Monday, 24 March 2014

The Five Horsemen

Hello again! :) Here is the awkward third post! The last couple of weeks have been pretty slow, painting wise. I have been pretty busy with real life things, and so my painting time hasn't been as much as I would have liked. Still, I have managed to finish five Marauder Horsemen, so I am pleased about that! I am finding that this blog has been really helping me stay on track, and providing an impetus to ensure that there are at least some new models to show off in each post.

As with all of the units so far, I have learned a lot painting these horsemen. I have definitely improved in painting faces, and I am finally starting to feel a bit more comfortable about doing it. I have also learned that I need to realise that the horse is as much a model to paint as the rider, and will take a reasonable amount of time to finish. These five models really felt like they dragged on towards the end as I kept finding additional things I needed to paint on the horses (which I thought would take no more than a couple of hours to do).

I still really enjoyed painting this unit, and I especially enjoyed the level of character in each of the riders; I still think they are fantastic models and they have made me genuinely excited to get stuck into my marauders. I wasn't able to make a start on the snow bases for the rest of the army, I hope to do this after I finish of this unit of ten horsemen. Time for the pictures! :)

I wanted to make the Marauders much brighter than the Chaos Warriors to emphasise the difference between them.
I wanted to use facets like the colour of hair or the horses to add variety within the unit; again, something very different to the very uniform Chaos Warriors.
I think this guy's face is by far the best I have ever done.
This is definitely my favourite of the helmeted heads.
I think I did a good job of capturing the detail on the nose and mouth of this horseman.
My aim is to finish this unit of horsemen for the next blog post, and then I will make a start on adding the snow to the bases of each of the models in my army. I should really do this before I get too far into the project and it becomes a much bigger job than it needs to be!

Thanks for reading, I'll see you next blog post! :)

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