Saturday 10 November 2007

SYW Prussian Hussar 2 - Regiment No. 7 the Yellow Hussars in colour

SYW Prussian Hussar 2 - Regiment No. 7 the Yellow Hussars

This is a commoner variant of the Prussian hussar uniform with the mirliton cap rather than the fur cap.

Differences from the uniform of the 2nd include: black mirliton with white braid and lace, a yellow dolman, black fur on the pelisse, blue sabretache and yellow edge to the shabraque. Lacing is simpler and there is less of it - 12 rows on the dolman and pelisse rather than 18 and there is no frame around the lace on the dolman or pelisse.

Again, the template can be found here:

Wednesday 7 November 2007

SYW Prussian Hussar - Regiment No. 2 Von Zieten in colour

SYW Prussian Hussar - Regiment No. 2 Von Zieten

It's finished at last and I'm very relieved. The template is around twice the usual size, at 2000 pixels high, so that details of this complex uniform are not lost when converting the image to PNG from the original vector file.

From head to feet the colours of this uniform are: light brown fur cap, red bag, white cords; red dolman, white lace, white metal buttons, blue collar and cuffs, brown leather reinforcing patch on elbow; blue pelisse, white lace, white metal buttons, white fur trim; girdle mixed blue and white; breeches buff leather with blue over stocking with white edge; black boots. Sabretache red with white FR cipher and crown, white lace, brown leather base and straps. The shabraque was blue with red edging and white lace between.

Created in 1730, HR2 was at Prague, Kolin, Breslau, Leuthen, Zorndorf, Hochkirch, Kay, Kunersdorf, Liegnitz and Torgau.

N.B. Unfortunately uploading the 47k 256 colour PNG image results in a 550k 16.7m colour image on the blog - another instance of some bizarre conversion that takes place with files over a certain size when they are uploaded here. I don't know how to resolve this, except perhaps to host the actual hussar file somewhere else and put a link to it in this blog. Very, very annoying!


Monday 5 November 2007

Final new hussar preview

Well, it's been quite a slog but it's nearly finished - here is the final preview of the new hussar template, shown here as Prussian Regiment No.2 Von Zieten. As you can see, all that need to be done now are the sabretache straps and the fiddly hanging braid on the fur cap. This template will form the basis of a number of hussar variants but the devil is in the detail with hussar uniforms so it will not be as easy creating each variant as it is for most infantry uniforms.