I've finally finished painting some models and decided to post a few pics. First up are two 12 model units of Prussian Cuirassiers. Foundry spells it Kurassiers. On the left on are Foundry and the right the new Perry Brothers models.
I've based each 12 model unit the same, two 3 model bases, two 2 model bases, and two 1 model bases. The plan is to be able to use them for either Black Powder, Waterloo, or fan produced WAB rules.
Below is a quick side comparison of the two brands.
|left is Foundry, right is Perry|
Here are some nice Perry French artillery with crew. I dipped these in Army Painter and looking at the photo, I don't think I dull coated them enough.
Speaking of dipping, I did the first in a series of dip experiments. Here is the least exciting. I spray painted four dull GW LOTR Gondor Archers flat black, dry brushed Vallejo Gun Metal, then slapped on a few details. Left to right, I dipped them in Army Painter Dark Shade, American Walnut Minwax, Black Onyx Minwax, and GW Black Ink. They've been dull coated with Armory dull spray and they all look almost exactly the same (unlike some Biblicals which I'll post another day).
|left to right: Army Painter Dark Shade, American Walnut Minwax, Onyx Minwax, GW Black Ink|
I also painted some LOTR goblins and orcs. All were Army Painter dipped as well.
Here are some metal Perry Prussian Fusilier command models. Also Army Painter dipped with a drunken dull coat applied, missing whole portion with a spray paint can seems impossible but occurs more often than not. Prussians called their light or skirmish capable troops fusiliers not voltiquers.
Here's four more Warlord Prussian Landwehr I finished to make my unit total 24 (a regular size Black Powder unit).
I always keep spare models around to use up spare paint out of the squirt bottles. Left to right are what are an EM4 Scavenger (wetf that is), a Ral Partha Hoplite, an Old Glory Kindernacht, a GW Familiar, and an unknown archer. You can't see the hoplite's hand painted shield that I was quite proud of.
That's all for now. I should have some more WAB battles coming up and I'm about to start painting more Prussian foot troops.