Well my best laid plans for pre-shading dint work out as I hoped; the highlights not 'popping' as I hoped they would. This left me with a choice of highlighting by hand, re-airbrushing or coming up with a new plan. I chose the later, re-worked my painting guide and added new highlights to the cavalry with the airbrush.
The new guide (a universal one for LoA cavalry, in line with the infantry one) uses a black undercoat, zenithal highlights are added from 45 then 33 degrees with lighter shades on the 33 degree passes. I have seven colours for the horse flesh: white, light/dark grey, light/dark brown, chestnut & black.(see below's pics)
Today therefore, has been a frustrating one with time lost on a misjudgement and eating of humble pie. However, the end results were good.
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