better painted.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 05 Oct 2018, 05:30

MABO wrote:He can not only paint Acients. Very cool painted unit, Andrea. I have only painted three of them for a duel, But I think I loose...against you :mrgreen:


That sounds like a challenge!
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Posted by Kekso on 05 Oct 2018, 06:13

Bluefalchion wrote:That sounds like a challenge!


A painting duel challenge? :yeah:
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 05 Oct 2018, 09:52

Excellent work!! :yeah: :love1: :-D
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Posted by ToneTW on 05 Oct 2018, 22:43

:shock: Impressive! :love:
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