Its been a long day today! I did finish at my regular time, then realising how close I was to finishing the cavalry I decided to complete them(varnish and all).
Today has seen all the white and maroon areas base coated and highlighted. Plus a couple of flags finished. All finished off with some blacklining were needed.
All being well, Ill start the cannons tomorrow.
Below is my new painting guide which is a more generic guide to horse of the period and of course some pics:
League of Augsburg Cavalry
Clean the miniatures, attach to temporary bases
Apply an undercoat to the minis with the airbrush using a 1:1 mix of Black Surface Primer(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Following the chart below, airbrush the minis first from a 45 degree angle (shade) & then from a 33 degree angle (highlight)
Apply a 1:1 mix of Gloss Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
Wash the horses with a thinned coat of Soft Black Wash(MM)
Paint the whole mini inc. the leather(except the horse) black with a thinned coat of Black(VGC)
Highlight the black areas with a coat of Dark Grey(VMC)
Re-paint the gun barrels, sword blades, spear tips, cuirasses & any silver lace/gorgets with a coat of Chainmail Silver(VGC)
Re-paint the sword hilts, scabbard tips and any gold lace/gorgets with a coat of Glorious Gold(VGC)
Paint the brown horse leather, muskets, flagpoles & spears with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Sienna(VGC)
Paint the skin, hair, gloves, buff coats/breeches, cartridge pouch & belts with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Brown(VGC)
Highlight the flagpoles & muskets with a slightly thinned coat of Heavy Brown(VGC)
Highlight the skin with a slightly thinned coat of Flat Flesh(VMC)
Highlight the hair with an unthinned coat of Bonewhite(VGC)
Highlight the gloves, buff coats/breeches, cartridge pouch and belts with a slightly thinned coat of Buff(VMC)
Paint the facing/clothing colours:
Blackline with a 1:1 mix of Black Paint:Ink
Airbrush the whole mini with a 1:1 mix of Matt Varnish(V):Airbrush Thinner(V)
As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).