So much detail!Impressive.Magnificent.Thank you for lavishing the French Cavalry with so much love. They are on the table more than any other nation, and the most impressive part of the French Army.
My thoughts exactly, Glenn! Probably the only other cavalry I will lavish such attention on will be the Austrian hussars.
Gorgeous brush work! love the horses skin colors you used Scott, lovely!
Thanks, Phil! I tried a new color in this batch, and I like the result.
looks like to me, Scott, you mixed a drop or two of black with reddish brown colors for your red horses?...anyway..your French Cuirassiers look fantastic!cheers,
No, I tried Toffee Brown over an Autumn Brown base. The eagle bearer for the 7th regiment has a horse in those colors.
Splendid work! You paint details I can't even see.
I don't know about that, Jon. Your Napoleonics always look plenty sharp to me!
Scott, do you assemble horse and rider before or after you paint?
Always and in every scale. It makes painting go much easier, and it also helps keep riders from popping off horses after they're done.
No doubt all the hard work paid off Scott as the look brilliant!Christopher
Thanks, Christopher! I had a lot of practice on cuirassiers this year. I painted two regiments of Perry Miniatures in 28mm and three of Blue Moon in 18mm.
Lovely Scott, any tips on painting so many so well? And what paints did you use for the lighter chestnuts on your horses?
The biggest tip I have is to paint in quantity. That helps me, anyway. I can focus on one color at a time, and you would be surprised at how quickly you develop muscle memory for each part of the figure. By the time you're five or six figures in, your hands will almost make the brush stroke by themselves.Those lighter chesnuts are candy bar brown over cherry chocolate.
What company paints are the candy bar and cherry chocolate Scott?
Those are Delta Ceramcoat.
I just keep coming back here to look at them. They are so perfect in every respect. The details are amazing at this scale. There is not even one tiny mistake...unbelievable!
I am really glad you like them. Hopefully you'll get years of happy gaming out of them!
Looking great! Thanks for sharing and surely worth the effort!
I'm glad you enjoyed them!