16 September 2017

Two More Cavalry Regiments (Almost) Rebased. . .

Holger Erisksson dragoons painted, more or less, as Von Trumbach Dragoons, and RSM95 Austrian cuirassiers painted as, if memory serves, Austria's Anspach Cuirassiers.

Almost another two cavalry regiments (two squadrons each plus regimental staff) rebased this Saturday afternoon and this evening. . .  even with planning for two classes on Monday,  The Holger Eriksson dragoons still need some retouching on the edges of the figures' individual bases, and then I can tack 'em down at some point tomorrow (Sunday).  One figure each will be replaced with standard bearers carrying white colonel's standards hopefully before too much longer, but they don't look too bad in the meantime.  Next up, a regiment of Minden hussars!

-- Stokes


The Holger Eriksson dragoons were painted in 2010, or early 2011 using the last of an old tin of Humbrol 'British Rifle Green' that I purchased during a visit to one-time MiniFigs HQ on Graham Road in Southampton while visiting Mom and then new Stepdad in the U.K. for Christmas and New Year's 1988-89.  He was then a lecturer at the University of Southampton before being hired to run a center (and as a tenured full professor to boot) at the University of Pittsburgh, which is what brought them back to the United States at the start of the 1990s.  

Anyway, the dragoon horses were painted with a base color of one or another Humbrol colors and then given a stain of one or another oil colors on top, part of which was then wiped away.  They are some of the nicest horses, I think, in the collection.

On the other hand, the RSM95 cuirassier horses were a much simpler affair.  Everything was first painted black, the horses were given the slightest dry-brushing of Ral Partha acrylic dark blue -- from a bottle purchased in 1997, which STILL manages to yield fluid, usable paint thanks to the addition of a drop or two of flow aid -- and the the bridles and reins were given dabs of silver and brass to approximate the metal parts, buckles, bits, and ornamentation.  Painting horses gets no easier, and I will probably use a similar shortcut when I return to painting heavy cavalry in the not too distant future. . .  with a few very dark brown horses tossed into the mix just to shake things up a bit. 


Stryker said...

Really, really smart!

Gallia said...

Lovely and impressive to boot.
Very well done Stokes,
Bill P.

Simon Millar said...

Great looking regiments.
Best regards,


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