Saturday, 25 September 2010

Riders of the eBoii

I've just knowcked out a quick celtic cavalry regiment.  These were an impulse purchase on eBay; relatively poorly painted, they cost rather less than the cost of the metal from Wargames Foundry.


It took roughly a week to tart them up.  They will never look as nice as figures panted by Nick who has done most of my Celts, but I think they will look fine on the table.

Next I'm going to finish Ian's camp and work on some Praetorian Cavalry....

6 comments:

BigRedBat said...

Yes. I normally matt my horses, but when I did these, it crackled the surface and they looked awful, so I used a satin instead. Consequently they are a bit glossy... perhaps they have a sweat up!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

They look good to me. I'd be happy to have them on my table!

As for the glossy look. After the satin finish has cured for a few days you can probably over spray with a coat of matte finish.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Allan, I won't use a matt spray, as it takes the edge off the nice shiny metallics. I love helmets and swords to glint.. I might try mixing some Satin and Matt varnish together, to make a more matt satin.

BigRedBat said...

Sorry, I accidently deleted Der Teslers's initial comment, which was that the horses are a bit glossy.

Which they are!

Der Tsstler said...

no prob, let the horses run :)

Gabriele C. said...

The horse crazy girlfriends of your Celts brushed them to a shine, that's why. :)