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Polish Light Horse Lances
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 07:26 PM UTC
Hey guys,

I just got SOL's 120mm Polish Light Horse Lancer mounted figure (my first fig with a horse). Does anyone have any good references on the uniform? The box art is quite small.

Kenny
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Posted: Thursday, August 03, 2006 - 07:59 PM UTC
Here is a great site for uniform reference.

There is a text write-up under France - Imperial Guard - 1st Light Horse.

http://www.histofig.com/history/empire/index.html

http://www.histofig.com/history/empire/uniformes/france/francegarde_09.jpg

http://www.histofig.com/history/empire/uniformes/france/francegarde_12.jpg

GB
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 06:05 AM UTC
There's a couple ways to paint that one, I decided to paint mine blue and scarlet, I do believe the boxart is white with scarlet. Here's a pic of mine



pic is not the greatest

the above references are very good.

Cheers

Ray
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 10:52 AM UTC
The SOL lancer isn't a bad kit - but does have a few innaccuracies, mainly because they cloned parts from a couple of other kits. The main things are the additional lace on the front of he Kurtka (tunic) and the second eppaulette. These are for a general officer and not for a lancer! I removed these with a scalpel and dremel.

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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 11:16 AM UTC
Right, only the Colonel or Colonel-Major would have the fringed epaulettes on both shoulders. The other problem would be that the aiguillette should be on the left side. It was on the right side prior to adopting the lance in 1809. The white kurtka shown on the box art was a special occasion full dress uniform accompanied by crimson trousers with silver lace.

GB
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 02:05 PM UTC

Quoted Text

The other problem would be that the aiguillette should be on the left side. GB



That was too hard to change & re-model for me, removing the left-hand eppaulette was easy!
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Posted: Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 08:22 PM UTC
Please see these links too.
link 1
link 2

best regards
#027
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Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 01:43 AM UTC
Thanks guys.