This then gets a coat of darker oils which gets slapped on and wiped off usually with t shirt material (actual T shirts or old underwear, cleaned first of course!) leaving the darker colours in the various creases and crevices to give us some muscle defination.
The figures below show what this looks like afterwards.
It takes a couple of days to dry then we can paint the horse furniture and add the rider. In this case, main, tail and hocks are painted black then dry brushed dark grey. Base colour on the saddle cloth then its detail and shading.
Here is the finished article ready for riders to be painted and added. I added soem really simply designs on two of them to add soem detail.
The finished article with Rider, in this case a Pacerni Offcier with his hand drilled out to accomodate a flag.
After base coats I paint the basic colour I want to come through, in this case on the cloak its a grey green colour,
Next I will add the basic flesh colour leaving a little of the darker flesh in the creases around the nose etc and a bottom lip.
Fiaally its the detail on the sash, again two layers of colour and the musket and metal work to finish things off.
I am reasonably happy with the end result but these Old Glory chaps are likely to be mixed in with nicer sculpts, particularly in the back row of the units.