Banastre Tarleton (left) and Francis Marion (right). Figures by Fife&Drum, painted mostly with Winsor & Newton Griffin alkyd oils, some details picked out with Citadel acrylics, and groundwork done with Woodland Scenics.
All good road movies need a duo of sorts. Sarandon and Davis, Gibson and Glover, Martin and Lewis, Hope and Crosby, Abbott and Costello. . . Tarleton and Marion. Just think of the films those two could have made!
Anyway, here they are, freshly glossed and terrained -- Banastre and Francis. Not hyper-detailed, but enough to make me happy, and, most important, they are done. They'll do fine at arm's length on the table. Tarleton will serve as an officer in the Army of Zichenau, and Marion in the Army of Stollen where his dark blue and red-faced coat will fit right in.
Francis Marion, aka "The Swampfox" up close and personal. You see here how, if things work like they should, the pigment settles in the eye sockets, just below the nose in the philtrum area, and between the lips, obviating the need for shadows and highlighting.
And here is "Bloody Ban" Tarleton all by himself. I am pleased with the way the horsehair crest, sheepskin, and green feathers turned out. No touch-ups required. Sap Green (thinned considerably with Liquin Original) proved to be a nice, rich color for feathers, coat, and saddlecloth without being too dark. However, he suffers from a pronounced overbite if you look closely. Darn it! Should've resisted the urge to pick out his teeth with a breath of white paint on that 000 sable brush.