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Sqn80 095 Officer German 1st. Garde Dragoons circa 1895 Kit80mm Models
All the figures are made from white metal and are available as unpainted kit, castings all with painting instructions and colour photo. They can also be supplied fully hand painted in matt.
The word dragoon originally meant mounted infantry, who were trained in horse riding as well as infantry fighting skills. However, usage altered over time and during the 18th century, dragoons evolved into conventional cavalry units. In most armies, "dragoons" came to signify ordinary medium cavalry.
Dragoon regiments were established in most European armies during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
The name is derived from a type of firearm, called a "dragon", which was a handgun version of a blunderbuss, carried by dragoons of the French Army.
The title has been retained in modern times by a number of armoured or ceremonial mounted regiments.
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All the figures shown here are made of quality white metal, and are available in kit form or fully painted in matt.The kits can easily assembled with epoxy resin adhesive, after first removing any seams from the castings with a small file or craft knife.Before painting, the assembled model should be undercoated a matt finished white paint is ideal. A painting guide in included with every kit, and the figure can be painted with any of the proprietary brands of model paint, according to your preference.
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