Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Thursday, 29 November 2012

16 Regiments of Those Boys In Blue

Before posting out the eight regiments I sold on -bay I was able to finish up the other eight for a group shot. I think the second lot in fact are better that the first lot and my confidence with the flags has grown to a point I was really comfortable and dare I say it enjoyed the process.


That's 384 figures painted in two long painting sessions plus basing time that is done over a couple of days. All in all a rather fast output. Napoleonic's take a fair bit longer as they are more involved put then again I like the result more so it's worth the extra time. At least now I know I could paint up a ACW force if required to do so.
 


Well that's the lot till next year. The proceeds from the two e-bay sales are being put to the kids Christmas presents so I got a bit extra buzz from painting them up. The last two brigades are on e-bay as I type and I expect them to go again as both have a fair few watchers.
 
 
Here is the third group of four units again showing the front and back of the uniforms. These are easy to do as I only had the one strap to paint and that was the water canteen.
 
Number four all with colours flying. I hope these get some play from who ever buys them, I wonder if they will keep them bases as I have done them or change to their own style?
 
Here is a close up of one of the fourth divisions units. Shame the sun bleaches the figures a bit but you get the idea. Again this is the system that Dr Mike uses with more detail added which adds more time to the whole process but is well worth it in my mind.

14 comments:

  1. Very nice! They look great all ranked-up. I'm sure you'll do well with them.

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  2. 384 figures painted over two days absolutely boggles my 28mm mind,,,,

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  3. Great looking figures! They should make a fair price on ebay! The kids will be pleased!

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  4. impressive mass effect and beautiful painting

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  5. Nice work Ian. Shame you had to sell them

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  6. Really nice, don't think I could face 6mm even with those plain uniforms

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  7. Just smashing Ian. That's a lot of figures to do in such a short time. And the money for the kids Christmas I know must be a relief to you and your family.

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  8. 384 over 2 days.. wow.. and I was happy with 100 28mm scale over 2 days.. Great job, and I hope you get a good amount for them as well!

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  9. @ Curt, many thanks, hope so.

    @ Jonathan, yes just not realistic in any larger scale.

    @Ray, the great thing about our kids is that they usually are, still so young you see......

    @ Spock, thanks, it was the effect of them all that I wanted o get across.

    @ Fran, Thanks

    @ Phil, well that was always the intent so I had no issues here.

    @ Impcommander, well I hope someone does, I have not checked this last two days to see if I have a bite.

    @ Phyllion, it's a good unit to try 6mm on, once youhad done them nd found how easy hey can be then you could try the harder stuff.

    @ Anne, yes it was something like this or go on the streets for a few nights ;-)

    @ Lee, 100 28mm are much more a acomplishment that that many 6mm, I remember the posts you did, I was vry impressed

    Ian

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  10. Nice job! Are these based 40x20mm?

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  11. @ Prufrock, these are based on 30x6o which I think are Volly and Bayonet and the Baccus rules. I just based them to the same as my Naps (though th Naps infantry are now on 60x60)

    Ian

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