Friday, 15 December 2017

Georgia Cavalry Brigade.

Well I finished the third Confederate cavalry regiment to complete their brigade.I was determined to complete these before Christmas arrived.
  I have found when I have what I consider an interesting figure to paint that I am very keen to crack on with it. These Perry cavalry were just such ones.I especially like the guy shooting backwards and the one with the shotgun. Very Rebel like. I also decided to have a go at painting a pinto horse. Usually I stick to chestnuts, grays and the like.

                                      
Anyway I ended up painting two pinto horses and I found it pain free. I have been using the excellent P3 burnt umber as a undercoat for my brown horses and then highlight them with various reds or oranges before slapping my trusty GW wash over them and then highlighting the horse again.

So here is the finished brigade ready to take on their effete Union counterparts, hopefully. I just! need to buy a few more dismounts and horse holders to allow their deployment as per Picketts Charge rules, but that will be a small New Year project. Anyway back to my Steel Fist gendarmes and some SYW Saxons before Santa arrives..



11 comments:

  1. Wow, nice job on the pintos. My effort comes up way short of yours.

    Jim

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    1. Thanks Jim,
      It worked pretty well. I still cannot master the art of painting dappled greys. It has eluded me for a long time.

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  2. I like the variation and character of these.

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    1. Thanks Norm,
      The Perries did some nice sculpts for these chaps.They are a very talented pair.

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    1. Cheers Neil, just a small number of troops to go now.

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  4. Lovely work especially on the pinto, very rebel like, steel fist gendarmes? Sounds good too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain,
      The gendarmes are a bugger to put together, with separate heads, lances with hand attached and separate plumes? They have now announced some landsknects? When does it end.

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