Sunday, February 11, 2018

Charge of the Zieten Hussars!


Lt. General Hans Joachim von Zieten leads the charge of the Zieten Hussars.
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PRUSSIA FOREVER!

I thought that I would arrange a photo shoot of some of my Minden Prussian hussars to see what they would look like as a wall of snarling charging horseflesh. The Hans von Zeiten personality figure is heroically leading the charge. Austrians beware!
Three squadrons of 12 figures charge: the Zieten Hussars (HR2) in blue and the infamous Black Hussars (von Reusch) HR5/



A ground level view of the charge. I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of this one.

This was a fun picture to set up and shoot. I had this image in my mind for a little while now and wanted to put it into practice. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment in the comment box below.



17 comments:

  1. They all look magnificent. Great clarity in your photos. I think the top one would lend itself to photoshopping to make it seem real.
    Chris

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  2. Yes! I can almost hear the thundering of the hooves.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  3. These are really great photo's, Jim, as well as excellent figures. I also really like the action of the first photo.

    I'm sure you have said elsewhere, but did you paint the Background Boards? They are excellent.

    Best wishes, Rohan.

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  4. The background is from PECO model railroad scenery. It's about 24-inches wide.

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    1. Thanks, Jim. I have just found an Australian outlet, and ordered some of these. They appear to be the only ones without "modern bits". Cheers, Rohan.

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  5. A most colorful, impressive and beautiful cavalry...and scenery!

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  6. Scheessck! If I was Austrian, I would want Kuirassiers to face off that lot!

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  7. Now these are absolute crackers Jim. Sensational looking figures and so expertly painted.

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