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Re: Great chasseurs

Hi Tom,

have you again painted them after the box-art?
I found a lot of mistakes there. A pity because the paintjob is great!

Do you want to have some good links for Napoleonic uniform-plates?

cheers
Uwe

Re: Re: Great chasseurs

hi uwe,
this time I actually used osprey guard infantry,but I realise what I have possibly done,when I painted the piping on the bearskin,I went over it in red just as a force of habit,as I always undercoat white before I paint red,so my brain was not fully functioning,I also think I have the plume and the epaulettes wrong,as I said I am not the best researcher! thanks for the comments and I appreciate any advice,
regards
Tom




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Re: Re: Re: Great chasseurs

Hi Tom,

older Ospreys are not often the best joice, but I can see you used no box-cover.

Take a look at this link:

http://www.histofig.com/empire/uniform.php

The uniforms are very good researched and it could be maybe useful for one of your next paintjobs which I am eager to see.

cheers
uwe

Re: Re: Re: Great chasseurs

Hi Tom!

If you were going for grenadiers of the old guard, then only really the cords want painting, the rest doesn't matter that much.

If you were going for chasseurs of the old gurad, then the top of the epaulettes should be green as should the base of the plume. (that can easily be added if you wanted!) The cords as someone mentioned should be white still, but the chassuers had no bronze plate on the front, which isn't sculpted on these guys.

those main bits are fixable if you want, but either way make sure you have fun with them! I can't believe how quick you seem to have done them in!

P.S if you need any help or suggestions just let us know here or on Bennos board and we'll do all we can to help.