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Hussar 5th regiment 54mm

Discussion in 'Brutal Honesty - Critique Center' started by gazer, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. gazer Active Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Hello guys

    I open a new thread instead of resurrecting 54mm 5th hussar regiment.

    It's a metal figure I found many years ago in a flea market in Tel Aviv. Had no box or even a bag. I Did not recognize the manufacturer. It was primed and then sat in my GA for about 12 years. It now has a face:

    Please share your thoughts and tips

    Benny

    16 02 2020A.jpg
    16 02 2020B.jpg 16 02 2020C.jpg 16 02 2020D.jpg 16 02 2020E.jpg
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  2. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    What nationality is your figure? Am guessing Prussian or Austrian, Seven Years War period?
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  3. gazer Active Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Prussian, 1758, 5th hussar regiment, but I guess it can be painted in other regiment's colors as well
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  4. Tom W. Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    I think it´s from Franklin Mint,perhaps.On the underside of the groundwork must stand the regimental title.On the mirliton,there must be a deathhead with crossed bones for the fifth regiment "Von Ruesch".
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  5. Richard Baxter Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    What is the badge on the sabretache, can't quite make it out on the photo? Can see a crown but not what's beneath it.
  6. gazer Active Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Tom, thank you for the comment

    The regimental title in the bottom reads: "HUSAREN-REGIMENT FURST BLUCHER VON WAHLSTATT NR.5 1758".
    As discussed in the original thread from 2007 (see link in the first post of this thread), and according some reference I managed to gather, a mirliton with deadhead was worn by regular soldiers of the 5th. Officers and NCOs (my guy here is probably an NCO) had a cockade on their's

    Best,

    Benny
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  7. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Benny

    Nice find in the market ...considering the age a good natural pose ...will paint up well

    Good start on the face as well

    Are you filling in the hole on the pelisse at the sleeve top ?

    Look forward to seeing more on this

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  8. gazer Active Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Hey Richard

    I don't have the figure with me right now. Tried to manipulate the photo so it's clearer. If needed, I'll try to take a better picture of the sabretache in the evening

    sabretache.jpg
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  9. gazer Active Member

    Country:
    Israel
    As obvious as this blemish is, I did not notice it before taking those pictures... Yes, I will fill it in my next bench session which I hope will be in a much smaller interval than the previous one...

    Best,

    Benny
  10. blaster Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Benny,

    Nice looking model. If you are inclined, perhaps you may wish to increase the height of the mirliton which appears taller in on-line pictures of the period?

    Rgds Victor
  11. gazer Active Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Thank you Blaster,

    I quickly reviewed my humble Pinterest 5th Hussar picture collection (https://www.pinterest.com/bennygazer/5th-prussian-hussar-regiment/), and I see now what you are talking about.
    Unfortunately, when I consider the limits of my time and skills, I think I will keep the mirliton as is :)

    Cheers,

    Benny
  12. Warren SMITH PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Australia
    Hows the figure coming along... be great to see him finished..
  13. gazer Active Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Just retouched the face and hair a bit. The Corona is not good for my hobby - I am a surgeon, so no work from home for me, plus have 3 little kids who are out of kindergarten due to the healthcare new regulations and totally exhaust my wife... You can imagine that when I come back home from work, I don't even dare ask my wife for some bench time.
    In the little bench time I can steal here and there, I work on finishing touches to my 28mm Dominique Jean Larrey.
    Anyway, enough with my rants, here is a picture:
    21 02 2020.jpg
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  14. gazer Active Member

    Country:
    Israel
    I was thinking about my last post on this thread and realized my lack of sensitivity.
    I have problems of "lucky people" - my family is healthy, and I am not forced to stay out of my workplace.
    My thoughts for PF members in other countries who suffer heavy case loads and mortality from this outbreak (like Italy and Spain, but also others) - hope everything will improve soon.
    Keep safe!
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  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Benny. Glad to see you managed a little bench time. I applaud the health care workers and their families across the world. You and your family stay safe.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  16. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Those Franklin Mint figures were very nicely done. I've got a few in my collection, too. I'm eager to follow your progress on this one.

    Prost!
    Brad

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