Monday, 11 June 2012

El Cid Andalusian Heavy Cavalry

Not a bad set but not one of the best. For a start the horses are too thin and the riders legs are spread too wide, meaning they don´t sit properly in the saddle. A couple of the horse poses have a lot of extra plastic between the back legs meaning a bit of knifework.
The riders legs are leaning a bit to the short side.., the one with the lance, his legs look way too short.
Stil..a usefull set for building a Moorish army

I haven´t bothered with putting any Arabic writing on the shields yet.

17 comments:

  1. They don't look too bad at all Paul...

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  2. Painting can do justice to these guys too - writings on the shield would add that extra bit. Do these faults mean you're going to convert some?

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    1. Thank Andrew
      I´ve converted one already but there are some sets where you can convert and convert, think you´ve run out of ideas and a while later you see another possibility and some sets, this being one of them where there doesn´t seem to be a lot of possibilities. I might do some swopping of parts between this and the Spanish cav or the Almoravid sets.
      Cheers
      paul

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  3. Sculptural gripes aside, you have certainly done a splendid job on them Paul.

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  4. Well done Paul!!!!! love this paint tooooooooo much!!!!!!

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  5. Great job. Nice touch with the white muzzle.

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  6. I think they look pretty good too. Nicely painted, great job.

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  7. Maybe not the best set, but you did a great job on them! I like the colours!

    PS: thanks for the tips on these figures. Now I know where I have to look when I start painting them! ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. Thanks Peter.
      There´s more tips to come..the light cav were the same and as for the 17th lancers......The horror..the horror!
      Cheers
      paul

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  8. :D I'm with Peter!!
    You know, these guys had short legs indeed, that's why they were in the cavalry! They weren't fast enough for the infantry! :P

    Cheers

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  9. nice work paul. you make nearly all sets look good

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  10. Very colourful and great conversions.

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  11. Very nice looking minis Paul !

    best regards Michael

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  12. Whatever the quality of the sculpts, the end result is superb.

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  13. Well done! A nice result.

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