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  • Paul is right,

    there is a Vallejo paint called "dark prussian blue" (number 899), I used it to paint Old guard infantry and it is ok !



    But I would have try to paint the Prussian even darker than this blue.



    EDIT a very good link I've just found:

    http://greatredoubt.wordpress.com/painting-info/

    There is also some info at the miniaturespages but it is currently under maintenance.
    Last edited by VieuxChat; 06 Dec 13, 02:38.
    "To hell wars Grudges and parties ! As our fathers Sing in real friends, The clink of glasses Roses and lilies. The clink of glasses Roses and lilies."

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    • Paul
      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
      All human ills he can subdue,
      Or with a bauble or medal
      Can win mans heart for you;
      And many a blessing know to stew
      To make a megloamaniac bright;
      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
      The Pixie is a little shite.

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      • thank you again friends

        Do you use a wash for shading?
        "Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier" - Samuel Johnson

        "Kerls, wollt ihr denn ewig leben?"

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        • I don't but I guess it's quicker if you do so.
          "To hell wars Grudges and parties ! As our fathers Sing in real friends, The clink of glasses Roses and lilies. The clink of glasses Roses and lilies."

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          • Hi Vieux Chat,

            I choose for Oxford Blue to paint my old Guard bataillions. They're nice too in that colour


            Originally posted by VieuxChat View Post
            Paul is right,

            there is a Vallejo paint called "dark prussian blue" (number 899), I used it to paint Old guard infantry and it is ok !



            But I would have try to paint the Prussian even darker than this blue.



            EDIT a very good link I've just found:

            http://greatredoubt.wordpress.com/painting-info/

            There is also some info at the miniaturespages but it is currently under maintenance.

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            • Thank you I will try this color.
              "To hell wars Grudges and parties ! As our fathers Sing in real friends, The clink of glasses Roses and lilies. The clink of glasses Roses and lilies."

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              • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post













                Paul
                More than one of these pictures DO show the saddle pad/blanket on TOP of the saddle and the stirrups coming from underneath. Well, that's just wild; I have no explanation of that. But it certainly was an accurate representation in the reenactment of the opera!

                Thank you.

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                • The saddle blanket and shabraque are two different pieces of equipment. The saddle blanket is underneath the saddle, the shabraque over it.

                  Sincerely,
                  M

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                  • Originally posted by Massena View Post
                    The saddle blanket and shabraque are two different pieces of equipment. The saddle blanket is underneath the saddle, the shabraque over it.

                    Sincerely,
                    M
                    Shabraque, very helpful, thank you.

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                    • Originally posted by Phebe View Post
                      More than one of these pictures DO show the saddle pad/blanket on TOP of the saddle and the stirrups coming from underneath. Well, that's just wild; I have no explanation of that. But it certainly was an accurate representation in the reenactment of the opera!

                      Thank you.
                      Here is an assortment of saddlery














                      Paul
                      ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                      All human ills he can subdue,
                      Or with a bauble or medal
                      Can win mans heart for you;
                      And many a blessing know to stew
                      To make a megloamaniac bright;
                      Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                      The Pixie is a little shite.

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                      • I like No. 8 with the sheep fleece, presumably for winter riding, (or maybe for softness on LONNNNG rides) and the models below with the straps to hold the sabraque on the saddle: that bit was worrying me a lot, that the saddle cloth on the top would slip around.

                        Thanks, you guys. My husband and I were blown away by the cavalry tack in that opera, because we are rather horsey ourselves and couldn't figure it out or if it were real. But I guess European re-enactors are as meticulous as American re-enactors.

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                        • Post deleted. Please post your rant elsewhere.
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                          Last edited by Post Captain; 12 Dec 13, 02:20.

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                          • Deleted quote from post 253.
                            ACG Staff

                            You should sober-up and make sure that you post on the appropriate thread!

                            Pail
                            Last edited by Post Captain; 12 Dec 13, 02:20.
                            ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                            All human ills he can subdue,
                            Or with a bauble or medal
                            Can win mans heart for you;
                            And many a blessing know to stew
                            To make a megloamaniac bright;
                            Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                            The Pixie is a little shite.

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                            • Yay! Well at last after enjoying other folks' pics since I joined, now I can share some. This is a 2nd Dragoons (North British/ Scots Greys) trooper of 1806. But why is he so small (photobucket link)? Oh, good! I fixed it. Clever me. Now I can do the uniform stuff.
                              This is a modern pic, based on an original by Charles Stadden. This is a very different uniform from what would be worn at Waterloo. The lace loops were grouped in pairs like those of all the other Dragoon regiments.
                              The plume, white over red, would shortly (1808, I believe) become all white.
                              The back of the fur cap, which distinguished the Scots Greys, bore a red cloth patch on which was embroidered the white horse of Hanover.
                              The white braid illustrated on the wings is probably wider than in life.
                              Cheers,
                              Phil
                              Last edited by PhilinYuma; 17 Dec 13, 16:21.
                              They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
                              Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
                              At the going down of the sun and in the morning
                              We will remember them.

                              Rest easy.

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                              • Originally posted by Dibble201Bty View Post
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                                You should sober-up and make sure that you post on the appropriate thread!

                                Pail
                                Notice how I cleverly managed to spell my own name wrong. Perhaps I should have sobered up too

                                Paul
                                ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                                All human ills he can subdue,
                                Or with a bauble or medal
                                Can win mans heart for you;
                                And many a blessing know to stew
                                To make a megloamaniac bright;
                                Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                                The Pixie is a little shite.

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