Friday, February 18, 2011

Covenanter Cavalry 2

Some work in progress on the cavalry.  Should be another half dozen along soon - hopefully have the whole unit done by the end of the month.  I'll do a write up of the regiment then - will have to be creative with the flag unfortunately - going to be harder painting on something a quarter the size of the infantry.


This will be an officer for one of the command vignettes. I really like the tone on this horse, doesn't really do it justice.  The plaid is the same as on the Lord Chancellors regiment.


Bit to much reflected flash. These are the real thing though - good front rank cavalry, especially the two with swords raised "gerrintaethem".  Black horses not to my cup of tea - the triad makes them too grey.  Think I might have the solution though, a black ink wash (see trooper on the lefts boots) darkens it all up again, whilst retaining some of the form.

4 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

Nice painting, the tartan looks very nice!

Ubique said...

Really nice looking figures. it's always good to see tartan on miniatures.

Regards,
Matt

Rank Bajin said...

Thanks guys - need to find a new blend - the blue and red is great but think I need a bit more variety - now where did I put those shortbread tins.....

elcid1099 said...

Nice brushwork on the buff coats too.