Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Swedish Interwar Cavalry Officer



Here comes some pictures of the painted interwar Mounted Swedish Officer I converted the other day.

As I did my military service in the Cavalry at the Mounted Lifeguards/K1 I painted him up in the older uniform model/ä that still are in use by the Mounted Lifguards during parades and the Change of the guards at Stockholm Palace.

 







The "Blue Prince" Prince Carl in Uniform Model/ä Painted by Anders Zorn 1898

Mounted Lifguards at Stockholm Palace in the full Parade Uniform of the Model/ä added "tassels";)



20 comments:

  1. Sweet!
    We likes it...
    Likes it we do...

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  2. A great little conversion Michael - top job Sir.

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  3. Great painting and an inspirational conversion! Thanks for the background on the uniform.

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  4. You nailed it Michael, beautiful job.

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  5. Nice! In particullar I like how you managed to get the rider's pose to look natural on the horse and in tune with its movement.

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  6. Very well done Michael. I like it!

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  7. Is that painting really by Zorn? I didn't know he painted anyone with their cloth on.

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  8. Thank you very much !!!!

    Yes painting by Zorn. But I supouse you have googled for him and his other more famouse work...

    https://www.google.se/search?q=anders+zorn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=6J7dUYuyIKep4gSLl4BY&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1517&bih=741

    Watch out for the Swedish sin...

    Best regards Michael

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  9. The officer turned out great!! can see that the hourse is from perry miniatures ;)

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  10. Fantastic work sir!
    I was looking at that painting when reseaching uniforms yesterday- what a small world...

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  11. Glad you liked it !

    Yes hores from a perry plastic napoleonic kit.

    Best regards Michael

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  12. Michael
    What uniform would the Lifeguard have worn for active service in the 1930s and would they have worn a variety of uniforms like the infantry did?
    cheers
    Alan

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    1. Good question Alan.

      Indeed they would, I have seen several pictures from 1928/29 and they have a mix of uniforms as the infantry, using all different head gears that Björn have on his Ådalen minis, but it seems like the soldiers in at least each squad have the same...but not the officers that can have another one;)

      In all pictures they seem to have riding boots, even the ones unsing Bicycles:)

      best regards Michael

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  13. Any chance of posting some piccies Michael?
    Do tell us more re the bicycles- did the Lifeguard have a bicycle section or was this just to ride around barracks? Finally when was sword drill abolished as a training for war- would they have been prepared to charge with drawn swords in the 1920s and 30s.
    Cheers
    Alan

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  14. He turned out great, excellent work!

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