Monday, May 30, 2011

Dragoons and such

Another night at the table, didn't do any painting but put together the rest of the Perry Dragoons and eyed the box of Hussars with glee. And I have also started toying with picasa to improve the quality of the photos, I still take poor photos but at least I can slowly improve :). Here are some amended pics of the Dragoon Officer.

Below are two of the Spanish Heavies I have been painting. Battleline miniatures from Auckland (Spanish aren't too bad). Painted as the Reg d' Algarve, quite pretty with their Blue coats and yellow facings.

The completed units (In VLE a Cav unit is 4-7 elements (2 figures each)), given that Spanish Cav were always woefully undermanned and underhorsed I have set the units at 4. Also given the current Napoleonic campaign the Spanish Cav is quite weak, and I do relish the day that I can command several units of Heavies.

Right on to the main show.

Below is one of the Dismounted Italian Guard Dragoons, I have added as much detai l as I can (and just noticed a white spot on the back lace :( ), I also need to improve my lighting for camera work, but I guess this will always be an issue when the photos are taken at 10.30pm.

Next is a mounted Dragoon, the horse isn't painted but the figure is around 90% done. I might play around with these images brightness as they seem to look different on this PC compared to the latop at home.

An Elite company in his Bearskin, again the horse not started- I quite like this figure but I do need to finish his scabbard and the cockade on the bearskin.

Below a Dismounted Dragoon attempting to scale a fortification, that contains various medical supplies and Comissionary documents.

Another of the dismounted Dragoons, I'll be tidying up his eyes soon and will try the next figures with no eye paint, but more increased shading of the flesh around the area.


Archduke Piccolo said...

The photos and paint jobs look OK on my machine, Paul. I liked the penultimate picture - a rare 'action shot'. Let me see, pink and green: 17th Dragoons maybe?

Rodger said...

They are coming along nicely Paul. I gave up trying to do eyes years ago. Photos look good on my computer too.

Jacko said...


Thanks for the comments. Yes I have stopped the eyes on the next few models.

I had to redo the photos as for some reason my changes were being saved, so now they are ok.