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My Eylau

Posted by FredG on 27 Mar 2020, 20:17

The fun bit of preparing cavalry.

The impaling

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Then add a little primer.

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I've decided to go with them in full dress uniform. I'll just call it my Hollywood moment. :P

Onwards!
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Posted by Peter on 27 Mar 2020, 23:20

You're doing fine Fred! ;-)

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Posted by FredG on 28 Mar 2020, 09:44

There is this too Peter.
This looks like we have a squadron of Young Guard Grenadiers (Brown horses) in the mix too but they weren't formed until 1812.

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Heads up, gentlemen, these are bullets, not turds


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Posted by Peter on 28 Mar 2020, 10:13

Nice pictures! :thumbup:

Don't forget these have black horses. Only trumpeter has a white horse. ;-)

Or you can paint them as Gendarmes! :-D
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Posted by FredG on 28 Mar 2020, 15:46

Peter wrote:Don't forget these have black horses.


That's why I mentioned the brown horses of the Young Guard ;-)
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Posted by C M Dodson on 28 Mar 2020, 16:37

Hello Mr Fred.

You might find this article interesting as it reveals the myths versus the reality of this dreadful battle fought in bonkers weather!

https://battlefieldanomalies.com/eylau/

You would have thought winter quarters was a better idea than chasing around a beleaguered countryside.

Best wishes,

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Posted by FredG on 28 Mar 2020, 17:44

Oh dear! This author is trying to say that not everything reported in battles is correct.
Gasp! now there's a shock. ;-)

Nice one Mr Chris :yeah:

Look at these faces and see if they mean anything like surrender!
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Posted by FredG on 07 Apr 2020, 18:51

Progress on the horses. Still a lot to do.

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I wish I could find a yellow paint I was happy with :(

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Posted by C M Dodson on 07 Apr 2020, 19:17

Hello Mr Fred.

You are certainly a dedicated man with these chaps.

I was under the impression that the colour of the trim for enlisted men was aurora.

I believe this was akin to orange if that is of help.

Sorry to be a pain but your troops will look more splendid than ever when finished.

Best wishes,

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Posted by FredG on 07 Apr 2020, 19:28

The colour varies in all the pictures Chris.


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Posted by Graeme on 07 Apr 2020, 19:39

I really like that set, big men on big horses and looking like they really mean it.

I'll definitely watch this one.
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Posted by Peter on 07 Apr 2020, 20:06

FredG wrote:Progress on the horses. Still a lot to do.

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I wish I could find a yellow paint I was happy with :(

Onwards!

Fred best yellow color for me is revell acryl. And they look good so far. :thumbup:
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Posted by Bessiere on 07 Apr 2020, 22:01

As for yellow have you tried Citadel Averland Sunset? All my vallejo yellows are too pure and bright. The Averland is a nice mellow yellow. All my Rousselot pictures show it close to being orange but in the actual photo it is plainly yellow, leading me to wonder if the dye faded in the field making the colors change with time. Did you have any issue with long cracks in the arms of the grenadiers? I got a box of red plastic with this issue while another box in gray has no imperfections. Under-pour in the molding process I suppose.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 Apr 2020, 22:59

I really don't care for the Vallejo Yellow. Can't seem to get it to the correct consistency.

Good looking horse furniture Mr. Fred G.
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Posted by FredG on 08 Apr 2020, 11:50

Bessiere wrote: Did you have any issue with long cracks in the arms of the grenadiers? I got a box of red plastic with this issue while another box in gray has no imperfections. Under-pour in the molding process I suppose.


No cracks but there were plenty mould lines to be removed on both horses and troopers.

Mr Chris, fear not, the golden yellow will be toned down with a sepia wash. The brown tinge should bring it closer to the orange spectrum. Hopefully it will sit imid the variations in all the pictures. I test painted one with orange and it just didn't look right with the red of the turnbacks and blanket. ;-)

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