After painting hundreds of 15mm ACW figures, I slowed down and painted 12 28mm cavalry. These Spanish cavalrymen are from Crusader. Bases are Litko, spears are North Star, and shields are hand painted.
I wanted lighter colors for my horses, but I may have overdone the highlight shade on some of these.
The Crusader figures were, as always, very nicely proportioned and easy to paint. The horses' manes kept the figures from seating properly, so I trimmed them with a pair of wire cutters.
I only painted two shades of flesh, a base color and a shading color. I may go back later and touch them up with a highlight. The horses all got three colors. The clothing and armor got two.
very cool dark lining on the shields.ReplyDelete
i hope everyone understands my english....
Impressive work as always - you can really crank them out too.
Could you please tell me how you seal your paint work - specifically, did you spray matte and then brush-on gloss for the metal part? Thanks, Dean
Great work, Scott. The shields are very well done - the designs really pull the unit together.ReplyDelete
terrific stuff mate..ReplyDelete
That's a fabuloous looking unit! I'll hold on to the link, I need to paint a unit like that.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the close-ups on the shields, these are very inspirational.ReplyDelete
12 28mm cavalry - that's how you "slow down"ReplyDelete
You're killing me!
The paint work on these shields is fantastic! The extra time spent to layer the line work really shows.ReplyDelete
DeanM, these aren't sealed yet, but usually I use two coats of rattle can gloss lacquer followed by a coat of rattle can flat lacquer. This combination gives me the protection of the thick glosscoat with the flat finish I prefer.ReplyDelete
I don't usually brush a gloss coat on the metal bits, but I have considered it. Maybe I will with these.
beauitful work as per normal, a real inspiration, the photos really show off the detail. I also love the basing it really finishs them off.ReplyDelete
Really really sweetReplyDelete
Something to give any Roman a nightmare and a half
Nice looking regiment.ReplyDelete
Very nicely done! At first glance I thought "oh those are nice".. then I started looking through the closeup and kept finding all of these great little details! Good job!ReplyDelete
they look very good LOVELY REGIMENT °!!!ReplyDelete
Great stuff Scott, I wish I had the time to produce such fantasic figures.....good on yaReplyDelete