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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Nov 2020 7:52 p.m. PST

Good job!

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Amicalement
Armand

Jaycor01 Dec 2020 3:04 a.m. PST

That's nice. I'm always tempted by these larger scales but find the prospect of jumping from 15mm to 54mm a bit daunting.
Gav

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2020 3:17 a.m. PST

I believe that they are much easier to paint, though would, of course, take longer per figure.

If you attempt it, I don't believe that you'll be disappointed.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Dec 2020 11:08 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friends! (smile)


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Armand

Widowson01 Dec 2020 12:51 p.m. PST

They are not easier to paint. With the larger figure comes many more details you wouldn't even think about on a wargame figure.

For example, if you use a slightly thicker artist oil paint for the horse, and use the brush strokes correctly, you can simulate the horse's hide hair. And then there is the face of the human figure. I've seen 12-step tutorials on that.

If anything, it's actually much more difficult.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2020 1:39 a.m. PST

A very good point.

The above model would be a great result in 28mm and some of the details of the horse furniture quite impossible to model and paint. But so much missing in texture. The crest and the plume are grossly lacking in detail for 54mm scale. The green seems strangely "flat" other than at his knees and elbows where flexed. As for the white in the horse's eyes…..

The camera can be unkind. I could not paint remotely to this standard, either. But I would have tried to work more on texture in such a large scale.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2020 11:49 a.m. PST

Thanks!.


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Armand

Personal logo SHaT1984 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 11:15 a.m. PST

Westfalian mounted chevauxleger.

Wouldn't a dismounted one be fairly useless…?
Just sayin' pal…
dcup

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2020 2:15 p.m. PST

What? The Chevaux-Leger thing?

Oh yeah…never even thought of that.

Can you be a Chasseur a Cheval de la Garde Imperiale en petite tenue…as in Rousellot plates….mais sans un cheval.?

Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2020 6:33 a.m. PST

They are not easier to paint. With the larger figure comes many more details you wouldn't even think about on a wargame figure.

For example, if you use a slightly thicker artist oil paint for the horse, and use the brush strokes correctly, you can simulate the horse's hide hair. And then there is the face of the human figure. I've seen 12-step tutorials on that.

If anything, it's actually much more difficult.

That depends on skill level. They are easier to paint, to my mind, in that the figures are larger and detail is much easier to pick out. It takes time, but I have found it much more satisfying than painting the smaller scales. 54mm is my scale of choice and I learned to paint them by doing beginning in the early 1960s.

And the 54mm figures are not distorted in scale as to heads and weapons the way some wargaming figures are. And the flags are much easier to paint-again it depends on skill level.

The bottom line is that it depends on what you prefer and how much work and time you are willing to put into the figure(s).

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