Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Highlander delayed, sadly...

I had hoped to finish the (first or possibly only) highlander and post him this week but too much is happening, I'm afraid, so it will be next week that he appears. Doing the tartan pattern on the kilt is going to be really entertaining (not)! I'll probably do him with the cut-down kilt worn on campaign and not have all that tartan drapery attached to the left shoulder that so many prints show. Otherwise I think instant insanity would follow from trying to draw the tartan round all the curves involved. Or should I simply draw the shape of the kilt and leave the tartan out entirely? That way, it would be done far more quickly and people could then have the fun of drawing their own tartan from scratch. :-) I'll be interested to see if I get any responses to that question!

I had also thought of doing 3 variants: 1) A highlander of the 78th Fraser's Highlanders and 2,3) a grenadier and private soldier of the 42nd Highlanders (with a much more complex uniform than the the 78th's). Any feelings on that? If I get no or little response, I'll probably just do the simpler 78th uniform. In fact, I think I'll post a poll on it! :-)

Monday, 6 August 2007

New Blog for Freistadt Tippelbruder

I've decided it's probably best to separate the templates from the politics and goings-on with Tippelbruder; it's here: I don't want to confuse my visitors here too much!

Sunday, 5 August 2007

Saxon Grenadier of the Leibgrenadier-Garde Early SYW Uniform

And here is the early version of the Leibgrenadier-Garde uniform, with the extra lace on the lapels and cuffs, as shown in e.g. Pengel and Hurt. The style of the waistcoat is unclear so I have kept the more complex lapelled waistcoat as on the other templates. If anyone has evidence to the contrary, please let me know!

Saxon Grenadier of the Leibgrenadier-Garde Late SYW Uniform

This is the first of 2 variants of the red Saxon Leibgrenadier-Garde uniform, after Wolfgang Friedrich, Die Uniformen der Kurfürstlich Sächsischen Armee 1683-1763 1998. It appears to be a much simplified version of the early uniform, which had much more lace. The early uniform will be the next template.