Wednesday, 4 March 2020

For Joshua & Old John.

Here are the Elven cavalry for James' 'For Joshua' project, 10mm Pendraken figures and lovely castings. I must admit that I struggled a bit with these to begin with, but once I got stuck into them I enjoyed doing them. In order to lift the blue horse cloths I ordered a bottle of Vallejo Blue ink wash and it immediately lifted them and boosted my enthusiasm. Still considering a final highlight of light blue and then of course the varnish. Should be ready for the post tomorrow along with the rest of the Elves and Goblins. I would still like to add some kind of artillery/war machines, but I'll get this lot off so that James can base them.

Also finished are 8 x 20mm Les Higgins Grenadiers for Old John, again wonderful castings and a pleasure to paint. Next I have a mounted General, some Polish cavalry and a couple of Death's Head Hussars in those gorgeous yellow uniforms.

Aside from this I'm focusing on my 6mm WSS project.







12 comments:

  1. Great work with the Higgins castings Lee which I think are tricky to paint!

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    1. Thanks Ian. The LH figures are a little 'flat' on the detail such as belts etc which are hard to see, but they do paint up nicely.

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  2. Those elves look amazing Lee, much appreciated.

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    1. My pleasure James. Should have them varnished today and ready to go, I'll leave them on the painting strips for ease of packing, just a little PVA holding them on so will be easy to remove for basing.

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    2. I'd agree with James - that blue on the horse cloths is lovely..

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  3. Great looking Elves and Grenadiers!

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  4. Brilliant work with those Elves, and love the grenadiers you've done for me, superb painting

    cheers Old John

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    1. The Grenadiers have turned out very well I think, more subtle shading than the photo's show to the red coats and blue :) Cheers John.

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  5. Les Higgins WSS easier to paint than most Napoleonics:))
    cheers Old John

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    1. Certainly are John, no complicated lacework.

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  6. Super looking and varied troops, lovely colourful finish!
    Best Iain

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