Monday, August 19, 2019

I Need A Hero

"He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast,"...okay, enough with the 80's big hair throwback. This is a Franco Prussian War "French Hussar Hero" that Soren from Eagles of Empire sent me as a freebie figure along with my recent order.
He's wearing the uniform of the 1st Hussars as he would've appeared at the Battle of Sedan.
Another fine sculpt from Eagles of Empire. The horses by Ebob are among the finest around.
I'll have to see how he'll be used, but I'm assuming some kind of leadership "plus" kind of stuff for the minions.
Again, as with the other Eagles of Empire figures, the uniform and equipment details are most-impressive.
I also painted up some nice resin terrain from War World Gaming. I happened upon them while using my free 30-day Prime trial with Amazon. They were basecoated black and then quickly dry-brushed with browns and tans.
I now should have more than enough figures for a Bolt Action game - hopefully this coming Friday if players can make it. I'm also thinking of adding a few more units - like North Star Prussian Cuirassiers and Eagles of Empire French Cuirassiers as well. Thanks for stopping by by and wishing you all good gaming and painting.

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    1. Thank you very much, Ray! Kind regards, Dean

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  2. Lovely heroic hussar! Nice bit of terrain too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks a lot, Iain. Yes, I felt obligated to paint up the gift from Eagles of Empire. Kind regards, Dean

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  3. Great looking hero type figure Dean. A gifted figure is always worth that extra effort.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thank you kindly, Ross. Yes, and it being such a great sculpt makes it all the better. Warm Regards, Dean

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  4. ...and that completes the set. Very dynamic figure and brushwork that definitely rises to the sculpt quality.

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    1. Thanks, Ed. It'll be interesting how I can use him for the rules I intend to try them out with (Bolt Action). Best regards, Dean

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  5. Very expresive hussar! Looking great, Dean.

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    1. Thanks, Dmitry! Yes, the poses are very dynamic and great for skirmish gaming, IMO. Kindest regards, Dean

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  6. Fab work Dean. The pose is very good.

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    1. Thank you, Simon. Yes, very dynamic and flowing. Warmest regards, Dean

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  7. Fantastic Hussar figure Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Mike. The braiding on the dolman is really nicelys sculpted. Best regards, Dean

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  8. Gorgeous work, Dean! You are turning it up a notch.

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    1. Ah, thank you so much for the kind words, Jonathan. Seems this period was the ticket to get me back into the hobby. Warmest regards, Dean

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  9. Nice model, it has great character, and you've brought it even further with a splendid paint job.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thank you very much for the compliment, Kevin. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you so much, Michal! Best regards, Dean

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  11. Impeccable paintwork Dean! Did you use oils on the horse?

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment and interest, Mike! Actually, I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I've been painting horses with a fairly simple method. I start with spray paint - currently I have a dark brown, light brown and light gray (which I use for the dappled ponies). They are all inexpensive stuff from either Walmart or Home Depot. Then I use acrylics for the mane and tail and straps. Next, I brush on Minwax Tudor Satin stain (Polyurethane, not oil). Once the stain dries (overnight), they're spray with Testors Dullcote. As in this case, I sometimes dry-brush a light shade of the basic horse color for highlights. I then can add the white socks and stars on the foreheads - and dry-brush the mane and tail too. So, long story short - no oils. :) Warmest regards, Dean

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  12. Well he might be strong and fast but no matter how bright his eyes he shouldn't be turning around while on the saddle ;) Well that's enough Bonnie Tyler references from me ... lovely paint job by the way :)

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  13. Looking classy! Really dig the pose. Almost like straight from a painting.

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  14. Marvelous figure and paint job, Dean!

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