Sunday, 14 April 2013

Carthaginian Cavalry

These miniatures from Newline Designs features two variations of the same pose, one bearded and the other shaven. There is only one pose for the horse although the command figure sits on another style of horse that came with that code. I attempted to introduce some variety by bending the spear arms but overdone it as some of the arms look odd now. Also there was a bit of a disaster with the varnish going cloudy even though I gave it a good shake and stir. It was some wilko's matt varnish and it worked fine with the Celtic foot. I've since returned back to Vallejo matt varnish. Apart from that they painted fine and quite quickly thanks to the simple colour scheme.   


  1. Very nice stuff! Like the standard bearer hiding in the back!

  2. Those look great. A very nice unit! (and I love Carthaginians!)

    A quick tip on the clouding of the varnish: Run your spray can under hot water to get it very warm before using. I have found this really helps eliminate the clouding.

    Love your blog!

  3. Thanks for the tip, would this work with a paint on varnish?