Well it’s just a short post on a few totally neglected figures I started painting in 2013 when I started out. I can’t remember why I stopped; I think I got distracted by the medieval village diorama which took a long time to build so they were just pushed aside … what’s that Marvin? My fear of painting horses might have had something to do with it!!
Well the reason I searched them out was due to Steve https://bogenwaldblog.wordpress.com/ and John of Just Needs a Varnish https://justneedsvarnish.wordpress.com/ asking me to do them. Thanks boys, that is just what I need now, a jogging of the old memory now that I 65.
These old Esci figures, now put out by Italeri, the Dutch Polish Lancers, looked okay to me at the time but now they are a bit hard to mix in with other sets of French cavalry such as the Zvezda Cuirassiers. I was going to just pop them on a small base on their own. However after I saw Ann’s Immaterium post on muddy bases https://annwycoff.com/, and having bought some Vallego Earth Textures recommended to me by John, I decided I will try them out on a larger one. I bought the 219 Brown Earth and the 217 Desert Sand Earth Textures, the latter I forgot to say, I used on the Desert Attack diorama.
In a nut shell, this has led me to a quandary as to which way to go, so I will paint up the Zvezda guys and the Italeri Carabiniers and see whether the Dutch Polish Lancers will fit in.
Anyway back to Ann’s bases. Seeing the mud it made me think I could put these fellows in it as at Waterloo, but then that led me to thinking why not paint up all my French Cavalry that have been lying around and do one on the Great Cavalry Charge up the slope to the British Allied squares. Anyway that’s what going on in the old brain at the moment.
Sorry, the short post turned into a long waffle!
- I just remembered Steve commented on pinning these old sets of horses. You are right mate, the legs are far too thin so I will have to resort to the old cut a hole and bury the base trick!