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woensdag 4 januari 2012

Hat 8197 1808-1815 Prussian Hussars (Test Shots)

A new year, so it's about time I posted something new here. And it's really new. These figures aren't released yet. Pictures of the unpainted figures, line drawings and roughs can be seen here.

I have these figures from a swap with Sascha (Zed1) from Zed's Nappies! Thanks mate!

A little review: The figures are made of a kind of soft plastic. There are four figure poses and two horse poses. One of the figures comes with a removeble arm. You can put an arm on him with trumpet, sword or gun. I have chosen for the arm with trumpet. It went very easy on the figure, and needed just a little bit of glue to stay on his place. Details on the figures are not that sharp, but I blame that on being test figures. The horses are a little bit to small, but that's my personal opinion. Also some details, like the belts, on them could have been a little bit sharper.

Note: the test shots are run on a small testing machine, so it won’t have the full pressure. Therefore, some of the details may come out soft. Information sended by Hat, thank you for that.

The painting: After cleaning them I gave them a white undercoat. Then I started to remove flash (not so much) and mould lines. After that a second coat of white. Next I did the flesh parts with Games Workshop (GW) 23 Elf Flesh and GW Ogryn Flesh Wash. Now we come on the tricky part, the black uniform. I don't use black paint for that but Revell (R) 78 Tank Grey. The cords on the dolman are drybrushed with GW 55 Mithril Silver. Collar, cuffs and trousers are done with R 75 Stone Grey. All over this goes a GW Dabab Black Wash. That's how I get my black uniforms. Other colors used : R85 Brown, GW57 Boltgun Metal, GW62 Burnished Gold, GW56 Chainmail, R77 Dust Grey, R06 Tar Black, GW06 Blood Red and GW Gryphonne Sepia Wash.

Here are the pictures:

Here you can see, two horse poses. Two to the left and two to the right!

And here you see them the other way around!

Hope you like them!

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13 opmerkingen:

  1. That is a very good paint job on them. I agree the horses look a little small but it is good to see some later Prussian cavalry!

  2. Lovely mate. The horses, even though they are´ve done a fine bit of painting on them

  3. Very nice work on those, nice to get stuff earlier than others........

  4. Very good work Peter!!
    But, and it's not your fault: only 4 poses and 2 horses poses!!!!!!!! it's a pity!
    Like in other HAT sets, the horses are not good, in my opinion... honesty, I prefer a STRELETS horse!
    Fortunately, your painting work saved a lot them!

  5. Very nice painting; they look great. Dean

  6. Very good job on this group. I really like the effect of the gray washed with black

  7. Thanks for the nice comments!


  8. Nice painting.
    It is nice to see a set of Hussars using the Pelisse as a jacket - not just with it fluttering during a mad gallop.
    I also like th alternate sword/bugle/carbine arm.
    It's some compensation for only 4 poses.

    Small horses - because the "horse thief" lost all the large ones on his Moscow road trip. My interest is 1813 - "wars of liberation" for these lads.

    Raise high the black flags!!


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