Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Brunswick Grenadier~Regiment Von Riedesel

I've been a figure modeling fool this past month! Completing three figures in a little under six weeks.

First off is a Grenadier from the Brunswick Regiment Von Riedesel. This figure was a bear to do. I originally was going to paint the mitre cap plate a brass color, using the Trioani study as a guide. Having a feeling his illustration of the mitre cap was to show "sheen", I decided to use all possible resources. Further research led me to the "Perry Minature's" website and the description for the Von Riedesel mitre plate was similiar to the Regiment Prinz Friedrich-white metal plate with yellow bag and white tape. It was interesting to find that the Brunswick Grenadier plates were all stamped the same according to it's principality. With the cipher of Carl I, Duke of Brunswick and the running or leaping horse being a dominate feature. I would have liked to find a period illustration of these German soldiers ticking overalls (painting this figure's overalls took over six hours!), but one has to be content with contemporary images and period descriptions.

The head is from Hornet's 1/32 scale heads. The Musket is a Shenandoah coversion.


Gary Dombrowski said...

Jason, It pays to stay up late. AWESOME! The animation on that figure is top shelf. I wish I'd been more help on this, although I think for this regiemt you did as much research as could be done. Beautiful figure. ~Gary

Jason said...

Thanks! No sweat on the help. I'm just glad it's finished.
I may avoid painting ticking/stripes for awhile.

WendyRaf said...

I didn't mention this at the show, but the stripes are absolutely perfect!