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von Schwartz25 Sep 2018 6:21 p.m. PST

OK, lets have a show of hands (so to speak). How many of you out there, who paint 15s, paint your horses hooves and the riders stirrup irons and harness metalwork?
Am I being totally anal, or is this a common practice?

I await your responses and will give them the respect due(that and a buck will get you a cup of coffee, a small one).

shadoe0125 Sep 2018 6:30 p.m. PST

Hooves – definitely
Ironwork – always
Stirrups – didn't in the past but there are really good figures now that make it easy. So I do now.

Does it make a difference? Yup.

goragrad25 Sep 2018 7:31 p.m. PST

Hooves always, some socks.

Most stirrups.

Lately been doing a dab of brass or bronze on harness.

Cooldude25 Sep 2018 7:31 p.m. PST

generally not the hooves because they are obscured by ground cover and static grass half the time anyway. The rest of it depends on the figure and the level of detail. Usually it won't take long to get a quick bit of paint on the stirrups and small metal bits of the harness.

skinkmasterreturns25 Sep 2018 8:13 p.m. PST

That and socks and blazons. According to what I have red,its not that common for a horse to have no markings at all.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2018 9:10 p.m. PST

Hooves, Socks, Ironwork, Harness Thats enough on a 15mm for me

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2018 1:30 a.m. PST

+1 to what DW said above.

langobard Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2018 1:32 a.m. PST

Another vote for DW's approach.

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2018 3:03 a.m. PST

Hooves, never. Socks yes. Harness metals yes. Stirrups if I can see them.

14Bore26 Sep 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

Finally trying to get hooves color right, leather work just gets black but been painting stirrups for a long time

evilgong26 Sep 2018 3:07 p.m. PST

if I can see it, I paint it.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

Yup, if it's sculpted, I paint it.

goragrad26 Sep 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Forgot to note spurs on knights as well.

Hooves may or may not be obscured so easier to paint them and not have to deal with it later.

As to that link 14bore – a bit further than I plan on going with 15s…

At least at this time when I have a several thousand figures unpainted.

On a further note, some of the OG15 horses have molded chest bands that don't reach the saddles when the riders are attached (or may be missing on one side of the horse – I try to pain those in as well.

Terry3726 Sep 2018 8:04 p.m. PST

I paint 15s and on my horses I paint the hooves, the stirrups and stirrup strap, and other details including the bit in the horses mouth and cinch strap that goes under the horse, etc. I know a lot of guys don't enjoy painting horses, but I look at them as just another figure so want them to look compatible with my riders.


Fat Wally27 Sep 2018 2:44 a.m. PST

If it's sculpted I will paint it.

oldjarhead27 Sep 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

As Terry 37, and I paint blaze or star etc on face, and a little steel for spurs (if sculpted) on riders heel.

von Schwartz01 Oct 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

Wow! What a great response, thanks to all who contributed, I feel vindicated

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