Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Sunday, 27 March 2016

Prussian Seven Years War Test Figure

I bet I am not on my own in not painting anything post challenge, well that is until today. However I have spent a fair bit of time cleaning up figures for the new project, that being the Seven Tears War. I have four infantry battalions and one Hussar all awaiting paint and so thought it might be a good idea to paint up one figure before launching into 18 figure battalions.

These are Old Glory 15mm as supplied by Timecast rather than the Blue Moon supplied by the UK Old Glory. Confused? then your not on your own LOL. The infantry are really nice and mostly clean castings requiring less prep than some. The cavalry though have very nice riders but the mounts of both the Hussars and the generals are less than impressive. So much so I will probably shop around for better models for my cavalry.

The first regiment will be Regiment Number 1 Winterfeldt that had two battalions, both of which have been started with the base uniform colour.

Overall I am pleased with the result whilst Cath thinks it's a bit dark. So what do you think? Should I add another brighter highlight after inking or stick with just the touch up of Prussian Blue I have added post inking here?



7 comments:

  1. To be 15mm is painted with 28mm detail
    I paint lighter colours on the parts of the figure that you can see from above and at a distance (gaming table) in order to provide more volumen
    I'd try a third light on the shoulders and top of the right arm

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    1. I reckon this suggestion by Anibal Invictus is a worth a try. I'll give it a go myself when next I paint 15mils.

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    2. Great advice, I will give this ago, getting near to finishing the base layers ready for the ink

      ian

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  2. That's an impressive return to the brushes, especially given that it is 15mm!

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    1. Thanks Michael, it's been a bit of a Marathon for the other 35 figures, lots of white that just makes the figures look bad until the other colours are added and some of the white is covered over.

      Ian

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  3. One of Old Glory 15s best lines. I have a whole bunch and I too took a week off from painting.

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    1. I am not surprised you took a week off. Possibly to grow back your fingers ;-)

      I am hoping to get these finished in the next week or so

      Ian

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