Friday 15 June 2012

HaT British 17th Lancers

These are as near enough to painting napoleonics as I want to get...the belts near drove me mad. Enorm respect to those of you whose main interest is napoleonics...I wouldn´t have the patience.
I´ve mixed a bit of the box art with pics I found on the web...the cuffs for example. On the box art they have a white line around the white cuff, but most pics on the web show just a white cuff. The bag at the front. To try and get a cross over in colour between horse and rider I painted them brown..they should be blue but it ended up looking a bit too much.
The plastron fronted tunic, although the plastron was turned back to hide the white panel I liked the look of it.
As they are for my Khandibarian colonials, they will be rebranded the "Queens III Lancers" (Painting 17L on the bedding roll,  proved beyond me) it´s not really necessary to go the whole "historical mile".
Without any conversion the set delivers 8 bod variants...not bad at all :-D
Bugler and waiting lancer.
My second favourite pose from the set...Captn S.Piers. The head had to be  twisted slightly  to align it along his arm. One thing.....none of the bods has a revolver holster....and there is a bit of excess plastic that needs removing from the back of the revolver.
My favourite pose..lancer leaning forward to attack. One small problem..but I overlooked it so I could add a bit more colour..the pennons (lance flags) originally designed to upset enemy horses,  would have been rolled in a canvas bag during active service /  battle.
I would have liked a horse in full gallop but apart from a bit of extra plastic between the rear legs of one or two of the horses,  it´s a very nice set.