Sunday, January 6, 2013

Perry Household Cavalry - WIP +1

The cavalrymen are finished - painted as Life Guards. Although the Royal Horse Guards ("Blues") look just as nice, I wanted them to look as British as possible - so red coated Life Guards they are.
I'm sure the Perrys research their subjects thoroughly, but I've yet to find a source showing the musician having winged epaulettes (or "birds nests") as depicted here.
The only thing I have a little problem with are their broadswords. They have a sort of falcata-look to them - not as heavy looking as I'd think they should look. Everything I've read has the British heavy cavalry sword being fearsome looking and heavier than their French counterparts' swords. Still a very nice set of sculpts as would be expected from the Perrys.
The horses are up next; a black undercoat has been followed by a brown one. Hopefully the Minwax stain will darken them a bit more as they are supposed to be blacks.

14 comments:

  1. Nice work Dean, very nice indeed!

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  2. Thank you both very much for the kind words. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Starting to shape up very nicely indeed.

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  4. Lovely work. I look forwards to seeing them on the horses.

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  5. Hi Dean,

    the riders look extraordinarily good!
    And I'm confident that the horses will too.

    Cheers
    Monty

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  6. Lovely, can't wait to see them on their horses!

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  7. Thanks for the great and encouraging comments everyone. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. This is comming along very nicely, Dean. I have those figures on my waiting list (and lead mountain) too, but I fear they won't make it this year... Best regards, Tobi

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