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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 7:04 a.m. PST

Finally got my 1e Regt Gardes d'Honneur done. These are obviously the Perry 28mm figures.
They have been shown previously by Blue Max, who completed his within days of their release.
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Little difference here then. I thought the senior officer in the colpack deserved his general's stars on his cuffs and breeches lacing.
I chose the first regt as I like the red and green plume and a figure 1 is easier to paint.
Remind me. The colour of the pom-pom beneath the plume is a squadron distinction I gather?







Artilleryman13 Feb 2018 7:22 a.m. PST

Cleverly and nicely done.

Red Jacket Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 8:14 a.m. PST

That is spectacular! Great Work!

jammy four Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 8:20 a.m. PST

cracking job Liam…………Officer is a nice touch!!
and need I say very appropriate background. en avant!!


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 8:50 a.m. PST

Fantastic work and great photos!

jeffreyw3 Inactive Member13 Feb 2018 8:51 a.m. PST

Love the plumes…!

wrgmr113 Feb 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

Excellent work Liam! Great presentation!

Col Blancard13 Feb 2018 9:01 a.m. PST

great job for great miniatures! The pelisse green looks just right to me. How was the figures casting?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 9:11 a.m. PST

Thanks all.

The figures are of course the latest 28mm Perry French Napoleonic release;


I was delighted that they responded to suggestions on this forum and even hinted at separate metal heads to convert the Plastic hussars. Stationary horses I want to see more of.

The casting quality is all you would expect. Great detail on the shakos, the sabretaches, the pelisse. I did forget that the horses can need some prep and cursed, having largely painted them, at having to go back and remove pins and esp the flash between legs. Soon fixed though.

The green. I have many many bottles of Vallejo….and yet I still go back to 10 year old bottles of Citadel paints…..while they last. Orkhide Shade, highlighted with Knarloc Green (I have no idea what those names refer to!)

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

some people can do some insane work well done

those almost look like you took a photo of the real McCoy nice effect

and you game with that Museum level work?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Insane work is how my wife describes it too.

After Adam's Brigade I did promise her a month off….but I had to do these after campaigning for Perrys to do them.

Gaming? Naw. Only today I bought three more large, sealed, plastic boxes and cleared many a figure off the study shelves to go into the attic. (Actually in the dark and dust proof is not a bad idea).

My only foray into (solo)wargaming was early 1970s.

WWI in 1/72 and 1/300 Airborne and amphibious assault for WWII. I was massacred every time, inevitably.


setsuko13 Feb 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

Nice painting and nice photos as well!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Feb 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

Amazing what photos show that the eye misses. The trooper next to the trumpeter, his brass crossbelt button, the brass is smeared all over the white………ARRRRRRRRRRGH! The trumpeter's bastion style lace…I missed the left angle on his left leg………

Let me ask the experts……………… this is the 1st Regt sure. But which squadron?

Blue Max13 Feb 2018 1:09 p.m. PST

I love your version of the Gardes d'Honneur, especially your work on the horses and the leopard skin on the officer's saddle. I got to work on that…

This is indeed the 1st squadron of the 1st regt.

Red = 1st squadron
Sky Blue = 2nd squadron
Light Orange = 3rd squadron

18CTEXAN13 Feb 2018 3:56 p.m. PST

WOW! Excellent work and…Great Staging!

Markconz13 Feb 2018 11:59 p.m. PST

Excellent job and photography Liam!

Marcel180914 Feb 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

They look stunning, great paintwork and great pictures, reminds me that my Gardes d'honneurs (the ones pianted by blue max indeed) have only seen action in one battle, so time to bring them into the field agian soon.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP14 Feb 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

His original work inspired me to get on with these. I saved several of his images for reference and wondered where they had ended up.

As a unit I think they had a "hard press". The image of spoilt young sons of the gentry, with personal servants………. who, despite that, could be surprisingly badly turned out. The doubt that they were truly Guard anyway. Their short history………

The Osprey book does much to show that they had their moments on the battlefield.

Personal logo paxx88 Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2018 3:58 a.m. PST

Very nice, your painting just gets better. Lovely colours and great background. Your photgraphy is very good.

Phatt Rhatt15 Feb 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

Great work!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 5:18 a.m. PST

Again thanks to all, really encouraging.

A final photo I do promise.

I just wanted to show how well Perrys modelled the leopard skin shabraque. All one has to then do is Google for a few images of the typical facial markings…….job's done!


18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2018 7:25 a.m. PST

Excellent job. They look fantastic.

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