Here's the second unit off my paint desk for this year! These are my Hagen Spanish cavalry (see previous post) painted in the uniform of the Farnesio Regiment.
I still haven't perfected my photography in our new place yet; they're still coming out fairly muddy, even with the appropriate camera settings and flash. I either need stronger lighting, or should try natural light instead, I think.
I was a bit unimpressed with the horses to begin with, but they've grown on me. The usual horse pose for plastic 1/72 scale figures is thoroughbreds in a flat out gallop or some other dynamic action pose. These ones are very staid in comparison. Also, they initially looked a spavined, sway-backed, moth eaten lot for cavalry mounts. Then I remembered reading somewhere that the Spanish equine bloodlines had been corrupted by centuries of prioritising the breeding of mules. They're actually quite appropriate in that regard!
The horses also came complete with saddle and bridle, but no reins. I remedied that by gluing on a loop of black cotton from each horse's bits to their rider's fist. Not sure if it was worth the aggravation of attempting something requiring extra-fine motor skills with my sausage fingers! Anyway, you be the judge.
|Regiment in line|
|Guidon from Warflag|
|Guidon bearer and escort|
|One figure had lost his plume, so I cut it off another one to vary the look of the regiment.|
|I love the fact they all come with carbines.|
|Reins visible in profile|