The 5th Regiment of Hussars were part of General Andre Massena's army at the 2nd Battle of Zurich in September 1799. This one of my favourite hussar uniforms and I doubt I've done it justice now I've seen the photos. The figures are Perry plastics and they were actually quite easy to assemble but I found painting them difficult. I don't know why but I couldn't get used to them being so light compared to the 'heft' of metal castings. Anyway, they are done and will have to do, so now I need to do another six of these (including a trumpeter in the correct uniform) and then tackle a dozen more for the 7th Hussars.
Good work, but wasted on plastic tatt! I agree abut the heft of the figure being an important part of the process of painting and gaming!ReplyDelete
Oh tell me about it David. I need at least 24 and ideally 36 French hussars for a game I'm putting on at the Battleground show in Stockton at the end of November. Too expensive in metal sadly.Delete
Nice looking unit Colin. I love the quality of the Perry plastics, and the ability to vary the figures to suit the regiment/campaign/period is incredible. I did a lot of these (ok a lot for me, not for others) but I too prefer the heft of metals.ReplyDelete
Excellent work. I am with you regarding metals vs plastics. For me, it is metal all the way!ReplyDelete
A lovely looking unit Colin...ReplyDelete
And also one of my favourite hussar uniforms.
I personally don’t mind plastics... what I mind is sticking the buggers together.
All the best. Aly