Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Bengal Lancers (2)

Yes I have finished the Bengal lancers shown 2 posts ago. These had less wobbly legs and as a consequence have remained upright. (The others have been adjusted and now also stand upright as you will see in the last photo.)

5 more lancers with their distinctive turbans.  These were easier to paint as I have now gotten into the swing of it. Just in time to finish... such is life. No complaints that is just the  way life goes sometimes.


 One figure is a musician with a bugle while the other 4 are lancers. I was unsure what colour to do the lanyard/cording on the bugle but settled on blue in the end to match the turbans. If you know other wise PLEASE let me know so I can change it.

I gave Matt the choice of all brown horses and he selected a variety of colours. Some Regiments in history like the "Scott's Greys" were known to have horses of a set colour. Other regiments used whatever they could find. But even if Matt had said just one colour there would still be a variety of tone/colours and markings which would make each one different.

I am not unhappy with a variety of horse colours as it does allow for greater diversity. As you can see I have used a wide variety of colours from palomino to a dark grey. I have mostly stuck to various browns though as you can see in the last picture.

A tiny bit of tidying up still to do. But they are finished for the most part.

That is it for today. all the best and another post in a few days.

All the best Clint


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    1. Thank you Michael. Not sure what will be next..... it's a mystery! (I wish someone would tell me though so I knew what I was painting!)

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  2. Ahh a joyful sight to behold! Love the groupshot. I often stick with single horse colours in modern cav regiments, but go more diverse in medieval settings

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    1. Thank you Andy. I tend to have a variety of horse colour. The reason being that is any war goes on for a while the people responsible for the regiment will eventually take any horse they can no matter what the colour. But either response is the right one I feel, it all depends on how long the unit has been "In the field"!

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. Now I need to start something new.

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  4. Excellent work here, Clint. Great group shot, which is always much appreciated.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. It is usually Joe who always wants the group shot... No criticism, just stating...

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    1. Thanks Lee. Been dealing with "Customer service" so am a bit short tempered at this exact moment, but calming down thanks to your comment.

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  6. These do look good as a group and it's very difficult totell one batchfrom another.

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    1. Thank you Joe still a little tidy up to do but generally I am happy.

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  7. Looking good. I have been putting off painting my lancers for far too long.

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    1. Thank you Pat, Kindly let me know when they are done I would love to know what they should look like.

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  8. These are very nice I could definitely do with a unit of these 😀

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    1. Thank you Matt. I do wonder if Matt will increase the unit size. I may not be finished yet, or maybe I am. Who knows.

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  9. Beautiful lancers, well done!

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    1. Thanks Phil. I must admit to being pleased with how they turned out.

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    1. Thank you bacon Fat. I will be starting more colonials later on Monday.

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