Edited Friday 30th September.
No point making another post so adding photos of the completed Guard cavalry commission here. They were somewhat demanding as would be expected of such colourful soldiers, but the end result is most pleasing on the eye I think. They are matt varnished and the bases will be textured over the weekend. Now onto Prussians!
Warlord Epic Imperial Guard cavalry and horse artillery battery.
I'm pleased to say that I have been asked by Dan at Warlord Games to write a guest feature for the Warlord community page describing my approach to painting epics and the Therapeutic angle of my blog which will also help to promote my painting service. Thanks to Graham for the heads up on this.
The Guard cavalry set for Tony 2 (!) are close to being painted, just the final 10 Polish lancers on the table for today and all are done, Dragoons, Grenadier a cheval, Chasseur a Cheval and Lancers 80 cavalry plus a battery of 3 Guard Horse artillery guns. Given the nature of the Guard uniforms it has been challenging but they will certainly look an impressive bunch on the table! Quick shot here of the first 10 painted lancers with swords - correctly intended as second rank - in their finished but unvarnished state. I'll get pics of the entire set together on the table over the weekend.
With the Guard finished today I'll be taking it easy over the weekend, Friday I'll be painting seven additional 2mm bases for Geoff (who has been very patient and kindly agreed to do the prep and basing work for me so I only have to paint them to match those he already has).
For my own Epic Napoleonics I'm continuing to add metal command figures to all individual infantry bases. I now have over 20 units with command with about another 20 to do. I knew from the start that the lack of command figures was going to bother me and when I discovered the old Chariot 15mm range was an excellent match for the strips I took the plunge. Photos below show how well they fit with the 13.5mm epics. These are intended for my planned return to Commands and Colours and I want it to look spectacular. Nice quick paint conversion and addition of (plastic) command for the Nassau boys this week.
Next week I'll be painting more ECW's for Graham but also working in a couple of Prussian epic units for Tony2. These will be 40 figure battalions using half strips (cut down) so 10 figures on a 30mm x 20mm base. Additional command figures will be from Chariot Miniatures. As you can see the Prussians are part of a long term project for Tony and I think they will keep me fairly busy going forward!
Lots of photos below.
|Chariot metal command figures (centre).|
|Chariot metal British command.|
|Chariot metal command in greatcoats.|