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Blue Max23 May 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

Heres my regiment of Dutch light dragoons:


I hope you'll enjoy !

Lord Hill23 May 2018 3:05 p.m. PST

Wow! Very nice? What make are they? Plastic or metals?

Glengarry523 May 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

They are noted as Front Rank so they would be metal.

wrgmr124 May 2018 6:58 a.m. PST

Great figures, wonderful painting. Nice basing as well.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2018 8:27 a.m. PST

So much to like (indeed, to save images and learn from).

Let me praise;

The lacework obviously.

The rendering of the gloves and sword knots.

The cross belts, especially the brass metalwork and the holes for the fastening (a great touch). Same applies to the sabretache belts.

An unusual subject, makes a nice change. (These look better proportioned than I normally expect from FR. Are they a recent release?)

The horses even have horseshoes…..

My only moan. I am a huge fan of some facial markings on horses. Yours have socks, but none have even a simple white blaze. Done in seconds and transforms them.

Marcel180924 May 2018 9:31 a.m. PST

Magnifique, great work on a very nice unit.

Blue Max24 May 2018 11:55 a.m. PST

Thank you for your kind comments !

Indeed, they are Front Rank (metal), but they are not that new. It must be an 8 years old or something range…

I didnt take the time to paint blazes because they would be almost completly hidden by the briddle. But thank you for the advice, I will do it next time ;-)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

I did a Photoshop version of your pictures today, adding facial markings….but then thought…naw.

Trust me. The simplest white facial markings then make the bridle and harness stand out superbly…in contrast.

I could not remotely achieve what you did, with the lacing on the Dragoons' outfits. I struggle with brass fittings, on white belts. I somehow never get sword knots right (I am getting bored by then)

But my horses' faces are better than yours…..

Marc the plastics fan26 May 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Liam. I wonder how many such markings would have been common then. I just rewatched the 1896 film and there are very few markings visible ( Lumiere brothers film of French Cuirassier charging)

I understood that horses were bred to be dark colours (believed to be stronger I think) and there are stories of blazes etc being blacked out, to make horses more valuable, and units more "regimented"

Of course, I use a load of markings, but I'm a wargame so it's all about the look…

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 10:09 p.m. PST

Absolutely right and still the case. The Household Cavalry today, still use black horses and, whilst they will accept some facial markings and socks, they are not favoured.

So, the more prestigious the unit and the better supplied they are with replacement mounts, the more what you say is true.

The dragoons are great work and, again, nice to see something a bit different, too.

winser5428 May 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

Really nice work.

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