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sausagesca18 Sep 2018 10:16 a.m. PST

Anyone seen these in the flesh, so to speak? They look great on the website.

sausagesca18 Sep 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Sorry about the repetition…..don't know how that happened!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2018 11:57 a.m. PST

Did you mean these?


I never did favour the rider plus saddle, onto a "bare" horse, look. But would now change my mind after current work on Black Hussars Saxon Garde du Corps. There is that need to fill in gaps, but the painting is actually proving easier. I have also been able to use up some of the spare Front Rank heavy horses, which I had dismissed as scrap (I did intend the S), but now find work very well with these riders.

We do need more horses. Most of us can add saddlery if needed. So much depends on how substantial these are….hence of course, your question!

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2018 5:29 p.m. PST

I've always preferred the rider and saddle together versus having the saddle on the horse. The reason I like it this way is that I can mix and match different horse poses without having to worry about odd lots of extra horse poses.

As to the topic at hand, I've not seen the newly redone horses yet but I expect they'll be just as good as all of his other horses.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 1:47 a.m. PST

Wow, those are good looking horses. Be very interested to hear if anyone has seem them as well?

Tyler32619 Sep 2018 8:24 a.m. PST

Not sure about some of these . They look like they have their rear ends up in the air, bucking.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2018 12:16 p.m. PST

You make an interesting point. See the other images of them carrying riders and they look far better. The dip is probably to allow figures to be well seated.

The snag about the rider and saddle in one….is the fit. We all remember Hinchliffe riders, sitting with a scale 6inch gap betwixt horse and saddlery. I have never come across a range yet that does not have some gap to fill in (OK Eureka models did pass that test with my Saxon Garde du Corps). Again I am suddenly a convert to the idea, very very late in the day.

My preference was always riders separate from a dedicated horse and appropriate saddlery, then the rider and saddle on a "bare" horse and, worst of all, one piece castings of horse/rider etc. How things have changed though. Perrys, at their best, would reverse that sequence completely.

von Winterfeldt20 Sep 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

I too prefer rider and saddle – sheepskin, saddle cloth together – usually the rider have better leg poses – and as 18th Century Guy said – you could use a lot of different horses, and a cavalry unit lives from the variation of the horse poses

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2018 12:04 a.m. PST

I ma a late convert…..but a convert truly

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