Saturday, 13 June 2009

A 'Light' hearted pun

Well, they don't take as long to do as other units, though that could very well be down to the fact that I have other things that need to be done but really aren't as appealing. The picture doesn't show it that well, but I'm quite happy with the paint job on the horses. Once you take away the armour from the horses and have significant amounts of 'horse' to paint, it ain't too bad or tricky. Certainly more fun to paint than the Silver Helms. Lots of cloth on horse and rider.

Got some heavy cavalry lined up next on the painting table, which could be less fun but I'm willing to give them a go. So far the Perrys have provided excellent minis for painting, I still hold to them being perhaps two of the best historical mini sculptors out there. Not sure where to go after that; maybe try some of their Crusader bishop & clergy models for wizards... 

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Duellist not the dullest

Chalk another groan up for that title. A unit of duellists armed solely with a hand weapon each just done - they are quite some models, these pilgrims from the Perry bros. Good variety between 'em, nicely detailed without complicating the painting. Certainly my favourites to do so far. Alas, a bit of a distraction during a time of much-needed revision, but I won't complain too much.

I've a couple more stored away in a drawer, possibly for a time when I may be a bit bored of painting armour and complicated weapons. They certainly differ in those respects. Next up I have a couple of cavalrymen from the Perrys' Muslim Crusader range. I've never gotten on well with horses (both IRL and painting-wise) so I largely try to avoid them. Hopefully these models should prove to be an exception, since both rider and horse have very little armour and plenty of cloth. We'll soon see.