20 July 2011

Hussar Update. . .

This picture shows where we stand with the first squadron so far after several months of stop, start, mostly stop, and then start again.

Here are the hussars at the end of last night's painting session.  I had to redo the blue dolmans and pelisses with a wash of GW acrylic Regal Blue -- Sigh -- since I wasn't at all pleased with the way the wash of Winsor Newton Griffin Alkyd Cobalt Blue turned out.  Too splotchy in its coverage once everything had dried.  

That might have had something to do with the acrylic basecoat and the oil-based wash now that I think of it.  Blast!  Should have thought things through more carefully before doing that.  Where was a tin of Humbrol white gloss enamel when I needed it most? 

Well, live and learn as the saying goes.  Still, it did help to offset the yellow and gold braiding which I touched up a bit too, to brighten it up a bit.  Tonight, yellow cuffs, collars, and (hopefully) the vandyking around the saddle cloths.  The following painting session will probably see me at work on the various reins, straps, and harnesses on the horses to break up the painting monotony a little bit before returning to the officers and troopers.  Stay tuned for future updates.


Mosstrooper said...

Nice looking figures - vigorous !

Mark Dudley said...

Looking good.

These figures look really good.

I have a few Minden Infantry ready to paint myself

rob3rod said...

Hello Stokes,
I know how you feel, I have a half regiment of hussars,sat forlornly, waiting a repaint.
Still Im certian you will do toure usual good job.

Conrad Kinch said...

Well done - I have never been able to summon up the painting mojo to work on hussars.

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