12 September 2011
Coming Soon. . . Minden Hussar Update
An 18th Century painting (ca. 1748) by David Morier, purporting to show grenadiers from Bavaria's Leib, von Seckendorf, and von Preysing regiments. What's interesting is that the blue is quite dark, which seems to throw the issue of Cornflower Blue coats into question. Might that particular feature have been a mid-19th Century innovation that has incorrectly been applied to earlier period uniforms? Thanks Greg!
No photos just yet, but the next four hussars in the pile are nearing completion. Just a few small details on the troopers plus the white markings, hooves, and reins/harnesses on the horses.
In the meantime, have a look at these extremely useful tips on dressing well at the Put This On blog, a site dedicated to helping men dress like adults. I have a look at this almost everyday, and while I knew the basics already thanks to my father and grandfather, I manage to learn something new each time I visit the blog. It's a good read in any case.