Saturday, January 5, 2013

Perry Household Cavalry - WIP

Just a quick post to show what I'm working on. This is a WIP shot of a unit of Perry Household Cavalry which will join the British in the Peninsula and later on at Waterloo.
Using a technique I picked up from veteran painter Doug H., I painted the details over a black undercoat before painting the clothing proper. Next will be the red coats for the Life Guards. NOTE: I now see I missed the top of a cross belt on one of the figures - not the first time I've found errors when reviewing pics on the blog - not a bad thing.
I picked this unit up from a generous TMP sale recently. Being a great price I couldn't pass it up as I felt my British force needed more cavalry, especially a heavy unit.
Now I'm heading out the door to meet my buddy Pat L. at The Game Matrix for another WAB refresher game. My Trojan War Chariot Army versus his Seleucids - this time he is bringing an elephant or two.


  1. Lovely Dean. Will be a joy to see when completed.



  2. Looking good. I must get the nerve to paint some Napoleonic cavalry!

  3. The argus eye of the camera eh. We've all been caught out by that. Keep up the good work Dean.
    Regards HGA.

  4. Thanks for the nice comments everyone. Best wishes to all for 2013. Dean

  5. Way to go Dean!!

    I just bought some of the Heavy Dragoon! I love these figs and hope to paint them as well.

    Best of luck and happy new year!!


  6. Thanks a lot, Ben. Glad you like them too. Best, Dean

  7. Looking good so far. Be sure to update us when they are completed, Are you going to bob tail the horses?

  8. Good start on tjese guys.

    Tell us how the wab game goes!

  9. great first post of the year, great looking paint work although my eyes are watering looking and all those chaps with sticks up the bum, is it some mass prostate check
    Peace James

  10. Have fun, nice wip so far. At least you noticed something missing now rather than when they are finished. I do that all to often lol!

  11. Thanks so much for the great comments on this first post for 2013. Truly appreciated.

    BTW, although my Chariot army lost to Pat's Seleucids - mainly due to his elephant causing terror to my chariot squadron which ended up fleeing off the table - I again picked up a lot of tips from Pat.

    Warm Regards, Dean

  12. So far so good. Looking forward to the finished unit!

  13. Looking real nice. I will eventually have to do the same unit, but actually dread it, since it will be around 30 troopers strongs IIRC. Already have the minis though, so there is no way back! ;-)

    Happy and healthy New Year to you and your family!