Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Tarbooshian Cavalry

First unit of 54mm cavalry for the growing forces of HSH The Grand Tarboosh and FLW.

I'm not a big fan of cavalry, though I can see their uses, give me infantry and artillery any day. That said I enjoyed painting these chaps but moving the arm of the flag guy and the officer's head was a nightmare: rock hard plastic. I was going to chop one of the archers to have him firing to his front. Then I thought how much I value my hands and fingers. Then I decided to quit while I was ahead.

The box art (Italerai) said the toy soldiers within were 11th Century Saracens. Not any more they're not:

On their way to the TVAG flag shop

With flag touched by the hand of HSH The GT



  1. Lovely stuff! Did they take paint OK? My own Italeri Mamelukes were a bit of a struggle in that respect.

  2. Thanks, Tim :-) What I do is this:

    1. Wash/dry figures

    2. Coat figures with PVA or similar glue.

    3. Paint with acrylics

    4. Seal with gloss varnish from Wilkos

    Hope this helps you!


  3. Same as my process. I just found the Italeri figures a challenge - despite three washes!