This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Foundry Russian Cuirassiers - Completed
Actually need a pack of three more troopers to make this a 12-man unit.
I added some height to the horses by gluing some plastic card beneath their bases.
As can see, one of the bases awaits another trooper. Since I use acrylic caulking to texture the bases, adding another figure to it is no problem. I also need to add a standard - or at least the pole.
Here is what the horses looked like prior to a Minwax stain. Really basic block painting (and a little sloppy too) with just the mane and tail given a dry-brush for highlighting.
And after the stain and a finish of Testors Dullcote. Nothing award-winning here, but it definitely is fast and works well enough for ranked unit basing.
Here a couple of comparison shots of the Foundry Russians next to some Perry French heavy cav.
Not so bad at all for battlefield purposes IMO; the biggest difference that I can tell is the sculpting of the horses.
The Foundry ones are a bit bulky looking, whereas the current Perry ones are much more elegantly sculpted.