|North African Spahi trooper and French officer circa 1870.|
I started things off as usual, mounting them up on Paddlepop sticks and base-coating before laying down the base colours.
|Painting just about finished, based up and ready for a good flocking!|
The only other bit of remodeling was the substitute of a rifle for a sword for one of the Spahis (the one holding it aloft). The biggest challenge was painting the Arabian horses - again perhaps licence but I've made them all grays as all the historical pics I've seen have the Spahis mounted on grays.
|They look just as colourful from the back!|
The Spahis were formed in the early 1840s and the native-style uniform remained virtually unchanged from the 1860s until the 1st World War.