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Hat Austrian Grenadiers

Waiting from my first sets to come, i got back in time when i was only painting, and i enjoyed this time. Now something about this set: it is definitively not the HAT standard. I believe is made for fast painters, probably very easy with black priming, but not very fancy for detail painters, the undercuts fillings are really taking away a lot of details, like in the shoulders where the greatcoat is, and the flesh very difficult to take away so i gave up and painted them with it on.

I think i did my best and after all the effect is no too bad, Hat forgiven though .......

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HAT Saxon Grenadiers

Bach from holidays took out from the bench these Hat test shots which were laying there from ages, i enjoyed painting again after months of sculpting, i think despite the bold appearance, these miniatures are nice to paint; i had particularly fun in painting the white uniforms trying to difference the shades of the different clothes and to weather them as in campaign..... it must have been a nightmare to keep clean and tidy white uniforms in that time, i not envy them! 

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Austrian Jagers Conversion

I finally made a long time desired conversion: The "Grey Devils", one of the best light infantry units of the Napoleonic Era, about them General de Ligne wrote: "You should not tell a recruit: 'I will make you into a jager !' You must instead take them from the forests. They know how to perch on a rock, how to conceal themselves in one of those fissures which open in the ground after a great drought, or hide behind a mighty oak. They make their way slowly and softly, so as not to make any sound, and in a such a way they can creep up on a post and take it by surprise, or shoot down the enemy generals." The conversion went more simple than thought, with Hat Austrian Line Infantry,  cutting the shako and adding a paper brim which upturn on the left side. The powder horn and the ramrod of the rifle, optionally shorten the rifle  and add its belt. 



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