Monday, 5 May 2014

Horse Painting

I recently spent some time reading over my copy of Kevin Dallimore's Wargames Foundry painting book. In particular I re-read the section on painting horses. I have about 160 cavalry to paint for my War of the Roses collection!

I have spent some time preparing the horses ready for their 'oil' coat. For the darker horses I'll be using a black oil paint mixed with a little whit spirit. For the lighter colour horses I'll be using a burnt umber. This is my first foray into using oils on horses. I am keen to see what I can achieve.

I will post a couple of pictures as they progress!


  1. Good luck - it will be interesting to see how they progress.

  2. If its any good, when I used to paint my horses with oils, I tended to undercoat them with a deep yellow or a burnt orange, and then slapped the burnt umber on. When it came to wiping the umber off you got a richer colour, better than a white undercoat.
    Thanks Robbie

  3. I need to go out and get myself a small range of enamels for the base coats. First enamels I'll have bought in years!