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Tango0102 Sep 2021 10:09 p.m. PST

Good work!.


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SHaT198403 Sep 2021 3:47 a.m. PST

Coat looks a tad along the 'green' scale for their blue.
And um, I believe they wore bleu bonnets-de-police with red tassels and braid; not the white/linen depicted.

Personal logo 4th Cuirassier Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2021 7:00 a.m. PST

Are the white tape edges to the backpack correct?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Sep 2021 9:58 a.m. PST

The bonnet de police colour is indeed strange. Almost by default one would have expected blue. He is 54mm and does represent great painting skill, but there are other anomalies. He has two long service chevrons (15-20 years) but they seem to be in gold, not aurore. He is clearly not an NCO to judge by the plain fringed epaulettes and lower sleeve.

Tango0103 Sep 2021 3:28 p.m. PST



SHaT198404 Sep 2021 3:02 a.m. PST

>>Are the white tape edges to the backpack correct?

I've seen them depicted before, clearly a superior )and expensive) type of reinforcing. Now, did I see them in museums chez Paris, or depicted in drawings?
I'll have to look that up…

>>but they seem to be in gold,
Indeed, though at least correct on scarlet cloth backing. But yes, I can't think of any 'rank' excuse thay would be gold. Since we're quibbling, I believe the bearskin plate should be copper, not brass, at least thats how I'd painted mine (twice in 45 years).

There is missing gold however- no earring!


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2021 7:07 a.m. PST

The brass plate on the bearskin bonnet.

I too read "copper" years ago and painted my Hinchliffe figures thus. But every museum piece shows yellow metal and now I know why. Brass is an alloy of Copper and Zinc and I do remember somewhere reading that the French tended back then to call brass "cuivre" rather than "laiton"…ie "copper".

No earring. Good shout that one!

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2021 1:47 p.m. PST

On a personal note, I never allowed my Soldiers to rest any body parts on the muzzle.

Tango0111 Sep 2021 3:25 p.m. PST



dibble11 Sep 2021 10:35 p.m. PST

On a personal note, I never allowed my Soldiers to rest any body parts on the muzzle.

And no Artilleryman lean/slouch/sit on their gun (layer excluded and then, only on the layers seat). They are the colours.

SHaT198420 Oct 2021 6:31 p.m. PST

>> They are the colours.

Oh yes I got a "who put that horrible thing on my gun??" from the BSM one morning when I inadvertently placed a yellow backpack on the wheel of a 105mmH.

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