As this is the year of the 200th anniversary of the "Battle of Waterloo", there will be always some figures of this battle on my painting table this year. And as Ray said I have to paint more figures this year as last year. So I try to do so! And no Pascal I didn't paint 8002 of them. It's just the number of the box!
This set is one of the first Hat brought on the market. In 1996 to be more specific. The figures as the horses don't have many details, but are nice sculpted. The plastic is a bit hard, harder as the plastic they use these days. Hardest part for me was to get the blue right. The Prussian army had a rather dark blue, going to black. First I tried a blue with a black wash, but I didn't like the result. So I overpainted them with a darker blue, without doing shadings. After this I decided to paint them very simple, and I'm pleased with the result. When I have some more figures painted, others than these, I will base them in one rush. Untill then they will go in a box.
Painted them as the 1st Regiment Dragoons (red colours) and used the colour plates of the wonderfull Les Uniformes pendant la campagne des Cent Jours - Belgique 1815 site. Very usefull for who is looking for information about uniforms during the battle of Waterloo.
A review of this set can be found on Plastic Soldier Review.
Time for some pictures:
I hope you like them.
Also welcome to some new followers:
- The Happy Whisk from The Happy Whisk. This lady does a lot with cooking, but also have a lot of fun posts.
- RMacedo NoVember from One Fine Day In August. He says that I'm a better painter as he is! Well I can tell you he is wrong. He's the better painter!
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