Monday, 21 April 2014
Sunday, 13 April 2014
Monday, 7 April 2014
Sorry about the absence of posts for a while - I've been on holiday in Thailand. I lived in Bangkok as a child 50 years ago and there have been a few changes since then.
Sunday, 9 March 2014
Here is a squadron of Sash & Saber's new 40mm SYW Prussian hussars. I've just done the four figures and I plan to have 4 squadrons in total. At full strength Hussars were 10 squadrons strong, divided into two 'battalions' of 5 squadrons each, but were regularly hived off into smaller parts.
I painted this unit because of the unusual uniform, brown being quite a rarely used colour in the 18th century. The regiment was often referred to as” die Kapuziner” (the Capuchins) or the “Fleischhacker” (the butchers because brown was the colour of the guild of the butchers).