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Markconz14 Mar 2017 10:34 p.m. PST

1st and 2nd regiments, enjoy!

HairiYetie14 Mar 2017 10:45 p.m. PST

Good God, man … your work is so good I gotta wait a few days before I look at mine again … jealous!

WarWizard15 Mar 2017 2:09 a.m. PST

Really nice!

razuse Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

I have painted those exact 2 units with Front Rank…I have 20 Dutch guard and 12 Polish Guard Lancers…love them both…great work!

Larry R Inactive Member15 Mar 2017 5:40 a.m. PST

Great job! I love how your figures really pop!

wrgmr115 Mar 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Lovely work! I agree, the colors really pop.

Louie N Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Well done.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 3:07 p.m. PST

Incredible skill in painting. Worth trying the eagles on the rear of the shabraques and then also the crowned N just for the Poles in front? Perrys have been incredibly clever in saying which is Polish and which Dutch (even if their intention was 1815 when first released). They insisted the sheepskin, over the shabraque, for the 1815 Chev Lanc de la Garde (in red) and without for first squadron…the Poles.

OK we all know by now how it all changed. Not First and Second by 1815. One Regt.

The lancers had a fringed epaulette on the right to show what they did. They were lancers. The Perry figure with the same on the left is an occifer….he is meant to be carrying an eagle, not a lance. OK that is nonsense we all know. Not on campaign anyway.

This is not button or rivet counting. Your work is superb.

The lace edging on the Poles' shabraques…the portmanteaux for both units….the shading/highlighting on the saddle cloths for both (how many layers went into that?)

I did enjoy

Markconz15 Mar 2017 4:19 p.m. PST

Thanks all, and for the info Liam! Yes was aware of the officer figure, but preferred the extra lance rather than eagle I confess, especially for such small numbers. The eagles etc on the shabraques are a bridge too far for me I'm afraid! To get it to a state I would be happy with would involve too much time and cursing. Not an easy thing to solve with transfers either given the shape of the cloth.

Only two layers on the shabraques believe it or not (or 3 with the black underneath). Just Dark Prussian Blue and then Dark Blue, both Vallejo.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Mar 2017 4:40 a.m. PST

I was intrigued by the Polish officer figure when I went back for the fourth time to look at these. (They are that good)

Where did he come from? How had you converted him? Could he even be a head swap from a British Light Dragoon officer?

Then thought it might just be worth reading the text and not just admiring the pictures. How clever to fit in the Murawski figure. He works well with the Perry figures. Slightly more slender, but looks more elegant, like a senior officer in a smart rig.

Markconz16 Mar 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

Cheers Liam, yes he is passable in the unit I think and better than another wounded Colbert! I transferred the plume from the Colonel Colbert onto him as well, as it was a bit more impressive than the one the Murawski figure came with.
The officer figure is from the 7 figure Generals pack from Murawski, though you can also get smaller pack sizes from them.

Robert Kapa Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member16 Mar 2017 10:18 p.m. PST

Hi, how did you do the little white and red flags?

Markconz17 Mar 2017 2:29 a.m. PST

Hi Robert, those are from Adolfo Ramos:

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