Despite the lack of obvious evidence in the form of Blog posts...I have been plugging away at a number of hobby projects but have failed to finish anything of late that is worth writing a post about....
...So I'll do a quick post about my continued efforts to find decent horses for my 3rd ed Brets....and show that I actually have been painting.
I've never been a big fan of Citadel's plastic horses...They vary drastically in proportion depending on release date and the number of variants possible is usually quite low. For this reason I've been searching high and low for some decent metal horses that I could mount my knights on. After a detailed discussion of this topic on the Oldhammer Forum...and encouragement by fellow Oldhammerers who have trod a similar path I've placed a sizable order for 20 metal, barded horses in a number of poses from Front Rank Miniatures...
...and they showed up while I was away for Turkey day! here is what I received.
As you can see there is quite a variety of poses and types of barding. I particularly like the inclusion of some chain mail barding...which you never see on Citadel horses. In the upper left hand corner you can see my first "test fit" with an actual figure....In this case one of the superb third edition mounted character models from the Bretonian range.
Here is a close up...I think he fits pretty well!
Here is a shot that shows how these Front Rank horses stack up against their citadel competitors. 3rd ed on the left...Front Rank in the Center...and 5th edition horse on the right.
In this photos you can see that the Front Rank horse is slightly smaller than the 3rd ed horse...but only slightly...and some of the difference can be attributed to pose which is much more dynamic and interesting to look at IMO. It is even close in size to the 5th ed horse...which is quite large.
And here are a couple of better pics of the knight you see above.
...and here is why....I have ten 5th edition knights that will be looking for mounts soon!
More on them soon!