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KYPD3823 Mar 2020 9:10 a.m. PST

Latest Parliamentarian cavalry take to the field. Regimental history and more pictures at link

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 11:57 a.m. PST

Looks fantastic!

KYPD3823 Mar 2020 12:07 p.m. PST

Thanks Jeff

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

Good looking unit. Probably will cast much consternation into the Cavalier ranks! grin

Jim

Timbo W23 Mar 2020 12:57 p.m. PST

Nice work!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 12:57 p.m. PST

Nice work. God save the King!

KYPD3823 Mar 2020 1:09 p.m. PST

Thank you all

takeda33324 Mar 2020 3:26 a.m. PST

Awesome, are they a double regt?

KYPD3824 Mar 2020 5:14 a.m. PST

Thanks.
Double regiment? Not intentionally, but technically, and somewhat inadvertantly 'yes'. My Parliamentarian army is pretty much a First Civil War affair, there are some exceptions. I try to only use known flags for all my regiments be they horse, foot or dragoon. They carry the cornet of Henry Ireton's troop, which was one of eventually 14 troops that made up Cromwell's RoH. (They fielded all 14 at Marston Moor).

Ireton did command a RoH in the NMA: this was formed from Sir Michael Livesey's RoH which had been part of Waller's army. Livesey was originally the colonel of the NMA regiment but command quickly passed to Ireton. It is not known if they carried the same cornet as Ireton's troop (of Cromwell's RoH).

SquadPainter24 Mar 2020 6:25 a.m. PST

They are smartly painted and based. Nice job and thank you for sharing the history behind them.

Quick question: when you do your wash after basecoating, do you do the face separately before you hit the rest with Nuln Oil? Thanks!

Jeff

KYPD3824 Mar 2020 8:23 a.m. PST

Thanks jeff.

My method – block paint, early on I wash flesh with Reikland Fleshwash, carry on block painting (wash gets everywhere, not so good if you have white collars to paint) and tidy everything up before washing with Nuln Oil.

Faces get a double wash , although I try to be less heavy on flesh with the Nuln as I do on the rest of the figure.

SquadPainter24 Mar 2020 9:12 p.m. PST

Hi KYPD38,

Thanks for the info. I thought I detected some brown wash in those faces.

You have a nice touch with your colors; they still pop, even with the muddying of the Nuln Oil. I'll have to steal your palette once my Steel Fist and Peter Pigs arrive.

Jeff

KYPD3825 Mar 2020 12:00 a.m. PST

Hi Jeff, the Piggies are lovely to paint. Martin's sculpting really lends itself to block painting and washing technique. A case of careful colouring in and then the washes do all the hardwork.

(I assume you have found my blog post on re-enactor's natural dyes and my attempt to convert it to paint colours? If nothing else it can serve as a starting point for you to work out your own colour palette.

I look forward to seeing your output here later in the year

SquadPainter25 Mar 2020 8:08 a.m. PST

I assume you have found my blog post on re-enactor's natural dyes and my attempt to convert it to paint colours? If nothing else it can serve as a starting point for you to work out your own colour palette.

I did discover that post, thank you! It references a number of Foundry colors which is perfect as I used to use them and still have my swatch sheet. I mostly use Vallejo Game Color now (and Army Painter for washes and metals), so I'll do a little mixing to get the Foundry equivalent.

I did something similar to you on some of my recent Wars of the Roses archers.

link

On the leggings I attempted to use muted colors to simulate the dyes of the time, instead of going with a bright, out-of-the-pot color. I think the key for me will be to remember to go a step brighter as the scale will drop from 28mm to 15mm.

KYPD3825 Mar 2020 8:36 a.m. PST

You should be able to find a paint table that cross references different brands, so hopefully that will make things a little easier.

Be warned – when painting harquebusiers they will look awful until they are finished and based. Too many browns, don't really look 'right' until completely finished.

SquadPainter25 Mar 2020 5:33 p.m. PST

find a paint table that cross references different brands

Yes, they are helpful and they'll get me in the ballpark. I'm glad that I have my paint swatch sheets to see the actual colors. :-)

Be warned when painting harquebusiers they will look awful until they are finished and based.

Ha! I can see how all of the browns could swirl together and get muddled. I'll consider myself forewarned. It'll be a good challenge to make the boots, breeches, belts, coat, hats, skin, gloves, tack… and horses to stand out!

Jeff

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