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Author Topic: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI  (Read 6233 times)

Offline Pan Marek

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2021, 05:07:34 PM »
Nein.  Die Soldaten auf dem Foto sind Jäger!

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2021, 07:35:40 AM »
Cool Hussen Jegers.
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Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2021, 12:03:24 PM »
Nein.  Die Soldaten auf dem Foto sind Jäger!

Hesse Cassel, Hesse Hanau, Brunswick or Anspach-Bayreuth?

Or "all of the above"?
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Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #63 on: May 24, 2021, 10:32:55 PM »
Hello, folks.  Been slowly working on the project but have been caught up with finishing and defending my dissertation.  Now that's out of the way, I should be able to speed things up.

Recently, however, I was able to finish my jaeger.  I got quite tired of painting the dark uniforms by the end, but they look all right now they're done.



Also got some more small scenery done.


And some big scenery in the works.


Best to all.
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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #64 on: May 25, 2021, 12:48:59 AM »
Looking good!
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Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #65 on: May 25, 2021, 01:57:32 AM »
They look great! and like they are up to no good.  :D

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #66 on: May 25, 2021, 04:45:01 PM »
Nice work on those Jaegers.  Especially like the small tree on the one fella's base...
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Offline Ceeteegee

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #67 on: May 26, 2021, 08:43:24 PM »
Those are very nice. I do like that Perry's officer.  My Jaegers are accompanied by newly liberated livestock.

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2021, 11:40:25 PM »
Those are very nice. I do like that Perry's officer.  My Jaegers are accompanied by newly liberated livestock.
Just doing what Jaegers do.  lol

Offline Mad Doc Morris

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #69 on: May 27, 2021, 03:52:24 PM »
Visited your thread several times yet failed to leave a comment. That's a real no-go, the more since I've drawn quite a lot of inspiration from your project. I'm particularly impressed by your focus on local history and your attention to terrain. So, many thanks for sharing! :)

Offline Gangleri

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #70 on: June 22, 2021, 10:48:55 PM »
Hello, all.

Another update, long in progress. A detachment of fusiliers from the Regiment von Ditfurth.  As far as I could reconstruct they were on garrison duty, etc. in the New York area and would have been engaged in the kind of conflicts I am interested in.



Some conversion work was necessary to represent the gaiters and also the ties on the turnbacks (not visible in these pictures).  All of them are uniform as Hessian garrison units were generally under strict orders from the Princes not to permit variation in the uniform.  Since I am not using standards for most of my units, I turned the color-bearers in the Perry command pack into fusiliers with muskets taken from spare arms in the plastic sets.  Normally they wore the leather sheaths for the colors wrapped around their shoulders.  However, they will pass for greatcoats worn in the same way; I believe Hessian regiments permitted use of greatcoats for sentries in the colder months.



Drummer with the Hessian lion.

This was the first time in years I have batch-painting anything, and it was a slog.

Visited your thread several times yet failed to leave a comment. That's a real no-go, the more since I've drawn quite a lot of inspiration from your project. I'm particularly impressed by your focus on local history and your attention to terrain. So, many thanks for sharing! :)

Very pleased to read you have enjoyed it and gotten something out of it.  I will try to keep adding local touches throughout the project.

Best to all.

Offline Cat

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #71 on: June 23, 2021, 12:11:04 AM »
Ooh, a very handsome lot of von Ditfurthers!

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #72 on: June 23, 2021, 05:31:06 AM »
They are one colorful looking unit.  :D

Offline Ceeteegee

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #73 on: June 23, 2021, 09:48:33 PM »
Lovely work there. The use of the colour bearers turns the command pack into something very useful for those of us who favour small scale actions. 

Offline CapnJim

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Re: Skinners and Cowboys - Westchester in the AWI
« Reply #74 on: June 23, 2021, 11:02:16 PM »
Lovely Hessians.  Just dandy.   :)

When I pronounce that in my head, I always do it like Gen. Mercer does in the movie The Crossing.  He almost hisses the ss's in Hessian... 

 

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