Saturday, May 20, 2017

Giant Commission -- Prussian Heavy Cavalry

Ah, heavy cavalry!  I always like to mount my heavy cavalry on darker horses to make them look more menacing.  Glenn has decided to add some more bases to these, so the Prussian army is not quite done, but it's very close.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Cuirassiers

Mr. Barton has sculpted these figures in their dark blue Litewka, which they would have worn in the field.  Only the officer is depicted in white coat.

1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Dragoons

The Dragoons wore a light blue Litewka, and sources depict that shade everything from a sky blue to a deep cornflower.  I settled for the middle ground, painting Delta's "Liberty Blue" over their "Blueberry."

I'm just waiting on a Eureka order, and I will paint up the rest of the cavalry.


  1. I really love that the Cuirassier Officer is in white and the rest are in blue litewkas. It's the perfect representation.
    Very majestic, and menacing.
    Paintjobs are perfect in every way.

    1. Thank you, sir! I look forward to adding to them.

  2. Very handsome, horsemen, Scott!

    "Liberty Blue" is a color I have not seen. I may look for it next time I visit the hobby store.

    1. I am not sure they make it any more. I bought this bottle about ten years ago, and it's just about gone.

      Of the current colors, it's closest to Cape Cod Blue.