I was quite tickled by myself when I thought of this title haha.
I picked up some Vostroyans a while back and I’d been quite stumped on how to paint them. Then, through listening to Dan Carlin’s brilliant “hardcore histories” podcast, I heard about the Erstes Leib-Husaren-Regiment (1st life Hussar regiment).
THEN I FOUND THIS GUY
August Von Mackensen
What a dude huh? August fought in the Franco-Prussian War and World War 1 and lived to the ripe old age of 95. He was 65 when WW1 started.
August Von Mackensen could have been the first Vostroyan ever haha. You guys should definitely read all about August and his Hussars. Brilliant stuff.
Our very own Marvin did a lovely post FIVE YEARS AGO, as I found out when looking up miniatures of the hussars. See here – https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/erstes-leib-husaren-regiment-nappy-cavalry-project-set-4/
So I finally had a colour scheme for the Vostroyans and thought I’d test the idea out on one with the aim of making him look as close to the real August as I could.
I’m pretty happy with the result but I’d like to hear what you think. The feathers on the hat look a bit odd but the actual sculpt was kind of worn down or snot quite right in that spot. The back of the feathers look better.
I also added the skull or Totenkopf.
As I’m pretty happy with the colour scheme I’ll paint the rest up over the next week or two (in between building Zulus) So, in actually fact, he’s not the Last Hussar, just one of them haha.