The figures below represent one of the few 'Cuirassier' regiments of the ECW.
I've recently been reading a variety of books/ pamphlets on the Battle of Cropredy Bridge 29th June 1644. I decided to paint the cuirassiers as Hesilrigg's 'lobsters' who were present at the said battle. These were so named because of the style of their 3/4 armour.
I find ECW cuirassiers very charismatic figures and have always liked painting them.
I painted these in 2 parts. Firstly the horses using the oil wipe method. Then the rider (seperately) using a Matt black undercoat. I intended to do a step through for these but I painted them faster than I could photo them! I also wanted to see how they looked before I did a painting guide. When/if I find some more cuirassiers I'll hopefully do a guide which I can also use to show how I paint horses (many of you already know and use this method but I've had quite a few requests to show how I paint them!)
What I like, with the finished result, is the way the Brown (horses), black armour and the orange scarfs compliment each other to give the effect I was after.
A few close-ups.
The figures are Bicorne with the odd Renegade. Flag/cornet by GMB Flags.