Another of my conversions for the Crimean War S range series.
I had always fancied some Sardinians to compliment my allied army and the original S range figures listed in their catalogue seem illusive, assuming they were ever produced. So I set about creating some conversions.
This is my attempt at a Sardinian Provisional Cavalryman.
It is basically the French Chasseurs a Cheval figure with a large (and long) horse hair plume added. The Sardinian cavalry seem to have worn trousers. I just painted over the boots and it sort of works, but I should have filed the boot tops away.
The figure is painted as a trooper of the 2nd Squadron of the Sardinian Provisional Cavalry (Aosta). The Provisional Cavalry squadrons have different coloured kepis. For more information see http://www.ottoman-uniforms.com (Crimean War Sardinian Army).
This figure is available from John Cunningham as part of his Crimean War Range.