Thankfully the trusty old wet palette is doing it's job nicely and stopping the paints from skinning over in the heat and the lounge where I paint tends to remain cool as the front of the house is sheltered by mature trees when the sun comes round. So I'm cracking on and putting in several hours a day painting, broken up by cups of tea in the garden, walking the dog and general housework as and when required.
These are the nine Spahi heavy cavalry figures for John almost done, possibly need to add an outer colour to the shields but a bit tricky now that the figures are glued to their mounts. A lot of work went into the covered horses with three layers per colour over the black base coat, working up to the highlights, contrasted with the 'gold' braiding (actually used bronze as I tend to do). The figures were drybrushed a mix of silver and steel and then given a watered down Sepia ink wash to just slightly flatted the chain mail. A bit of extra colour and detail was added to the bow and arrow cases.
The 8 civilians are old Minifigs S Range and very nice too, I especially like the Bishop and the lady holding the baby. Again I might do a little more work on the faces tomorrow before varnishing along with the Spahi.