Monday, June 25, 2018

Marshal Ney Reports to Camp

Marshal Ney has reported to camp in his new uniform and mount.  Because he is the highest ranking soldier in camp, he has been named the new camp commander. 

FN/354 MARSHAL NEY with riding coat worn over his shoulders
On Approp. Horse FNH/10

Facing left (before refurbishing)

Facing left (After refurbishing)

The Marshal's uniform and horse is based upon the uniform and horse shown above in the painting of  Marshal Ney by Jan van Chelminski  (1851 - 1925).

From slightly above

Facing right

From the rear

For additional "before" photos, to see what the figure looked like before it was stripped of paint and varnish and then primed and repainted, see this blog post.    Note:  "The Bravest of the Brave" still needs his coat of varnish (to withstand even the coldest of Russian winters).


  1. Great job, he looks so majestic!

  2. Excellent brushwork there Captain! What paints are you using and do you varnish your finished figures?

    Kind regards, Dave

    1. Thank you. I will be varnishing him. It will be a gloss varnish (these are “vintage figures, after all, and we want them to look authentic). I am using acrylic paints. I will do a post about my paints in the not too distant future. Thank you for the question.

  3. Meant to say will you be using gloss or matt varnish?

    1. Gloss acrylic varnish. You can see an example of a gloss varnish (first coat) on my Prussian Jägers in a prior post.

  4. He is excellent, CN! I particularly like his natty blue coat.
    All the best

  5. He looks fabulous and suitably refreshed!
    It's a fine figure of Ney and you have him looking great.