Some Union Cavalry

A while back I was given part of a box of Perry ACW cavalry as part of a payment for commission painting. As with the Zouaves I painted recently, I wanted to curb the backlog for this project as much as possible, and so here they are.

Plastics by Perry Miniatures.

Plastics by Perry Miniatures.

On this unit I tried out another of GW’s recent colour spray cans, namely guilliman blue (or girly man blue, if you play Ultramarines). The horses were basecoated black, but the riders received this blue undercoat. The jackets were then drybrushed caledor sky, and the trousers were drybrushed lothern blue then blue horror, before the riders received a drakenhof nightshade wash. All other areas were handled as I tend to handle them.

The yellow piping was a nightmare to get right, of course.

The yellow piping was a nightmare to get right, of course.

Still, that’s them done. I’ll be looking to expand somewhat on this fledgling ACW collection in 2015, at which point this unit will be doubled in size, complete with a horse holder and dismounted cavalrymen. Thank God the Perrys have a wonderful range for these guys.

Stay tuned as I have another batch of cavalry charging onto the blog tomorrow. Yee-haw.

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