Sunday, August 25, 2013

Turning the pages of History

I have a few more of the Historical cavalry for you.

The unit continues to grow.

Unlike the fantasy armies I have done, and LOTR, etc., I am stuck with doing all the horses almost exactly the same.  Only a few select riders get a horse of a different color...

I try to do a few little things here and there to get some difference between them, however.

The thin blue line gets a little longer.

More on the way... putting this up to ten complete.

I am finding ways to do certain things a little faster.  Getting familiar with how they were supposed to look took more getting used to than normal.

As I have mentioned, I was hoping to do an entry for the Historicals category at the Crystal Brush.  While that usually means some sort of tank, I thought I should stick with something I have wanted to do since I was a kid, and that is paint some model ships!

Hoping to avoid the usual suspects, I was tempted to go French or Italian ships... such as the Richelieu. 

The decision will have to be made to go with a waterline diorama style, or...

The more common floating ship on plaque.  I would prefer to do the 'in the water' approach.

Then, of course, I have to hope that it would be allowed as an entry!  One never knows...


  1. really nice cuirassiers there, lovely job. All power to you for attempting a ship, that would do my head in. Loving your work on this blog, keep up the great work.

    1. Thanks for the kind words, and for checking out the blog! The more I think about painting ships, the more jazzed I get! :-)

  2. We should chat about a painting article on those Curassiers for Wargames Illustrated ; )

    1. Historicals are the 'Great Undiscovered Country' for us, so that is certainly something I was hoping to explore! I am still awed by the tremendous Gettysburg game that you and D.P. set up. Amazing painting by you all, and a tremendous presentation!