Thursday, 19 May 2016

WW1 Bengal Lancers 1.

The Perry Sudan range comes in very handy for minor conversion work. Here we have the test piece of a Sowar of the 7th Hariana Lancers. Ten of these are set to ride out in Mesopotamia against the Ottoman Turks. There is a little greenstuff on the chest of this Sudan 1880s Bengal Lancer to give the suggestion of the 1903 Bandolier. The paint scheme is a generic Indian khaki but the pagri is painted up as the full dress example, just to give a khaki subject a little colour. Purists may moan, but I don't, nor does the chap who asked me to paint them! The horses for these ten lancers will be painted elsewhere.




8 comments:

Thomas Foolery said...

He looks great!

Ubique Matt said...

Beautiful paint job.

William Stewart said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Michael Awdry said...

Now doesn't he look utterly splendid.

Stefan (aka. Monty) said...

A really stunning paintjob, Mark.

Boggler said...

Splendid indeed!

Robert Herrick said...

Very nice work.

How fragile was the metal lance that came with, or is this a replacement?

Mark Hargreaves said...

Hi Robert, This is the original metal lance that is part of the casting. Like anything from white metal, this long and thin, it does bend but seems firm and stable to me.