Hello again faithful readers. I am going to present to you today the reason I had to post a filler post the other week. I have finally finished the Rough Riders. I have posted several work in progress posts on these guys in the past, from the time I built the first guy to the time I painted the horses. Last weekend was the Buffalo Beef and Wing Brawl. A local singles, highlander tournament held by a the Beef and Wing game club. It's always a blast and this year it was the only tournament I attended. So, I finally had a true reason to push these through as painting is judged.
|The entire squad.|
I have always wanted to have a cavalry squad, despite how poor they are cost wise. Point for point I am better off using something else, but it's guys riding horses in the year 40,000 anf they have explosive lances. They're just too 40k to pass up.
|Standard bearer and Sergeant. No real rules for the flag but hey, it looks cool.|
Painting the horses was a challenge as I have never had to paint anything remotely similar. I tried to add variety with the sergeant having the fanciest looking horse. That said I feel now I could have done a better job.
|These guys are also holding their pistols. One has a wounded arm and the other a bionic hand.|
One thing I think I have improved during painting this squad is the process for infantry flesh. I wrote down what I did so that I can repeat it and I think that of all of my squads they have the best flesh.
|Magnetized riders with lances.|
Two of the riders have megnetized arms allowing them to carry their lances, meltaguns, or plasma guns. I scratch built all of the lances from some skeleton spears and plasticard. The legs I bought from Curious Constructs.
|With Melta guns.|
|With plasma guns|