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« on: December 22, 2011 02:16:52 AM »

My boyfriend is getting into historical war gaming (also know as playing toy soldiers in a manly fashion), which means he is painting armies.  I had never painted miniatures before, but had painted small fairies and garden gnomes for my mom to put in potted plants, so had some (no) idea of what I was getting into.  I figured fun painting, kind of amusing, largely crafty bonding.  Then he brought out the horses.  When it comes to painting horses, I am apparently still a 7 year old who wants a pony. 




These are all Napoleonic era Prussian from the first brigade.  I painted the brgaide commander on the horse while the boyfriend painted up the grunts.  I used the three color method with white base coat, matte sealed at the end.   The highlights and shadows are a little stark close up, but bring out the detail when viewed from further away. 
Overall, I had crazy amounts of fun with this little guy. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2011 02:31:38 AM »

They're much harder than you think they're going to be. Yours looks great.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2011 04:01:28 AM »

You did and amazing job, and your detail on the horses look spot on. Smiley
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