Always great to see new painted Zvezda-figures. I like especially your hanoverian artillery. I will paint a hanoverian gun and crew too but I'm not sure about the color of the uniform. Maybe I will give the crew the older style of uniform with blue breeches.
From which regiment is your cavalry?
Thank you Damnitz! The cavalry is from the 1st battalion of the Légion Britannique - formed mainly from deserters from other armies! The dragoons of the 5 batallions amalgamated in 1762 and retained their old uniforms.
Post by The Grenadier on Mar 22, 2016 11:05:39 GMT
Thank you very much, Damnitz! Truthfully, I pick the units for the visual appeal! Yes, I feel that the mix of poses gives a sense of movement to the unit as a whole, but I've tried to maintain the appearance of unity also. I hadn't come across Hagen Miniatures before; they seem to have some nice character figures.
I like the colours. But I don't know what to do with the collars. The plastic is to hard to cut it away. The flags were no Problem. The original flags are - in my opinion - much to small (infantry) or much to big (cavalry). To get an Impression I had the first cavalry unit with a painted original flag. Afterwards I've sawn a lot of temporary paintings and resolved to make small paperflags. I think that the look is better because of the natural style of the miniatures. But more comicstyle-miniatures with big heads can bear flags which are not in scale.
Thanks for all comments.
Yes, the downside of 1/72 plastic is it is not as user-friendly for conversion or paint adherence! Personally, I'm not too fussy on absolute historical accuracy regarding uniforms - but I think you've done a great job!