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Thursday, 26 December 2013

Review and Painting - Irregular Miniatures Pack Horses and Cart

Hi all,
 
In this article I will be looking at a simple two-wheeled horse drawn cart, and a pair of pack horses, from Irregular Miniatures 25/28mm range.
 
The cart has a rrp of £5.20 (with assorted cargo, not pictured).
The pack horses are rrp £4.20 for the pair (with 2 handlers, not pictured).


 
The Cart
 
The cart is a solid piece of sculpting, one thing that Irregular has going for themselves is that they don't skimp on the material. With a little trimming the whole cart fits together nicely, with no parts feeling fragile or like they will snap under pressure.
 


You cant really go far wrong with the painting - a full coat of dark brown is all that is required.
 


A model like this is better finished using a 'dry-brush' technique. Use increasing lighter shades of brown until you are happy with the result. The metal wheel supports are all the detail that is required.
 

 
The Pack Horses
 
As with the cart, both these models are solid pieces, weighty enough to feel of value. Size wise they would sit fine alongside most 28mm ranges.
 
A note on the quality of sculpt - Irregular have always had a 'lower-end' image when it comes to quality of sculpts. The more laden pack horses is a good example of this. The assorted gear is a little tricky to pick out what is flash and what is detail. I must stress though, this is not a major issue, it just requires a little effort to cut to shape.
 

 
 
 
I wanted to try and demonstrate a variety of colours for the 3 horses, and so went with a dark brown, a light brown and a chestnut. 
 
 
 
The models are straight forward to paint. There isn't much detail on the satchels/bags  that the horses carry and surfaces are generally round and smooth. This makes anything special a little tricky but not impossible.



Thanks for reading.

If you like the models you can find them for sale on the Irregular Miniatures website - http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/

If you are looking for a painter, please consider using 'Marching in Colour', this commission would have only cost £10 (4x £2.50)

Chris



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