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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Strelets 1/72 Saxon Guarde du Corps & Rusian Ulans

I just finished my first Napoleonic figures ever. I decided to try plastic this time and chose Strelets 1/72 scale. I picked three groups: Saxon Guarde du Corps, Rusian Ulans, and Russian Mounted Jaegers. I found out painting plastic is way different than painting metal. Even after washing the figures well, my first attempt at priming flaked right off. I then purchased a can of plastic primer and used it with les than satisfactory results. I finally dipped the figures in Rustoleum Spar Varnish. I was then able to paint them with acrylics and apply a final coat of varnish. The paint job is holding up now pretty well.  Here are the Uhlans:





And here are the Saxons:









And here is the battle






 





I haven't finished the Mounted Jaegers yet, but here are the horses. I am taking a break to finish another 1:1200 Langton ship.





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