Friday, December 1, 2017

French 4th Hussar Regiment

Another quartet of 28mm Napoleonic horsemen muscled its way onto the painting desk.  Like the quartet of French Chasseurs a Cheval before (see A Few Napoleonic Cavalry), these French hussars are left over from the purchase of a dozen unpainted figures on the secondary market.
These four, finely sculpted Front Rank hussars have been lingering in The Lead Pile for a long time.  Good to get them out of The Lead Pile, across the painting desk, and onto the "Painted" side of the ledger. 
These four, French light horsemen muster out as the 3rd squadron of the 4th Hussar Regiment.  The combination of red pelisse, yellow lace, and blue trousers is a handsome one; one of my favorites.
With the recent additions of the third squadrons to two French cavalry regiments, it seems only fair to push a British cavalry quartet into the painting queue.  Having two squadrons of the 14th Light Dragoons already on the roll, adding a third just makes sense.
Before British light dragoons can make it across the painting desk, a dozen Judean spearmen for the Assyrian Wars project need my attention.

39 comments:

  1. They really are nice, I hope you enjoyed doing them.

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    1. Thanks, Norm. I enjoyed painting these hussars very much. Four is a much nicer number to paint than a dozen.

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  2. Lovely hussars! They look great, more Assyrians and more napoleonics sounds great too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Much appreciated, Iain! More of a lot of different things on the painting desk including a Swiss pike block for the Italian Wars.

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    2. Oh good, I've just primed up one of those, I look forward to seeing your's!
      Best Iain

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  3. Great job Jonathan. You are right about that colour combination in really makes them pop.

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    1. Thank you, Mark! The French knew how to dress!

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    2. Indeed as my current projects are proving!

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    3. So true! I am really enjoying your French in Egypt project.

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  4. These are superbly well done Jonathon.

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  5. Yes, definitely a handsome bunch of lads in those smart suits

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    1. Good to see you stopping by for a visit, Markus!
      The hussars are handsome down to their trouser buttons.

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  7. They look just wonderful Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  8. Very nice job! I know what you feel when you complete a task pending for too long... I won't have a look at my files, I might cry :-(

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    1. Thank you, Phil! Luckily, I don't have 20,000+ unpainted figures like you. Well, at least I do not think I do...

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  9. Very very impressive close up Jonathan, what a wonderful job!

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    1. Ray! Good to see your face popping up in a comment!

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  11. Splendid looking Hussars, Jonathan. They look quite nice wearing the pelisse too!

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  12. Beautifully done, and I love the colour you have used for the horses.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence! Candy Bar Brown is a favorite horse color of mine.

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  13. Excellent work, Jon, and my favorite regiment of french Hussars, the 4e.
    Shouldn't there be some yellow lace around the black fur on the cuffs of the Pelisse? One of the innumerable little bits of frippery that makes painting 4 hussars so much better than 12! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Peter! There probably should be cuff lace but the tailor neglected to sew it on.

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    2. The Tailor of my Spanish routinely fails to sew on white piping around things that abut to something else white anyway. :-)

      They look glorious regardless!

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