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Sho Boki26 Jan 2018 7:47 a.m. PST

2018 Mass Army Project. 1792 Prussian Infantry. The battle of Valmy.

Wich kaskets are better to do?

With quadrated corners..

.. or with rounded corners?

Here I try to achieve that the shape of gaiters looks like on Courcelle's paintings.

Also I noted, that Prussian and Russian (Suvorov) basic uniforms are the same. Differ only equipment and hats. So I may use the Prussian doll for Suvorov's troops also.

von Winterfeldt26 Jan 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

the top of the gaiters look almost like cavalry boots, I would shape them a bit closer to the leg and not extentending in a trumpet form outwards.
I would leave the hat as it is.

Sho Boki26 Jan 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

Here the gaiters shows to be only with half-knee length.

von Winterfeldt26 Jan 2018 11:34 p.m. PST

better look at the contemporary prints like Thieme, the top rim of the gaiters was just covering the knee cap

Sho Boki27 Jan 2018 2:23 a.m. PST

The gaiters "Trumpet form" disappear, when figure get pants, I suppose.

von Winterfeldt27 Jan 2018 3:08 a.m. PST

ok – I didn't realize that they still have to be added, so lets see when the breeches are suclpted

Sho Boki28 Jan 2018 5:49 a.m. PST

Now better?

von Winterfeldt28 Jan 2018 7:49 a.m. PST

by all means yes

Three Armies Supporting Member of TMP29 Jan 2018 4:56 a.m. PST

They look fine to me, I'm sculpting the same thing atm but in 28mm of course. Always difficult when showing masters on here. The other issue that people have is the size, everyone will tell you they should be small which is correct. But then they assume that wargames figures are proportionally correct which they are NOT, if they were you would never cast them. The Kasket is fine as it is, keep up the good work.

von Winterfeldt29 Jan 2018 5:07 a.m. PST

Just a side note – is this a musket with rings? Prussian army did not fix their barrels on the old Prussian musket with rings, also the bayonet should be longer and not as a French one.

Sho Boki29 Jan 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

Thanks, von Winterfeldt. I will remove the rings.

Three Armies, it is helpful to show masters here. People can see mistakes I don't noticed by myself and I may correct these, before too late. Just like the rings of musket.

Sho Boki31 Jan 2018 9:46 a.m. PST

von Winterfeldt31 Jan 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

great, looking forward to see the cartridge box.

Sho Boki02 Feb 2018 1:25 a.m. PST

Cartridge box..

Sho Boki14 Feb 2018 7:27 a.m. PST

Cuff and gaiter buttons..

von Winterfeldt14 Feb 2018 11:31 a.m. PST

great effort

Sho Boki18 Feb 2018 1:46 a.m. PST

HP2Sport18 Feb 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

Liking these. Well done Sir.

von Winterfeldt18 Feb 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

nice indeed

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