Wednesday, 17 September 2008

New units.

Before taking a break from painting cavalry I decided to paint one more batch of 48; four units of Seljuk horse archers. Based three to a 60mm x 90mm stand with four stands per unit they have the look of loose order cavalry. No picture of all four units together, but the following shots give an idea of what they look like and how I patterned some of the clothes with simple 'spot' and 'diamond' designs.






This week, fed up to back teeth with horses, I churned out three units of 'Turkish' foot. Very easy to paint! The Azerbaijanis have had some of their swords removed and replaced with spears to make them more 'Turcoman'. I liked painting these so much I'm going to splash out on another unit or two - they took less than 20 minutes each!


Next I plan to do some Arab foot. 148 of them. Two units of (30) Ahdath, two units of (20)Muttatawwia and 4 units of (12) archers. Then more cavalry - ARGHHHHHHHH!

5 comments:

Milton said...

20 Min!? is that per unit? You definitely should have an entry on painting...

JAMES ROACH said...

I wish! I paint for a living. Cor blimey - I'd be retired by now.

Per figure.

James

oldschool said...

Hi James. Just found your blog, fantastic! Beautifully painted figures as always and glad to see you have kept he faith with PK. Can I ask what colours you used on the bases of the turcoman foot. Cheers
Pat

JAMES ROACH said...

Hi Pat,

there is a basing posting coming up on this site on the 20th. All revealed, including colours.

James

oldschool said...

Huzzah!