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Gen Custer Inactive Member29 Mar 2017 11:40 a.m. PST

Hi all,

These are the first three figures for a Unit of twelve which suppose to depict the 2nd Hussars. The figures are the metal codes from Perry Miniatures. I have not painted Perry Miniatures in a while and was reminded straight away why I do not always enjoy painting them. The casting issue is really grinding on me and I do miss sometimes the lack of sharp and crips details I find with other manufacturers. I still love the realistic proportions and poses of them but most of the time I have to guess when painting some of the finer details of the figures.

Here is a picture of the Group:




Please visit my website for more pictures and some information how I painted them:

Please let me know what you think. Any comments are very welcome.

Kind regards


Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

Fantastic – I would not want to tackle the bugler as you have. Jeez, that couldn't have been easy or fun.

wrgmr129 Mar 2017 11:52 a.m. PST

Superb work Sasha!
I wish I could paint grey and black horses as well as you do, my efforts are dismal. Any chance of a tutorial?

Dr Jeckyll Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 12:11 p.m. PST

Oh my…! Those are nice, super nice!!

cavcrazy29 Mar 2017 1:20 p.m. PST

Beautifully done.

Markconz31 Mar 2017 1:52 a.m. PST

Superb work as usual Sasha!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP31 Mar 2017 2:33 p.m. PST

Intrigued that anyone dares to criticise the Perrys. I thought that was not allowed…

They have few greater fans than me. They do get the anatomical proportions right generally (generally…we must forgive the gnomes of the Heavy cavalry of La Garde) and show incredible imagination in their new ranges.

By incredible I almost mean unbelievable…I almost mean why?….but I do think the Scandinavian ranges show great…. commercial integrity?

I will forgive what I think are called injection pins. The wires that hang from every scabbard tip, from every giberne, from every spur tip and only become apparent when you start to paint the undercoated figure. I will forgive the webbed rear legs of so many horses…a file soon fixes that. I accept that the same horse, indeed rider, poses appear over and over again…..with minor changes. The three horses you showed above…all three…how many times have we seen them now? Move one or two legs, twist a head, do not be too complacent.

The end result is still probably the best large range around and, in hands like yours, superb figures result. Front Rank quality of casting makes it easier for you, but only to end up painting little fat Hobbits alas. OK, that is a very personal view, but you stuck your head over the parapet. So will I…..let us see what……..bang…….URRRRRRRRRGH

von Winterfeldt01 Apr 2017 8:48 a.m. PST

again excellent colour control and vivid colours.
I can share the pain – of the sometimes missing crisp details when painting a miniature – otherwise I agree also with deadhead

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