Monday, August 14, 2017

2nd Regiment of Lanciers de la Garde - The Dutch Red Lancers

Here is another famous unit of cavalry in the french army, the Red Lancers. These are painted from the Zvezda Polish Uhlans kit, just as the Polish Lancers I showed here on the blog a few days ago.

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I chose to paint the trumpeter on the gorgeous white and red parade uniform, rather than the sky blue campaign outfit, which to me doesn't look nearly as interesting.

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13 comments:

  1. Along with their Polish brethren... spectacular. Both regiments are major contenders for the most stunning uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars.

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  2. Fantastic. I am getting back into painting following your tutorial but my Esci Polish Lancers are a pale comparison.

    Cheers

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    1. Jacko, the Zvezda lancers are far better sculpts, so this is something to take into consideration in the comparison.

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  3. You have done a great paint job, the figures look wonderful!

    I have two questions on regard of your painting technique:

    How do you prepare your figures for painting? and
    Do you finish them with varnish?

    Best Regards

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    1. Cesar, I wash them on warm soupy water, to remove any remains of demold grease prior to priming.

      Yes, I spray varnish them after painting, though I recommend you go light on that, because even matt spray varnish can look a bit glossy if you overdo.

      However, the single most important tip to preserve 1/72 from chipping is to avoid touching the models themselves. I always handle them by their bases, once I've finished working on them.

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  4. Thank you very much for your answer Mateus.

    What kind of paint do you use for priming?

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  5. An explosion of colorfull painted cavalry!

    Greetings
    Peter

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