Here’s the second part of my most recent commission paintjobs: a unit of eight Breton cavalry painted up as early crusaders.
There’s nothing special about these models at all; it’s just tunics, trousers, a helmet and a round shield. The commissioner wanted earthy tones for the models themselves, so I went with a variety of bone colours plus some light grey. I did add some small red and orange accents on scabbards and the like, but these were kept to a minimum.
I really like how the shield designs turned out – they were the commissioner’s idea, and while he’s very much a laissez-faire (or laissez-peindre in this case?) fellow, he asked for this design specifically. The white’s just plain white, and the blue is a basecoat of teclis blue with a highlight of lothern blue. Again, very simple stuff.
That’s it for today, dear readers. I’ve been painting horses today for both ACW and Pike&Shotte cavalrymen, so these will be appearing on the blog shortly. I also have some crossbowmen left for this commission – and I will be paid along the lines of several Perry early crusades blisters. In short: there are a plenty more saracen-slaughterers on the horizon!