Prince Rupert's Regiment of Foot
I really enjoyed painting the commanding officer; the pose is dramatic and the "pistol" proof on the breast plate is a nice touch. The English Civil War range from Foundry was sculpted by the Perry twins.
On a honest note, I did find myself challenged with the positioning of the arms of the plastic figures. There are multiple options for assembly and it took a while for my "modeling" skills to get the arms and muskets positioned correctly.
As the uniforms, except for the officers, are plain, I decided to try some speed painting with essentially just one base color over figures that were primed black. I then used some washes to bring out the details and give the figures some depth. The actual painting of the figures took longer than I anticipated. I found trying to keep track of which piece of equipment was hanging from which strap a challenge in keeping the color consistent on a figure.
I cut 60mm x 60mm stands from wood purchased from the local Hobby Lobby. The basing material is pumice which I let dry overnight before painting. Using Citadel's old range of paints the base was painted with Scorched Brown and dry brushed with Bestial Brown followed by another dry brushing of Bone White. Thin down some white glue, spread it around and then sprinkle some static grass and presto!
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