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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 7:16 a.m. PST

Let us try for single posting this time!

Just three figures again from the Brigade Games Miniatures range, Chasseurs a Cheval en habit, with added colpacks and ornaments, aigulettes from brass wire off a chianti bottle etc. To create a command group for the Guard Artillery a Cheval. If only they did not carry the carbine/musketoon, they would make great gunners!The real credit goes to Artilleryman, whose chance remark inspired these and the Chasseurs a Cheval.





Artilleryman09 Aug 2018 7:29 a.m. PST

Nicely done Deadhead.. even if I do say so myself.

I just wish that there was an outlet for these figures in Europe.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

Fantastic work!

wrgmr109 Aug 2018 7:56 a.m. PST

Exceptional work deadhead! Love the horses, especially the grey. Wish I could paint like that.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2018 10:42 a.m. PST

a blunt cocktail stick…..that is the answer. White dots on dry brushed light grey (actually darker than you might think and in one direction to look like hair). Close together at the top, further and further apart as you work your way down. Just when you think it looks right, use a very very dilute white coat over the whole thing. That takes courage. But without it you end up with a the rocking horse look.

Very dilute. Easy to repeat. Impossible to remove

Lord Hill09 Aug 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

wow, these are great. Fantastic conversions and very impressive painting. Added to the long list of great ideas to copy (ONE day!)

Gonsalvo09 Aug 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

I love them! :-)

Phatt Rhatt10 Aug 2018 4:23 a.m. PST

Great work!

C M DODSON10 Aug 2018 4:32 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed Mr D.

Best wishes,


von Winterfeldt10 Aug 2018 6:32 a.m. PST

very nice work, I prefer the habit in contrast to the hussar dress, very nice blue.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 7:35 a.m. PST

The blue is actually darker than it seems in the photos. The intense lighting needed for f27 and depth of focus does that.

The habit coat I have long wanted to reproduce as mounted, ever since Perrys released the two guns with IGHA crews. I would still love to do mounted gunners but the carbine is the problem there.

El Lobo10 Aug 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

Great job.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

Beautiful work, and the base is the perfect compliment to the figures.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2018 11:17 a.m. PST

The long grass hides the fact that I, to this day, have no idea what colour should be the hooves. I do not mean the shoes (although I have seen the experts portray them).

This is so confusing apologies. The Bug hit me. Let me try to move some script

I mean the bits at the bottom that are a truncated cone. Are they off white (if white socks on the legs), or are they even black if no white on the legs, what about true chestnut horses then????

The disc… I have often told its source. Every ear I operate upon, my scrub nurse removes the microscope lens cover from a Zeiss set up which costs tens of thousands (many tens actually) but knows to keep the dispo lens cover for me.

Yes, that makes some sense (not a lot but…)

wrgmr110 Aug 2018 5:43 p.m. PST

To glue figures on for painting?

Markconz10 Aug 2018 10:25 p.m. PST

Lovely work Liam!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2018 1:03 a.m. PST

Thanks again to all.

The plastic disc is the base you see here. Now covered in Pollyfilla and real Waterloo mud mixed in (call me insane) and painted Dark Earth. Finally Peco 10mm grass tufts froma Model Railway supplies shop

Marc the plastics fan12 Aug 2018 10:05 a.m. PST

Hmmmm. Leopard skin for the standard, but not the officer. Not sure I would have made that choice. But apart from that minor observation, a lovely command set. Exactly the sort of command element you need Liam for when you start playing with all of these marvellous figures 😀

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

But the guy carrying the eagle must be an occifer! He has the fringed epaulettes and the aigulettes right not left…and gold not red. OK, the carbine is….well, dodgy….but I had no choice other than massive sanding and carving.

In La Garde especially. The other factor was how many horses I had spare!. That Leopard skin horse is totally unique, cast by a certain Westfalia artist and sent to me years ago. Niels Rullkotter did the centre horse and the one with the leopard skin……these are collectors' pieces and will, one day, fetch millions…

Let me be honest. I posed the senior occifer on the horse with the cloth shabraque in the centre because the horse is a little bit short (front to back) even for Light Cavalry. I wanted to hide that from you

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