Tuesday, June 30, 2009
9th Bengal Lancers---In a Day!
So I'm indulging in a bit of gloating tonight...at exactly 12:02 AM I finished a troop of the 9th Bengal Lancers for my growing Sudan collection. I started them at 7 am this morning and worked on them periodically throughout the day. Even with my little guy home with a slight fever and a newborn in the house (she sleeps a good bit), I was able to paint a little each hour and lo and behold a finished unit! I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out and hopefully I will be able to get the entire collection into action before the end of the week!...nothing like finishing a cool unit to get the painting momentum moving!
(...'cause I'm going to need it when the entire Mahdist force arrives in a few days!)
The Old Glory figures worked out well and I was particularly happy with the horses since some Old Glory horses (the older castings) are a bit skinny...the colonials however I think were redesigned back in the late 90s. These horses are really nice and animated so the unit looks very "spirited". The other factor that played to my advantage today is the khaki uniforms are really well suited to a paint and wash approach that tends to go pretty fast...I used GW washes and was really pleased with the way they work on a white undercoated figure. I'm planning on using Connoisseur Minis to fill out the collection. They are now carried by Bicorn Miniatures and they have a nice Sudan range that will fill the gaps that the Old Glory figures don't cover.