When the 'Turnip28" subculture started off over a year ago, I thought it was interesting and quirky and I was strangely drawn to it. At the time, I was working on the printed Prussian Reserve prototypes for Wargames Atlantic and had an extra body, which I 'turniped up' by adding a sallet I had printed a couple years ago and never used. I also gave him a raggedy cape and some greenstuff root veggies, and let the project sit on the backburner for while.
First up was a unit of 'Fodder', as the name implies, a large unit of not so great troops. Truth told, none of the units in the game are great... they're all sort of pathetic.
I really wanted to make some cavalry, so I set the Fodder aside and started messing around with some Perry Napoleonic Hussars for a unit of "Bastards". I wanted lancers, but I was smitten with some hussar busby knight torsos that were available for 3D printing, so I ended up with a weird knight/lancer'hussar hybrid. I ended up buying my resin 3D printer just because I liked the Turnip28 stuff being designed so much. The Bastards ended up being my first painted unit.
I also decided I had better make some proper Hussars, at least in terms of being armed with a sword.
The banner bearer and leader was made a while after the others. The fact that the unit leader didn't have a horse with the officer shabrak bothered me quite a bit (silly, considering the nature of this army) so made a new rider and horse and switched some riders around.
I knocked out a banner in Photoshop- David's famous portrait of Napoleon, but replaced with the Empress Parsnip, who had become the leader as I developed the story of the regiment.
A little scenic item, a group of Hussars playing a game of "Tickle the Turnip". The hovels in the background are 3D printed from Infinite Dimensions designs. The poor soul is a Reaper mini, with a greenstuff turnip on his noggin.