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Review 17th Lt Dragoon 1777 from Ellie's Miniatures

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Nap, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. Old Pete Active Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Sorry I knew it was Kevin,must be getting old:D
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  2. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Hi Kevin.
    Can I please ask you for a point of clarification on the helmet of this regiment.
    With Ian's info with the figure it says that the band around the base of the helmet is brown fur. The reenacters and paintings show a red material.
    Do you have a view on what it should be Mate?
    Cheers for any help you can offer.
    Keith
  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Keith

    No disrespect to Ian and of course nothing to say an officer had his helmet adapted with brown fur ( perhaps he shot the bear) but I will say the red turban band is definately the way to go

    Another point there are variations on the helmet , some all brass some with bands only

    I did a red turban with bands

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/17th-light-dragoon-officer-from-ellies-miniatures.76753/


    Geoff Charman did an all brass helmet with brown turban

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/17th-light-dragoons-1777.81904/


    image.jpeg image.jpeg

    This is a reenactors coat image.jpeg

    This is the picture by Gatta showing the green coat image.jpeg

    And this is a reenactor in it image.jpeg


    Nap
  4. Wings5797 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Many thanks Mate,
    I had forgotten about your superb completed version.
    There is so much on there that is giving a real life took to it. Not least the brush work on his turban in red velvet.
    As always you have all the detail I was looking for and a whole stack of more that you know I will need as I progress.
    Kindest regards and ta,
    Keith
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  5. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The addition of fur was a peculiarity only used in North America at this time, apparently. Sometimes it was brown or black fur, some had white sheepskin, others kept the red turban - down to the individual it would seem so, plenty of choice there..(y)
  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Indeed Steve ..... As with soldiers.... always like to individualise things !

    Really fancy that green coat

    Nap
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  7. Barrie Harris Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Ian & Ellie ,
    Ellie give your self pat on the back ,job well done . As with all Ian' s busts good subject , to keep the collection going .
    Will paint up really well , colourful uniform and head gear .
    Merry Christmas to you both , see you 2017.
    Barrie (Newbee).
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  8. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Kev - just a thought that if you go for the green coat option, you'll have to lose the turnbacks and all that lovely lace........;)
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  9. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    C'est La Vie Steve ...love grinding !

    It is a very plain coat No lapels as you say a cuff with buttons ...quite civilian in look .

    Nap
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  10. valiant A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think I would have acquired a green coat if Id have been there - nothing more noticeable than prancing about on a horse in a HiVis red coat, with all that glitter and tinsel adornment!(y)
    Wings5797 and napoleonpeart like this.

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