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The armoured cuirassiers were the 'shock troops' of their day, ready to smash through any weaknesses in the enemy line and win the victory. None were more famous than the French, with the image of thousands of them pouring over the field of Waterloo as one of the most instantly recognisable in military history. 
6e Régiment de Cuirassiers 285 men 
The regiment nominally consisted of four squadrons each of two companies, each company having 100 men. Blue short-tailed coatee. Facings of orange collar, blue cuffs, orange cuff flaps, lapels and turnbacks for 6th regiment. Pewter buttons, silver for officers. Turnbacks had blue grenades. Shoulder straps were blue, piped in the facing colour, replaced by red epaulettes. The helmet was polished steel with brass comb, black mane, black cowhide turban, black visor edged with brass. Red plume on the right, brass chin scales. Senior officers had white plumes. Polished steel cuirass, leather straps, brass scales. Red lining edged white for all regiments. White waistcoat. Buff breeches. Small black cartridge box on white belt over the cuirass. Long black boots with bronzed steel spurs. White gauntlet gloves, black cravat, white cloak, blue housings laced white. Cuirassiers were mounted on blacks or dark bays. White sheepskin edged red, white grenades on the housings and regimental number on the valise.
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Masterbox kits are usually clearly detailed and defined and this is no exception. I do feel that the instructions leave something to be desired as they lack an assembly order. I used filler to smooth the joints of the horse. 
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Vallejo Model Color 70846 139 Mahogany Brown = horse’s coat

 

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Vallejo Model Color 70993 151 White Grey = shirt

 

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Vallejo Model Color 70864 178 Natural Steel = helmet, stirrups, cuirass
Vallejo Model Color 70847 123 Dark Sand / 70976 120 Buff = breeches

It looks as though the mounted figure must be assembled on the horse.

 

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Vallejo Model Color 70985 146 Hull Red = horse’s mane and tail, dry brush over horse’s coat

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11 hours ago, Ratch said:

 

Nice one Ratch,MB always make nice kits.

Jim.

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Thanks Jim, but was there any need to quote all those pictures?

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23 hours ago, Ratch said:

Thanks Jim, but was there any need to quote all those pictures?

Sorry Ratch I did not know that I did quote all ?

Jim

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Just painting in this update.
Vallejo Model Color 70845 20 Sunny Skintone / 70870 158 Medium Sea Grey = muzzle, lips, nostrils, face, hands
Vallejo Model Color 70870 158 Medium Sea Grey = hooves
Vallejo Model Color 70930 53 Dark Blue = portmanteau and holster covers (or chaperons), saddle cloth
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Vallejo Model Color 70815 17 Basic Skin Tone = face
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Vallejo Model Color 70871 147 Leather Brown = dry brush over horse’s coat
Vallejo Model Color 70858 13 Ice Yellow = sheepskin
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Games Workshop 61-76 Flesh Wash = flesh tones
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Vallejo Model Color 70950 169 Black = harness, boots, black cow hide turban, horsehair main, peak of helmet, scabbard
Vallejo Model Color 70951 1 White = sheepskin, edging to saddlecloth, regimental number on the end of the portmanteau
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17 minutes ago, Ratch said:


Vallejo Model Color 70951 1 White = sheepskin, edging to saddlecloth, regimental number on the end of the portmanteau


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Vallejo white and yellow suffer from not covering well,  I'd suggest doing the white first, and then adding the blue,  the white also acting as an undercoat. 

I have also found using Tamiya acrylic as a primer/basecoat works well, as it grips better to plastic than Vallejo does, which is rather fragile., noting the scratch in the horse flank, only needs a thin coat.

 

I was wondering if there was much of a 1/32nd range, but seems they have just done 3 Napoleonics

http://www.mbltd.info/figures/1-32-scale.html

 

cheers

T

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Vallejo Model Color 70843 133 Cork Brown = coat
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Vallejo Model Color 70807 49 Oxford Blue & Vallejo Model Color 70899 50 Dark Prussia Blue dry brush over saddle cloth and portmanteau
Vallejo Model Color 70909 28 Vermillion = vandyking (wolves’ teeth), lining to cuirass, plume 
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Brown dry brush
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Humbrol Acrylic 34 Matt White = belt
Vallejo Model Color 70987 111 Medium Grey = greatcoat
Vallejo Model Color 70801 174 Brass = shoulder straps to cuirass, buckles
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Vallejo Model Color 70863 179 Gunmetal Grey = spurs
Vallejo Model Color 70886 101 Green Grey = bandage
Vallejo Model Color 70941 148 Burnt Umber = peak
Vallejo Model Color 70909 28 Vermillion = collar, cap
Vallejo Model Color 70801 174 Brass = fittings to Hungarian harness, scabbard fittings
Vallejo Model Color 70998 175 Bronze = comb, edge to peak, chinscales
Vallejo Model Color 70971 106 Green Grey = gauntlets
Vallejo Model Color 70950 169 Black = reins
The cloak was best assembled by fixing the right side to the cuirass, then the left side, followed by the cape section. This was all done before the glue set, to ensure each part was correctly positioned to each other. I could then add the rider’s head. The reins were cut from strips of foil and fixed with cyanoacrylate before painting. I chose a marble base and glued Gaugemaster static grass to it with PVA before adding the figures.
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Thanks for your interest.

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