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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 8:03 a.m. PST

They appear to have a shell made out of metal, polished brass, maybe? I am ready to paint one up, and I am not quite sure how to paint it.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 9:08 a.m. PST

I think they were actually made of copper (at least, they were in the Seven Year War) – I paint mine brass

Prince of Essling27 Aug 2020 12:18 p.m. PST

Certainly looks brass coloured from Parkhaev 1812

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Engravings from A.O. Orlovsky's album "Costumes des Gardes Russes en 1802"

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From the collections of Gatchina, Russian and military-historical A.V. Suvorov museums
6. Grenadier drummer of the Novgorod Musketeer Regiment
L. A. Belousov and P. P. Ferlund but the drawing of Vasilchenko and N. Terebenev. Painted lithograph of the mid-19th century Palace Museum of the city of Gatchina.
The drum was made of light brass with a convex image of the state coat of arms – a two-headed eagle in the centre of the
oval. At the edges of the drum were put wooden hoops or frames, pulled between the ropes (braided cords). The frames inside were painted with white paint, and outside they had painted prongs or triangles of two colours: green and what was assigned to the collars, lapels and embroidery of the uniform of the regiment. Novgorod's were apricot-coloured.

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14Bore27 Aug 2020 12:37 p.m. PST

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I paint my Jager drums like this
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Musketeers like this with green/ white edges

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2020 4:40 p.m. PST

I didn't know jaegers had drums; I thoughthey just used horns.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 9:37 a.m. PST

I painted it brass last night.

14Bore28 Aug 2020 12:03 p.m. PST

Russian did seem to use drums, it's a rather late addition to my Jagers as all my earlier finished Jagers I didn't as the Prussians I made before them didn't.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2020 4:15 p.m. PST

Good to know.

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