Let’s get back to talking about model soldiers, shall we? Yesterday afternoon, and for about 90 minutes in the evening, I began applying black acrylic gesso to 30 or so plastic Revell Prussian SYW hussars. I really like the change to black gesso (Thanks to Mike Siggins for suggesting it). It has much better coverage than the white and dries to a nice matt finish in a short time. Only ten more troopers/horses to go, and then we can begin applying Games Workshop "Goblin Green" to the bases, followed by the flesh tone tomorrow evening. I’ll post a photo once these steps have been completed for the entire regiment.
As for the planned uniform. . . Well, although the figures represent mid-18th century Prussian hussars, the Grand Duchy of Stollen project is about an imaginary place as you know already. With that in mind, I’m going to borrow the colors of the 11th (
Now, I do have a question about the mounts for the regiment. Do any of you know? For the Seven Years War period, was it the practice in Prussian hussar regiments to have a particular color of horse for each squadron, or not? Although this is how I’ve done most of my Napoleonic cavalry (each squadron has distinct horse color), I’d like to get the historic plausibility right for this unit. . . even though it will join the Electorate of Zichenau’s army as – wait for it -- the 11th (Prinz Albrecht’s) Hussars.