First week of painting on the 13th cuirassiers, the figures are mostly done and the horses all have their base coats on. I'm pleased that the brown coats do not seem to detract from the overall appearance of the heavies, the highlights do not show up too well in the images but there is contrast there. The trumpeter in reverse colours needs his lace repainting white, some references show the horsehair to be white for musicians, others black! I really enjoyed painting the big characterful faces.
Yesterday the family headed off to the wonderful Oceanographic centre in Valencia for the day so I managed to get a couple of solid painting sessions in. The horses are the result of over 4 hours painting, base coat and blended highlights only so far, they should be finished by the end of the week. Once the riders are mounted I will need to add reins, possibly from wire.