Here's my latest original. The inspiration for this subject came from Osprey's "The American War 1812-14" plate B-1. I chose this one because of the "unusual" colors for his uniform. One associates the American army, of this period, with the color blue. But there were a variety of uniform colors to be seen in the forts and fields, such as whites, greys, tans, browns and greens.
This soldier is from the 16th Regiment of Infantry were issued a black coatee in typical cut for infantry of the period. I wasn't sure about the green trousers as I could not find more documentation to support the illustration. The unuasual colors is what drew to the subject anyway so I went and painted it likewise.
The head is from Hornet and the musket is a Shenandoah conversion. Everything painted with acrylics.
Sorry for the poor pics. "Black" is a unforgiving color.
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