Sunday, July 23, 2017

Perry WotR Light Cavalry - Completed

The box actually is titled, "Light Cavalry 1450-1500," but they'll be used in Wars of the Roses games - particularly Bosworth. A bit of highlighting was added to the riders after a Minwax stain and shot of Testors Dullcote.
Once again, the lighting is a little too bright and the colors a bit washed out.
As noted in the previous post, I went a bit over the top and added magnets to the right arms. Not that I plan on swapping the arms out for crossbow or longbow arms, but wanted to ensure the figures fit in low profile drawers for storage and transport.
Lances in the upright position.
The horses would've benefited from some highlighting too, but I was too lazy.
Lances lowered.
Lances swung upright.
Next up are the Mounted Men at Arms - the horses are already painted. The riders themselves will require a little bit more work than the Light Cavalry guy as their hands are separate from the arms - allowing them to hold hand weapons or lances. Thank you all very much for following this project!

39 comments:

  1. Wow! These dozen cavalry look terrific! Very good idea to mount the arms on magnets to ease storage issues. Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you very much, Jonathan! I plan to do the same with the MAA, particularly to swap out standards/banners. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Appreciate your nice comments, Dmitry. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Your lazy are some painters best day, like me for instance;) I'd love to have these in my collection.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Lol! Thanks for your kind words, Kevin! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and the nice compliment. Warm regards, Dean

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  5. Great work magnetic arms is very impressive effort😀

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    1. Thank you, Matt. Not really that much extra work, but a bit fiddly. Best Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Michael! Regards, Dean

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  7. A very impressive unit - great idea regarding the magnets.

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    1. Thanks, Steven. I have to admit, if there wasn't a clearance issue fitting them in storage bins with their lances, I would've just glued them on :) Best, Dean

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  8. Superb work Dean, very inspiring!

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    1. Thank you very much, Mike. I say the same with your work! :) Regards, Dean

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    1. Appreciate the nice comments, Rodger! Warm regards, Dean

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  10. These look superb Dean and the use of magnets is inspirational.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks, Ross. They were a bit more fiddly using the magnets, but if not their lances would not clear the storage drawers I want to use for them. Warm regards, Dean

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  11. Another amazing unit! Please tell us the size of the magnets you used - that's a brilliant idea!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words and interest in the magnets, Greg. I got them at a FLGS. The size is .063"/1.6mm diameter; .031"/.8mm length. Came in pack of 200 for $12.00. I initially got them for head swaps. Best, Dean

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  12. Brilliant work, Dean! They are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you very much for dropping by and the kind words, Aaron! Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Excellent work Dean. Love the finished unit. This is one of my favourite Perry plastic kits.

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    1. Thank you very much, Peter. This is a very versatile kit, particularly if painted up as continental troops or mercs. I kept them pretty generic with Yorkists livery and steel pots. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Christopher! Best regards, Dean

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  15. I do love your painting style Dean. Damn fine work

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    1. Thank you so much, Ray. You're too kind. Warm regards, Dean

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  16. Wonderful work they all turned out amazing.

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  17. Great looking cavalry in your usual speed of light finish, I've got a couple of boxes of these to do I'm looking forward to them but I won't even get them built in the time it takes you to build, paint and add magnets!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you very much again, Iain. If it wasn't for the fact that these figs will be transported to games using low-height drawers, I would've just glued the arms on. I'll probably get a box of European Mercenaries to beef up the units for the Bosworth game. Warm regards, Dean

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  18. Really great Yorkist cavalry, they would work well as the "Spears" that charged the Lancastrians in the flank at Tewkesbury as well.

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    1. Thank you so much, Oli. I really need to read up on the other battles during the Wars. Warm regards, Dean

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