Sunday, October 16, 2011

Royal Horse Guards part 2.

Another base done, I did a BIG nono on the last figures, aperantly the Horse guards rode black horses. So I guess one squadron didn't get their black horses.

There are some other improvments to, I used ink wash armor on the gold, to bring out the plate on the helmet.

Ofcourse painting black horses sucks, I did try sevral highlights, but they were to light, I need something that is almost black but not quite, even my darkest grey isn't dark enough.

They are quite a fancy bunch, just to bad their horse furniture is so bland and boring.


Willie Anderson said...

On campaign you would use whatever horses you could get.
part 2 looks the part well done!

Steve's Wargame Stuff said...

Another nice paint job. I fancy painting some black horses but they tend to look very 'flat'. One technique I have heard of (but never tried) is to paint the horse in a reddish chestnut brown then building up several washes of black over the top until yhe horse is 'almost black' but with a slight hint of brown showing through....... I really should try this sometime. Anyway, great looking unit sir, keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

Best way to hightlight black is with a mix of black and very dark blue (about 1:1 ratio).