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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Family Commitments 2.

 As I stated in my last post, I have been very busy with my family which caused me to halt anything wargame related. Anyway my house is now quiet again, so hopefully I can catch up on things.A while ago I was given some unpainted Willie Horses by a AMG member called John Duggan. It was a very kind gesture, but I knew that one would need a very large figure to fit them. Anyway, Front Rank supply a large French Garde Gendarme which I have now finished. The figures still needed a bit of work to actually fit, but I do like the overall effect. No doubt when they are seen in the flesh, someone will point out that the Garde rode dark chestnut horses. However I have found that the Willie horses paint up well as greys.

 In what little time I have had, I have been experimenting with the artists acrylic, Davys Gray, as recommended by master painter Tony Runkee. The effect is very good for a shade of white, but I think Im going to have to experiment more to achieve what I am trying for.Still I've made a start. From little acorns etc. Anyway its good to be back.

                                     


6 comments:

  1. Welcome back Robbie, the Gendarmes are very nice indeed. It was good to touch base at Claymore even if my visit was cut short!
    Keep up the good work.

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  2. Afternoon Graham,
    Its funny that I when I arrived home I had to make a visit to the vets my priority as well.

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  3. Like the greys. I've never been convinced by Alex's SYW figures but they definitely have heft.

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    1. Evening Paul,
      I must admit Im not a great lover of Front Rank figures, but each to their own, but it would have been an awful shame not to have used the unpainted horses.

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  4. Vigorous and dashing poses. Very nice!

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    1. The Willie horses have definately stood the test of time and paint up well.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
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