Well, folks, we are about to enter a very strange period in my painting career. I have painted thousands of miniatures since this all started in 2001, but I have never painted anything that was not a fantasy figure or a sci-fi miniature.
Due to a whirlwind of events, a new long term project has begun. This one has been 3 years in the waiting. My first Historical miniatures!!!
We start with some Napoleanic Cavalry from 1812.
What made all this even more bizarre is that these are all sculpted by the Perry Brothers, which means it fells like I am painting GW figures. Some of these horses nearly match my LOTR horses detail for detail. There are actually fewer pieces to put together on these guys. I started out by making all of the sword arms at parade rest, but it was decided that having the front row in charging form would be better.
So, charging arms it is!
Here's the color reference for the painting. Smile Dave!
And now for the first color test...
This was not shot on my usual photo setup, so it looks a little wonky, but you get the idea :-)