French Guard Dragoon a' Cheval Office
Assembled, Painted & Reviewed
by Andrew Judson
This is my second attempt at a Napoleonic figure, and it is mounted!
Historex's 54mm French Dragoon a' Cheval Office was one of the most involved figure models that I have had the pleasure to build. I must admit that, for a plastic kit, the figure was a very high standard.
For a plastic figure kit there were a lot of parts - 58 to be exact. The rider comprised of 27 parts ranging from the basic body parts down to individual uniform decorations and straps.
There was a little cleaning-up involved, but the pieces went together well. The only trouble I had was a couple of parts that needed trimming and reshaping to sit correctly.
The horse consists of 31 parts. Eight parts are the horse itself and the rest is saddle, straps and other bits of equipment. All went together very well.
The instructions were a little vague but the box photo was very helpful. Paints used were Valejo, Gunze and Testor.
I really enjoyed building and painting this figure set and highly recommend it to figure enthusiasts. A good challenge!
Thanks to Squadron.com for the review sample
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