I have finally got these Carabiniers complete enough to take part in a tabletop battle.
Here's how they look.
Once I had finished the 'grey' in my previous post I painted all the other horses as 'blacks', well actually a 'leather black' which is an exceedingly dark brown and then gave them the faintest of highlight with a dark grey. The tack was painted in a true black to make it stand out from the horseflesh.
I glued them in pairs on 50mm square plasticard bases, textured them with a variety of gravel, sand and household filler. I added paint to taste, matt varnish, some tufts and self adhesive magnetic tape underneath.
While they were drying I glued the riders onto some plastic sprue. This allows them to be turned to any angle during painting.
It was a simple job to glue the riders in place after scraping off some of the paint at the points of contact. The grey plastic and the grey overalls hid any errors.
I think they look fine.
I now have to have a think about whether to add the carbines. Will I be able to find a good enough contact point for a strong glue join. That's a problem for tomorrow!
What do you guys think?