Tuesday, December 25, 2018

All I want for Xmas are some 54mm French cavalry

Merry Christmas to everyone! I recently finished up some 54mm French cavalry for Tricorne. These are Armies in Plastic AWI cavalry that I slightly modified the hats on.  

It isn't perfectly clear what kind of cavalry were involved in the various battles in Tricorne (dragoon or hussars) so I based the paint scheme on the Mollo plate of the hussars. I couldn't find any putty locally to deal with the hats so I left them a vague "light infantry" shape.

Overall, these will do. The blue jackets shifted a bit towards grey after I washed on some shadows so they might serve as generic dragoons in a pinch. I also found myself short on some cannon so, after some sussing out of options, three more of those are underway.


Terry Silverthorn said...

Merry Christmas to you & the family as well Bob!

Alan Coughlin said...

Very nice! AIP figures seem to be the 54mm Airfix of this century, at least for modification. I am looking forward to seeing more.

Hava a great holiday and Merry Christmas!

Bob Barnetson said...

You too, Terry!

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks Alan, you as well. Yes, AiP has handy figures. Availability isn't as good as Airfix used to be but (fortunately) we have google now.