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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2022 5:00 a.m. PST

Finally got the next batch of IG Chasseurs a Cheval for the Duty Squadron in Waterloo Remodelled. This thirty added to the first batch makes 55 and I have some more Art Min figures in stock. These are mostly Italeri plastic figures, after much conversion. Some of the detail on the original figures is outstanding, but there are daft errors also. Few have sabretaches (they do now), all have fringed epaulettes and the colpack is far too small. The ones lacking a firearm are invaluable for NCOs and Officers however.
I converted one to become a trumpet major (in a rig that would never have left Paris in truth, just as with all those pelisses too). Much of the Greenstuff I added is a bit overscale eg the flounders on the colpack or, even more, its flamme, but I am used to 28mm is my excuse. My next ones will probably wear the pelisse and some will appear in the proper Waterloo look (both far easier to finish after all!)
Or will I have a go at converting those Prussian Uhlans to Red Lancers first???






Frederick Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2022 5:05 a.m. PST

Amazing work – thanks for sharing!

Carta195824 Aug 2022 5:09 a.m. PST

Hi Liam, beautiful painting and conversion.

Fred Mills24 Aug 2022 5:09 a.m. PST

That is stunning work. Just stunning. All my unpainted plastics are now crying, in unison, "Really? REALLY?" I'd be curious of the paint and brush size/type you use, especially on the metallic details.

Brilliant, inspiring stuff.

BigfootLover24 Aug 2022 5:24 a.m. PST


Captain Siborne24 Aug 2022 5:42 a.m. PST

Absolutely wonderful. For those who want more, please see my updated blog at

Very many thanks to Liam!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2022 10:03 a.m. PST

Many thanks all. I wish I had great painting tips to pass on, but most of it is what I picked up from painting the sons' Warhammer figures, or all too often watching them or the kids in the store.

I am a late convert to plastic as I have always argued that it is a false economy to skimp on the cost of figures when you are facing a couple of weeks of painting. Your time is more valuable. But these figures carry superb detail in high relief, making the buttons and cords on the dolman and pelisse a cinch.

Washes, especially over flesh tones, sand, red or blue with subsequent highlighting make a huge difference. Chestnut ink, well diluted, as a wash on horses, the same.

Thin lines, as I tried for the piping on the Aurore shabraque edge. I painted the aurore stripe (dead easy). I tried to paint the red edge (what a mess, but I stuck to it). I went back and painted a second coat of aurore. Paint to the edge for fine lines.

The paints are just Vallejo Acrylics, with a few from Games Workshop and the brushes are getting very tired. 00 and 000 for fine detail, but much bigger brushes, with a decent tip, are just as good.

I love those Grenadiers a Cheval in the Habit and not the horrible surtout which most companies favour in 28mm. 20mm they are indeed impossible to find at rest. 15/18mm you can get any of these figures from AB and they look superb.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2022 11:00 a.m. PST

Great work.

Fred Mills24 Aug 2022 12:20 p.m. PST

Many thanks for taking the extra time to describe some of the process, Deadhead. The results speak for themselves!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Aug 2022 3:59 p.m. PST

So good!…

Congrats my good friend!….


Phatt Rhatt26 Aug 2022 1:31 p.m. PST

Great work!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2022 2:03 a.m. PST

Again thanks all. That feedback is very encouraging, especially as I am struggling to create the "Red Lancers" squadron. Much bad language and Greenstuff, to little result so far.

Indulge me with one more image of the trumpeter and trumpet major, my favourites of the lot;


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2022 4:02 p.m. PST



Lambert Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2022 2:16 a.m. PST

Simply brilliant. This must be one of the most eye catching uniforms ever and I'm sure they'll stand out on the diorama as well

Captain Siborne28 Aug 2022 1:39 p.m. PST

The figures have now arrived and I can vouch for some extraordinary artistry.

CHRIS DODSON04 Sep 2022 12:06 a.m. PST

Superb work and the remodelling is inspiring.

Well done indeed.

Best wishes,


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2022 9:21 a.m. PST

Not worth a new posting but I thought I might show that the work continues. Another 20 Chasseurs from AM with pelisses added for all but three. Those I did convert to overalls with Greenstuff. I also researched a bit more on details of the fur/wool trim on the pelisses and they look better for it.

Just a simple phone camera shot, so poor depth of focus, (but so much easier!)




Lambert Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2022 1:14 p.m. PST

They look wonderful. Sheer quality

von Winterfeldt18 Oct 2022 7:19 a.m. PST

they look great, very rich green and red – how did you do it, also very nice horse colours – I forgot on what CaC were mounted bays or chestnuts?
Very nice detail on the sabretache and saddle cloth, red piping on the aurore, indeed a lot of highly appreciated effort and it shows.

CHRIS DODSON18 Oct 2022 8:25 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed Mr D.

The quality of the painting makes them look very special.

Best wishes,


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2022 8:49 a.m. PST

Thanks all.

Paints? The do9lman is Vallejo Flat green with a Citadel Biel Tan Green Wash and then highlights. The Pelisse is Vermillion from Vallejo with a Carroburg Crimson wash and highlights. The shabraque is Knarloc Green from Citadel with a Coelia Greenshade wash. Chestnut and Brown ink over various Citadel browns did nicely for the horses. The pelisses look much better than the photo suggests, it gives a washed out look, but saved me so much work in setting up lighting, a tripod and a camera

Rousellot tells us they rode both bays and chestnuts, standing about 15 hands. I have done solely bays, purely because I have never been convinced by my attempts at a true chestnut. I think the black tail, mane and legs just looks more realistic in this small scale, in my hands anyway.

Started today on the 18 Hagen dismounted figures. They are quite exquisite, but will need some work to become Garde Chasseurs a Cheval. I probably really should try a chestnut or two now!

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