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Monday, May 23, 2011

Noble Indostani Cavalry

After the recent poll on whether to use a flash when photographing miniatures returned a fairly mixed response I have decided to return to photo taking without the flash. Most people said they would use it on occasion when necessary, but those who voted no, outweighed those that said yes. I am happy with the advice.

Below are some recent paints of what I am dubbing, Noble Indostani Cavalry. They are actually Foundry Mounted Sikh Nobles, but are close enough. They were actually pretty good to paint and with a good part of them being chain, relatively easy. They do require a bit of planning with their coloring, but should allow me to go even more garish in the future. The rightmost guy has parts of his plate painted green, which makes for a nice change to the all metal look. I have about 20 or so more of these guys to do, half of whom have lances. They are painted with Army Painter and the pics were taken without a flash. (Click the images to enlarge)



12 comments:

greatwhitezulu said...

Great work!

The Angry Lurker said...

Good figures, great pictures.

Ray Rousell said...

Lovely figures!!!

Giles said...

Beautiful painting, Furt, as always.

Giles

kingsleypark said...

Very nice looking figures

DeanM said...

Great looking figures, Dean

A J said...

Very nice figures, sir. I'm looking forward to pics of the whole band.

Fitz-Badger said...

Very nice work on the figures! Flashless photos seem to work just fine.

BigMike said...

Do you use the colors for anything beyond decoration? Like to denote political/military affiliation during the game?

Furt said...

Thanks for all the comments guys. BigMike - With these cavalry I do not intend to use color to denote anything other than individuality. I do intend to use colored uniforms for the Indostani foot troops though, to denote military units, like here http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com/2010/11/purple-indostani-regulars.html

Conrad Kinch said...

Cracking stuff - still uncertain about the flash.

Big D said...

Furt please stop with the cavalry!! im getting nightmares!!
think i need to get some light dragoons....or bigger guns...