Monday, August 4, 2008

Elite Gendarmes, 1814

Here's my latest original, a Napoleonic cavalryman from the Elite Gendarmes a' cheval. The pose is similiar to the American dragoon I built recently
but I could find no other that would suit this fellow.
So I changed it a bit and had his free hand tucked into his coat tail pocket. I think this added to his jaunty stance.

The head is from Hornet and the body built up with Aves. Kneadatite was used for the buttons and cords. The saber and scabbard are from thick plastic card which, btw, took FOREVER to shave down! For swords, I like to use thicker card. The more dense the plastic the more durable the piece to work with.

All painted with acrylics.

Sorry for the poor pics.


Robert Jan said...


Sculpting and paintwork are superb!
i like the hand in his pocket, it is a nice touch you dont see much on miniatures.

all the best,

Robert Jan

Jason said...

Robert Jan,

Thanks, I appreciate the kind words.


Gary Dombrowski said...

Great job Jason. I like the left hand in the pocket. ~Gary

Jason said...

Thanks Gary. I wanted something a little different than the usual Detaille or Troiani pose.

WendyRaf said...

He came out great Jason. I really like the pose you gave him. (Sorry I'm a little late to the party.) Can't wait for Chicago! :)

Jason said...

Thanks Wendy! Can't wait for Chi-Town too.