Back to working on my “Waterloo” units for awhile.I decided to switch it up a bit, and work on a squadron of the 7th Hussars. I started painting 2 as a color test. I wanted to use more “earth-tone” colors, and so went with a red-brown and an olive for the greens and reds. I think these colors will work very well with the AP glaze, and then I’ll highlight up to brighter tones.
I plan on modeling full squadrons from the “Waterloo” rules, which means a unit of 12 figures. I have enough hussars to do 3 full squadrons, and I’m trying to decide if I should do squadrons from different regiments or do the whole 7th Hussars. I’m leaning towards doing the full regiment…I think that would look pretty cool on the game table.
These two figures are my first experiment with Army Painter “Dark Tone”, and I have to say I REALLY like it. Ibrushed it onto the dark brown and black areas, and then used “Strong Tone” brushed onto everything else. The blacker “Dark Tone” really brings out the definition in the horse much better, and should make a really good base to highlight from.
Edit- After taking another look at the photos I have to say- Okay, forget the colors or the AP shades or whatever…the amazing thing is that I somehow managed to paint two number “7”s that look almost alike! That will probably never happen again haha!