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Pike and Shotte Mounted Commander in Armor

By Michael Cannon / November 30, 2012
English Civil War Mounted Commander
English Civil War Mounted Commander

English Civil War Mounted Commander

English Civil War Mounted Commander

English Civil War Mounted Commander

Another of the mounted commanders that I worked on while up late with bronchitis. I do not remember what line he comes from but he was a lot of fun to paint.1

This time I tried to paint the horse as a Grullo, a breed with a smoky grey color, black mane and tail, and black legs. They sometimes have dorsal bliack lines as well but the saddle would have covered it up.

The bush is a lot greener than I had intended as when the hardening glue dried, it did not soak into the bush as well as before (too much water) so I had to drybrush a little more green on it. Of course, the paint was a brighter green.

Since he is a “brigade” commander for Pike and Shotte, I mounted him on a round base.

I used Army Painter Matte Spray and you can see that I have some of the same spotting problems as before. My research has indicated that it comes from holding the can of paint *too* far away from the miniature and so some of the matte drys before it hits the figure and spots the cover. That makes sense so i will try using it one more time.

1 This looks like the Oliver Cromwell figure from the ECW-37 pack by Old Glory Miniatures.

Product
Old Glory Mounted Commander
Type
Pewter Miniature
Product Author
Old Glory Miniatures
Reviewed by
 on November 30, 2012
Rating
Price
10 Mounted Figures for $25.00

Summary

Nicely sculpted miniature, good production values.
About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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