04 July 2007

Uniform Design for Grenadiere zu Pferd

After messing around with one a David von Tippelbruder's Prussian dragoon templates, I've developed a design for the eventual uniform of the Spencer Smith/Holger Eriksson cavalry so kindy recruited by the Grand Duchess Sonja.

This will be the basic troopers' uniform. Officers will have folded back lapels that show orange along with gold lace rather than yellow. The trumpeter's uniform will feature reversed colors for both uniform and saddle cloth.

If my hand is super-steady that day and my patience remains plentiful, I'll add some extra yellow/light blue lace to the sleeves and back of the trumpeter's coat. Finally, since this will be a heavy regiment, I'll paint most of the horses black with some very dark brown highlights on the rumps, necks, and muzzles. The trumpeter and colonel will ride greys, of course!

All of this sounds terribly exciting, doesn't it? But I'm getting ahead of myself by a couple of months -- Whoa! Down boy!

3 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Gee, the unit will be in the colors of your flag . . . looks good.


-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Very pleasant design.
Now, was not "The Spencer Smith/Holger Eriksson cavalry so kindy recruited by the Grand Duchess Sonja" intended to become "the Electorate of Zichenau’s Grenadiere zu Pferd"? That is, if I'm not mistaken, "the Enemy"?
Unless of course they succumbed to the Grand Duchess charm and changed sides, vieing with the Leib Grenadiers for the "Grand Duchess Sonja's Own" honorific title?
Hope the Grand Duchess fully recovered from her journey - then, how is the Grand Duke? Had the "lobster 3/4 armour" cure be attempted to restore some his sanity?
Anyway I hope the great & inspiring examples you, and some other bloggers, currently give of what beautiful results can be obtained by 'toying' with David von Tippelbruder's templates, will persuade those contributors to the 'E vs E' campaign (and others!) still reluctant to take the plunge & display uniforms od their own design to public admiration....
Cheers!

Snickering Corpses said...

This is a very lovely uniform, Stokes. I really like how you've taken a slightly unusual color combo and made it quite attractive.

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