Monday, April 11, 2011

OG Skythians and Gallic Cav Completed

Finished these two cav units that will be part of a Seleucid army at Magnesia. Of course, they can also be used for other scenarios from late-Classical Greece to early-EIR - at least with the Gallic cav.
The Skythians.
The Gallic Noble Warband.
The horses were given basic basecoats - some dark brown, light bay and grey. Saddle brown, red, blue and emerald green were used for the bridles and reins.
After the "dip" of Miniwax Tudor stain. I waited a day to give them a coat of Krylon Matte.
Here's what I recently won off of ebay; I think they're Copplestone.
Their bayonets were broken off, but were less than a $1.00 each so I couldn't pass them up. I also just won a copy of WAB 2nd Edition for $29.00 - no one else bid on it. Thank goodness for the WAB-haters.

9 comments:

  1. Now that is cavalry. Great job!

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  2. Lovely amount of well painted cavalry.

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  3. I had entirely written off the magic stain until I saw your figures. Beautiful.

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  4. Thanks for the reassuring comments for using Miniwax.

    Scott: the one thing I've noted using Miniwax is that you need to let it dry for at least a day or so before appying a coat of matte. I use Krylon and it seems to leave a satin finish - maybe Testors Dullcoat would do the trick.

    Regards, Dean

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  5. Really great stuff and super colours!

    Cheers
    Christopher

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  6. Stunning!!! A lovely army there...as has been said..the colours are great!!
    Cheers
    paul

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  7. Thanks again, Gents. As those who already use Army Painter and Miniwax probably know - it's best to use bright colors for the basecoat before the stain/dip. Well, brighter colors than you'd expect if left in the original state. Regards, Dean

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  8. nice job on the cavalry!

    cheers
    Matt

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