Apologies for some of the photos I have been messing about with what works best after my large lamp snapped. Still using it on some of these but having to balance it in one hand whilst taking pictures on my tablet with the other! In the later pictures you might notice the green matt is a bit crinckled as my lamp got too close when I wasnt concentrating and slightly melted it!
I have decided with this one to photograph them in the batches I paint them in. A quick technique for painting I use is to use batches with limited colour palets, two main colours usually across 3 -6 figures, eventually I end up with 5 or 6 batches I can then mix together for a very irregular look. This first picture actually represents two batches with blue/grey and beige predominating one and red with a brown/grey that I use foor Russian greatcoats the other batch.
This next lot had mainly grey/blue or ivory as the main colour schemes. The blue/grey is one of my favourite paints from colour party (sold as field blue)
More white and buff with the next lot. Nothing too exciting.
For my company native cavalry I will mainly be using the lovely Iron Duke figures (although I may also have some of the Studio miniatures Bengal Light Cavalry in shakoe's for Governor Generals body guard) These are easy to paint figures and do come out very nice indeed. The horses are particularly nice and different to the usual ones other manufacturers seem to use. Officer and Sowar to start with.
I am using a daylight bulb for lighting the next few, funny how entirely different the grass colour is! I think I prefer this lighting so will try it again. Three more Iron Duke Bengal Irregular cavalry. Lovely figures more on the work bench, dispelling the myth that "red and green should never be seen". These are the 12th Bengal Irregular Cavalry. I had thought to do some of them with lances but bought the figures before Mike released the open handed ones.
I know I said white but this lot ended up with sky blue and washed out madder red. White next I think. Again I do like the contrast of the red and beige it works really well. The sky blue adds a splash of brightness too. The musketeer might get mixed in with my Sikh troops rather than my hill tribes, slightly short on the Sikh irregulars and pinching a couple of spare Afghans who look slightly Sikh in appearance might help me out a bit.
And there they are, a few more Hill Tribes in mainly white or off white. The mix of the two is nicer than just white in isolation I find.
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