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PostPosted: Fri 28 Dec 2012 14:56 pm 
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I am pleased with the finished model. Oils certainly add a life like appearance to the horses.

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The most important and obvious thing to do is of course to look at some actual horses first.

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Yes, I said that too  :!:

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Sgt.Squarehead wrote:
Some horses break all the rules.....There's one near us who is jet-black with ivory white mane and tail.  :shock:


There is at least one horse breed that has dark coats and light manes and tails; Black Forest or Abtenauer horses from southern Germany are chestnut with cream (not sure if that's an official horse colour) mane and tail.

I believe they are a light draught horse.

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 Post subject: Re: Painting horses
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I have switched from oils to Vallejo acrylics and keep dry-brushing the horses :arrow:
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Vc: 139 70846 Mahogany Brown / Vc: 131 70981 Orange Brown / Vc: 133 70843 Cork Brown / Vc: 138 70940 Saddle Brown = horse’s under coat
Vc: 140 70984 Flat Brown / Vc: 149 70872 Chocolate Brown / Vc: 150 70822 German Camouflage Black Brown / Vc: 148 70941 Burnt Umber = horse’s coat
Vc: 165 70866 Grey Green = hooves
Vc: 169 70950 Black = horse’s mane
Vc: 170 70861 Glossy Blacky = eyes

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Mar 2015 18:38 pm 
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Trying a slightly different technique this time. I primed the horse with Vallejo Acrylic 74602 Polyurethane Surface Black Primer. I started spraying various brown shades on the horse...
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While the effect was pleasing, it showed up areas that required sanding to eliminate the seams.
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Once this was done I finished off the spraying
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The colours I used were Vallejo Model Air 71026 US Flat Brown, 71029 Dark Earth, 71032 Golden Brown, 71035 Camouflage Light Brown, 71037 Mud Brown & 71038 Camouflage Medium Brown

I then started dry-brushing the horse’s coat.
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The colours I used were Vallejo Model Color 120 70976 Buff, 121 70913 Yellow Ochre, 122 70912 Tan Yellow, 123 70847 Dark Sand, 131 70981 Orange Brown, 133 70843 Cork Brown, 137 70982 Cavalry Brown, 139 70846 Mahogany Brown, 140 70984 Flat Brown & 148 70941 Burnt Umber. I will add to this :spam:

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Mar 2015 18:50 pm 
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Thats very nice Ratch. But I preferred the look before you started the dry-brushing.

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Yes it wasn't too shabby, but not the colouring I want for it :geek:

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Looks very good. I think the pre-dry brushing looks great as well as it happens.
Are your colours based on "real" horses used by the Bengal Lancers? (I have this kit to build and the horse part has put me off to date)

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I have four options with the Lancer's uniform.
    Risaldar Major of the 13th (Duke of Connaught’s) Bengal Lancers (now 6 Lancers, Pakistan Army) 1897.
    Duffadar (Sergeant) of The First Bengal (Lancers) Cavalry. "Skinners Horse".
    Officer 4th Bengal Cavalry
    Officer 3rd Lancers - Hyderbad Contingent
All rode chestnut mounts :wink:
I've also got two more of the 54mm kits :geek:

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i've got a wwi royal horse artillery set and i need some advices for painting it


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i'm new at this and i don't know how to do effects for the horses


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base paint with black, second coat with dark Brown, Highlight with mid Brown.

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