Creeping ever closer to the culmination of my Tales from Pendawar project the latest elements to successfully make it across the painting desk and into GHQ are a battery of Horse Artillery, styled the Bhyklawar Horse Artillery, a unit of European volunteer artillery drawn from the higher strata of Bhyklawar society. Some of you may recognise the figures as the venerable Foundry rendition of the Bengal Horse Artillery, sculpted back in the day by one or other of the Perrys for the company's Sikh Wars range.
I've played fast and loose with the uniforms to suit my imaginations setting for the project, choosing to paint the jackets to partly mirror those of the 20th Light Dragoons completed last month. The helmets are white metal/tin and the horsehair comb and tuft are Foundry Boneyard light over Arctic Grey shade. The lace covering the jackets' front, cuff and seam trim is really beyond my hand and eye now so I do hope you'll view them in that context, please? I painted it by trying to carefully dry brush the Ochre middle shade with the side of my size 0 brush and then over brushing that with the light shade in the Ochre triad. The few buttons which survived the mold- making/casting process I picked out with a spot of Brass.
With these completing the journey into GHQ I come to the Eureka revolutionary French infantry gifted me at a now seemingly distant Partizan by Aly Morrison. They will form a European infantry unit, raised from French ner-do-wells, in the service of Typoo Bhyka. The figures are really nice, with a pleasing amount of detail common nowadays to most ranges of 28mm figures, so I expect it'll be a little while before you see any progress I can post.