BoB: Colourful White Russians 4


On the back burner after my unexpectedly busy w/e were the colourful White Russians. Here’s some I finished today at last !

Gun:

Commander (based on the drawing I found):

Two Lewis Gunners:

The rest of the command group, standard bearers and maybe some ordinary Cavalry I dug out will be ready before the w/e. I hope.

Painting

The black trousers I painted using my normal method:

  • black undercoat/paint
  • Foundry Charcoal Grey highlights
  • Citadel Badab Black wash.

This gives a black that has highlights, but they aren’t grey.

For the horse, I tried a variant:

  • black undercoat
  • Foundry Bay brown (shade)
  • Citdael Badab Black wash.

This gave the horse a black coat with the subtle hint of brown. As we know that most black fur/hair is really really really really really dark brown.

It’s a bit like black socks:

Father Ted: That’s right, Dougal. You see, ordinary shops sell what look like black socks, but if you look closely, you’ll see that they’re very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue.
Father Dougal: That’s true. I thought my Uncle Tommy was wearing black socks, but when I looked at them closely, they were just very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue.
Father Ted: Never buy black socks from a normal shop.
[Whispers to Dougal]
Father Ted: They shaft you every time!
[Dougal looks worried]

Finally:

WIP – you can see how I’m building up the bases of the cavalry with putty.

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