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!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Front Rank Red Lancers - Ready to Charge Home!
Finally got the motivation to finish these guys - and glad I did. Here they are on some beautiful Hotz Works mats.
Eric sent me a bunch of these mats to sample and I am proud to post them here on my blog. The are truly nice pieces and as with all of his works, of the highest quality.
Oh, and the Front Rank guys are also top-notch. I am happy to say that they are a pleasure to paint as the details are not only excellent, but have the painter's brush in mind.
The lances are brass rod with hammered spear heads. The pennons are made
from a basic design found on the internet and printed out on plain bond
paper - I did add some highlights to them though. The eagle is from a
spare Old Glory 2nd Edition guy.
The horses were sprayed with Krylon Brown Boots - which I found at the local Walmart. It works perfect for a base coat color for horses. I will be using it a lot in the future.
This what they looked like prior to a stain of Minwax Tudor Satin. I gave them a finish of Testors Dullcote when dried. No other highlighting was added. Of course, the musician's horse was given a base coat of white.
Without a doubt, using the Krylon Brown Boots spray and Minwax stain is the fastest, and easiest way to get horses done. BTW, the Imperial Eagles on the horse blankets were painted for effect, rather than accuracy.