Horse marines! I just finished painting up this colorful fella, just in time for the Chicago show.
He's a French Hussar, part of a detachment sent to America during the Revolutionary War.
These were mostly German-speaking volunteers, raised by the ministry of the navy for service overseas. The 1st Legion was sent to the West Indies, the 2nd (Lauzen's) sent to the United States; the 3rd served in India. The hussars of the legions
wore sky-blue dolmans, yellow breeches and white braid.
Except for the head (Hornet) he's scratch-built. The sword is brass etched, one side had a blood groove which had to be filled in and then sanded. Painted in acrylics.