Sunday, December 9, 2012

T.A.G. Song Cavalry - WIP

Here are the horses for a unit of Song Cavalry from The Assault Group. Although they have a style all their own, they are very nicely sculpted. I picked these up from a very generous TMP sale offered by TMPer Iain - aka "The Hobbybox." He still has a ton of other TAG figures for sale.
I have some TAG Samurai and these are similarly styled/sculpted - somewhat stiff, but not excessively.
Proportion-wise they are pretty good - IMO. These have been given highlighting after a block paint job and Minwax Tudor Satin stain. The stain is pretty old and is getting very thick - I used a lot of thinner and the result isn't as good as if from a new can.
Here they are with a basic block paint job.
Krylon Brown Boots Satin was used as a basecot.
In other news, I had ordered some figures made by a Chinese company called Flying-General Workshop. These were on sale at the Michigan Toy Soldier Company.
They are advertised as 1:56 scale, and the two resin (gray) figures are pretty close to that, but the plastic (tan) figure is a lot larger - possibly 40mm or so. I had planned to use them to increase the size of the TAG unit, but may not as they don't blend in too well


  1. Beautiful work Dean. It's ashame the other models are too big to blend. The tan guy is dynamite,

  2. I know it is going to look bad ass! I have to admit is scares the hell out of me to see that can of brown Krylon spray paint in the background. I know, everyone tells me it works just fine, but it still scares the crap out of me! LMAO.

  3. Very nice horses. I must trying painting horses separate to riders in future as I think it may speed up my painting!?

  4. Thanks a lot for the kind comments, Gents. Happy Holidays to you all, Dean

  5. Nice work
    I've heard good and bad about TAG sculpts - how do you like them.

    Happy holidays!

  6. Very nice works Dean. Beautiful stuff!


  7. Splendid horses, very nice work!

  8. High quality work again, the golden parts look great.

  9. Thanks as always for visiting the blog and posting your kind words.

    Miles: I like these particular guys - the cavalry. TAG uses different sculptors - These look similar to the Samurai range - sculpting-wise, that is.

    Happy Holidays everyone. Dean