Category: Painting Guide


Archiduque Gallery of 28mm First Carlist War Figures

Archiduque Painting Service have done some lovely work painting up Perry 28mm Carlist War figures. They kindly sent over some samples:

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Wargamers Guide to Horse Colours

A long time ago I read a great article about horse colours in one of the Wargaming magazines. I’ve forgotten who wrote it or where it appeared but I’ve remembered the contents. Basically it was an overview of horse colours and markings for a wargaming audience. Just as a refresher for myself I thought I’d write my version of that long lost article. I’m not trying to document all horse colours, just the ones to focus on for wargaming. If you want to know more then check out Wikipedia: Equine Coat Color and Wikipedia: Horse Markings.

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Wargaming Painting Guides and Galleries

There are a number of period specific painting guides and galleries around the site so I thought I’d list them. The vast majority of my (Steven’s) figures are painted using the Black Undercoat Method.

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Steven’s Peninsular French Army

A few snaps of my French army for the Peninsular War. Nominally they are for my Albuera Project although I’ve not much to show for them just yet.

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Steven’s Peninsular British Army

A few snaps of my British army for the Peninsular War. Nominally they are for my Albuera Project although I’ve not much to show for them just yet.

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Steven’s Dutch Army

My Dutch Revolt army was the first army that Roland Davis painted for me. In fact it was the second Dutch Revolt army Roland had painted in a row. He had previously painted this army for John Mclennan. I saw John’s army at a Wargames Tournament in New Zealand, fell in love with it, and asked Roland to paint one for me. Which he did. He was, I understand, a little tired with the Dutch by the end of it. These chaps can do service in the latter part of the Eighty Years’ War or in the Thirty Years’ War.

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28mm Rif War figures from Rif Raf Miniatures

If 28mm is your thing then have a look at the superb Rif Wars figures from Rif Raf Miniatures. They have a good sized collection already and it is growing. They focus on the 1920s. Richard Ansell is the sculptor and the casting is done by Griffin Moulds Ltd.

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Peninsular War Painting Guide: British Foot

This covers all the infantry that wore British uniform, including:

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Painting Guide for the Portuguese Colonial War

Portuguese Shirt 1970s Vertical Lizard Camouflage

This is both a uniform guide and a painting guide for the Portuguese Colonial War. It covers the Portuguese forces and the insurgents.

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WW2 Painting Guide: Panzers

Some rough notes about painting Panzers during World War II. This is one of my WW2 Painting Guides.

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Punic War Painting Guide – Spanish

This covers the Iberians (inc Balearic), Celtiberian and Lusitani. Check out my Field of Glory Ancient Spanish Army for more photos.

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Punic War Painting Guide – Roman

Split into Poor (basically infantry) and Rich (i.e. cavalry, officers, and generals).

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Macedonian and Successor Painting Guide

This covers Macedonians, Seleucids, Ptolomaics etc. The core of my army is Seleucid and the photos reflect this.

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Punic War Painting Guide – Numidian

A painting guide for Numidians that fought for and against Rome.

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Punic Wars Painting Guide – Italian

As Roman Infantry except:

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