Although it was a few weeks back that I first mentioned the British Dragoons I was working on, I've been beavering away to get them finished. Initially I showed you a few shots, in this post here, of my 3rd Dragoons. At the time I only had four more to finish to complete the unit. Well, as occasionally happens, I decided to stay on that painting roll and finish off my unit of the 4th Dragoons too.
So, my 3rd Dragoons are all from Front Rank, and are "at the charge". Now, I think the Front Rank miniatures are quite nice overall, I do think their heads are a bit too big. I always feel they're going to come loose and fall off, despite the riders being single piece casts.
Here's a shot of the "elements" that make these guys the "3rd Dragoons": blue facings (only the collars show on these models), gold lace (the collar lace matches the lace on the front of the jacket), and the III painted on the ends of the equipment roll seated on the back of the saddle. As an extra touch I added a gold detail to the edge of the blue saddle blankets.
And to keep things quite separate, my 4th Dragoons are all on standing horses with their swords shouldered.
The chap in the middle without a bicorne is the NCO, and to his left is the unit's standard bearer. I just have to track down the banners for the 3rd and 4th Dragoons and I'll be good to go.
The 4th Dragoons had green facings (again, only the collar shows), but their lace was silver. I used a series of greys to represent this, on the collar lace, jacket lace, and on the blue saddle blanket detail too. you will also notice an IV on the equipment roll behind the saddle.
I hope you like them : )
Next up, some work on a Thundertusk I think...