Tuesday, August 8, 2017

1st Regiment of Lanciers de La Garde - Polish Lancers

Here are my polish lancers, painted from the Zvezda Polish Uhlans kit. I always dread painting uhlans and hussars, for the amount of detail in those fellows translate into slow progress over a number of painful weeks. 

But once I'm finally finished, the result certainly feels rewarding, and I'm really happy with these guys, gorgeous uniforms, which many collectors repute among the most beautiful of the entire period! (my personal preference still goes for french Carabiniers a Cheval and Grenadiers a Cheval, though). 

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The attentive eye will notice that one of the bases has only 2 horsemen, rather than my usual 3. I set aside the officer on the box to do Prince Poniatowski himself, in a proper command base, and so I painted a regular trooper as officer of the unit. 

The Prince is a project for later this year, when I'll be working on a number of new command bases for several nations of the period. And then I'll need a polish corps for him to command (oh, boy, it never ends, does it?)

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10 comments:

  1. Stunning, lovely paint job and zvezda do such beautiful sculpts!!!

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  2. You're right. it never ends. Beautifully done!

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  3. Those are truly awesome, Mateus!
    "It never ends. does it?" uh, nope! :-)
    I painted my first 25mm figure circa 1969. I have just started my Spanish Napoleonic Army. There have been few years in between where I haven't painted at least some Napoleonic figures, and many where I have done hundreds!

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  4. Im looking forward for Prince Józef Poniatowski :)
    He was a leader of 8th Uhlan Regiment

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/8th_Uhlan_Regiment_of_Duke_Jozef_Poniatowski

    They had different uniform markings (you can find them on polish wiki site)

    https://pl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/8_Pułk_Ułanów_Księcia_Józefa_Poniatowskiego
    As you can see they had yellow collars (yellow/gold was a color of this regiment.

    Amazing painting as always :) .

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  5. wonderfull.... can I ask the color palette ?

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    1. Thanks, Greyhawk!

      The blue is P3 Cygnar Blue Base, with a black wash and a couple layers of highlight. The "red" is P3 Sanguine Highlight, followed by Vallejo Red Wash and a couple layers of highlight.

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  6. Stupendous Painting Style. Bravo! BB

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  7. Thanks for the kind words, guys! I'm happy you like them!

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