So after the great response I had from my Napoleon command base I'm afraid it's back to the darker and much more serious shades of my Prussians! However I personally love the late Prussian uniforms even if they are a good bit less fancier than their enemies!
Well I'm very happy to be able to slip in another completed item for January, I picked out these guys a year or 2 ago to be the command of my Brandenburg hussar regiment for the Katzbach OOB and like many of my figures they moved sideways into my "WIP" box. This was because I wanted to tackle the braid differently from the troopers in the full regiment as I wasn't happy with the contrast.
In this group I have tried to represent a commanding officer of the Brandenburg regiment, a trumpeter from the Brandenburg regiment and an ADC from the Normal squadron. I had quite a bit of cleaning up with the ADC as he is a one piece casting and the area around stirrups and horse belly was confused as was the area around his neck and scabbard. A friend gave me another of these ADC's not so long ago so you may well see him in a different uniform on another command base at some point. I'm pretty happy how he came out especially the braid and I have to correct an error I made on one of my videos, I use Coat d' Arms brown No. 235 on the braid as a base to gold not Vallejo beige brown.
As usual it's difficult to see the shading on my horses however it is there. I used the same flowers and tufts as per usual available at most railway and modelling suppliers and I feel they really lift a base.
I used the foundry Prussian blue triad and I feel it came out well if quite subtle compared to a lot of other peoples Prussians I have see online. However I do like my Prussian blue pretty dark even for 15mm. I would say my painting is a little rough in some areas of these guys as I really just wanted them finished but I'm still pleased with them.
I have always wondered why Mr Barton didn't do a trumpeter playing his instrument for his prussian hussars like his other Prussian and Russian charging regiments? Maybe the Prussian hussars are a much older set and the earlier sets received trumpeters at rest? Anyway he's still is a lovely figure, although the castings I have need little bits added in areas, the trumpet cord and shoulder nests are missing detail and I stupidly forgot to add it in with green stuff before painting this guy.
overall I really like this little command base and it's another thing to tick off my Katzbach OOB. I'm not sticking religiously to the OOB's as there are so many things I would like to paint that are not included in it but I'll pop back to it from time to time until it's completed.
As always happy wargaming and painting and thanks to everyone who has took the time to leave a comment or have a look in. I've cleaned, glued and base coated 24 hussars for my 2nd lieb hussar regiment. I'm not sure how long they will take me as all that braid is a big ask and I have a few other items nearly finished I may jump over to. I'll try and put a few posts each month on my progress.