Friday, 23 July 2010

The Rumtopft Dragoons 2

An update on progress painting the Rumtopft Dragoon regiment. The main colors are blocked in. Next up is the finer detail of off-white crossbelts, gauntlets, buttons, trimming, etc. I'll add some red piping to the lapels and turnbacks to make it stand out a little more.


At the moment they're coming along nicely, although to my eye the regiment is looking more like a j├Ąger zu pferd or chevauleger regiment than one of dragoons. Maybe toward the Napoleonic era they'll undergo transformation into something of the kind. Those tricorns would be replaced by helmets. The tunic will change too. Hmm..! ;)

2 comments:

abdul666 said...

Because of the green coat? Well, French Dragoons were characterized by a green coat from the generalization of the uniform of Schomberg (ex-de Saxe) Dragoons to 1871...

A J said...

Oh yes, thanks for the reminder, Jean-Louis.