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maandag 12 januari 2015

Hat 8002 Prussian Dragoons

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!

And some more promotion on this event, I must, because I seem to have a contract with Remco!


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38 opmerkingen:

  1. Hola
    A la carga........
    pues is que tienes previstas pintar
    tendremos que estar a atentos
    un saludo

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    1. Gracias Jose! And don't be afraid, they will not come to your country! You're save!

      Un Saludo
      Peter

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  2. Nicely painted and I think you've got the blue right, Vallejo makes a Prussian Blue / Dark Prussian Blue in their Model Color range if you are interested.

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    1. Thanks Andras! And thanks for the tip! Next time in the hobby shop I have a look for it!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  3. Very nice Dragoons, Peter, the riders and the horses are great! I`m curious to see them based! And you are too kind, my friend, thanks for your words :D Thanks to you, I am making a pause on the 28mm and am now painting some Hät 1/72 Arabs, just to see what comes out of it - no easy task!!!! :) So, thanks again, your work and comments are an inspiration! :D

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    1. Thanks RMacedo! Basing will be as all my figures who are based. MDF 4mm with woodfiller and some decoration.

      Greetings
      Peter

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  4. Lovely work Peter. Especially the horses they are so tricky to make them look good and you've done it really well.

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  5. Very nice Prussian cav, Peter. I do like their purposeful frock coats and covered shakos. Very smart and crisp uniform.

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  6. Excellent work Peter !
    very clean painting work ! (something I have to improve ... )...
    you're very productive in fact ! ^^

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    1. Merci Pascal! Well let's say I want to finish some things that were lying to long on the painting table!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  7. love that yellowish colour on the horse!

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  8. This was on of the first HAT sets I painted up.. Nice work.

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  9. Peter, those are lovely - well done Sir.

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  10. Great work Peter ! Keep this pace & you'll paint even more as me ... :)
    Greetings

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    1. Thanks Mario! I don't think so! ;-)

      Greetings
      Peter

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  11. It is the horses that stand out most to me.The colour of them seems well to suit my eyes. As for the Dragoons I think them,painted as splendid as they could ever look. My Dear,Mrs B,made the remark,"They are all Old Hat," as the expression goes here in England,but I replied ," Yes,but Fresh Painted."
    So yes,I like E`m All Peter,but mine are staying unpainted and sleeping snug like in their boxes. BB

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    1. Thanks Paul! I have some more to paint, but they will have to wait!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  12. Great pictures. Very nice.

    PS: I hope you get to try the toasted
    coconut. It's very good.

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    1. Thanks Ivy! I'm looking for them next time I go to the shop! I let you know when I found them!

      Greetings
      Peter

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  13. Nice models. You did a great paint job....

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