Saturday, 24 September 2016

PN81 Dragoon Trumpeter

Just to prove its not only Boers I’ve been painting over the last couple of weeks here is the completed trumpeter conversion for my 6th Naumarkisches Dragoons. He looks a bit more glossy than usual as the varnish was still wet when I snapped this photo.

I made no attempt to find the correct uniform details for this figure and painted him in exactly the same way as the troopers. I have a suspicion that particularly in the late Prussian army special uniforms for musicians may have been a luxury hard to come by – that’s my excuse anyway.

I have another five troopers to paint to complete the unit which I want to do in time for Vintage Leipzig. This will mean that the Boers (who you can see sneaking into the photo) will have to go on hold for a week or two.

10 comments:

Wellington Man said...

Gadzooks, Ian, what a corker! Are you going to tell us how you did him? Whatever it was, you've done it brilliantly. Congratulations!

WM

Stryker said...

Thanks Matt - the trumpet is just brass rod and modelling material nothing as clever as your soldering technique!

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

Impressive conversion, Tony

Stryker said...

Thanks Tony!

KEV. said...

Ian,
Nice work there with the Mounted Prussian...your keeping up to a steady production there...Hintons and Boer War - a good combination. Regards. KEV.

Stryker said...

Thanks Kev - not so much steady as slow I think!

Stuart C said...

Only a month to go to Leipzig, so you will be working away Bob Cratchit-like to be ready.

Stryker said...

In theory Stuart - yes!

paulalba said...

Very nice Ian! I have these guys to paint.

Stryker said...

Cheers Paul!