This was a fun project to do...Painting lace on the officer's jacket and kepi, not so much. I have to admit, Zouaves are a favorite subject of mine, but the drummer's uniform had me scratching my head. Photographic evidence suggest a different shade of cuff from that of enlisted men, so I had to assume they're red...What other color could it be that would compliment the uniform? I really don't like guessing a feature, on a subject I should be fairly familiar with. Just have to base it on conjecture. Other than that minute detail, I was honored to donate this piece to a great cause. A big thanks to Gary Dombrowski for his help with research.
I live in the small town of Bath, Michigan with my wife and children.
I have been modeling figures for 25 plus years. Since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated by military uniforms of the past and soldier material culture. This then led me to express my interest through modeling figures from many time periods and scales.