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Widowson22 Mar 2017 4:15 p.m. PST

I converted the Zvezda kit into the early period hussars using head swaps from HaT line infantry figures.

My Osprey book indicates white shabraques with turquoise trimmings, but other sources indicate the exact opposite – turquoise shabraques with white trimmings. This seems more likely, but I thought I should ask the group before repainting.

I really like these guys – yellow dolmon and turquoise pelisse. Some day I'll try to get some pics up.

Greystreak22 Mar 2017 4:30 p.m. PST

Turquoise with white trim. link Viskovatov was wrong, hence Osprey error.

Auld Minis ter Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

Yes, turquoise with the white trim
In general, the trim is usually in the button colour and so is often in white (silver or white metal buttons) or yellow (gold or brass buttons).
Of course some exceptions but often the case.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

What a superb resource that link is………

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

Yes indeed!

Widowson28 Mar 2017 6:43 p.m. PST

Yeah, that's the source that made me ask the question. I do not consider this source gospel, but it does raise questions. Since my guys have the white shabraques, and they were a BIG PAIN to paint, it's unlikely that I'll get to fixing them soon.

Someday, baby . . .

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