Sunday, 13 March 2016

From TamsinP - 15mm Crusties Cavalry (16 points)

Another teensy-weensy entry for today - just four more Crusties; this time not armoured but mounted. As before, the figures are from GZG.

The shells of the Crusties were done by painting a base colour (Middlestone, Iraqi Sand, Medium Grey or Tan Earth) followed by a sepia wash. Their crustacean mounts had a basecoat of Khaki for the the fleshy parts, the upper shell is Hull Red spotted with Saddle Brown, the shell on the legs and arms are Saddle brown dotted with Hull Red; the whole bug was then washed with sepia. To finish, the whole was given a coat of satin varnish, apart from the sting which got a coat of gloss varnish.

Some close-ups:

For points, four 15mm cavalry = 16 points.

These alien cavalry figures are very, very cool Tamsin. I really like the mottled brown of the mounts' shell carapace set against the vibrant colours of the riders' saddles and their weaponry. The basing, like your previous infantry in this series, is excellent as well. It reminds me of a beach where the tidal wash has just receded. Lovely work.


  1. Well these guys give me the creeps, especially their mounts. Well done Tamsin.

  2. Excellent work Tamsin they look like they come out of the garden. very believable and Natural looking.

  3. Nice stuff! Never seen shrimp cavalry before :) Great sculpts!

  4. Awesome. The giant land prawns look really natural in those colours. Cheers

  5. Crusty cavalry? That's awesome. Well done Tamsin.

  6. strange creatures???? but nice painting!

  7. @ Curt - glad you like them. For the mounts, I wanted a colour and look that would complement the Crusties, and with the larger shell areas I thought that a bit of mottling would make them look more interesting :)

    @ Ray - cheers! :)

    @ Peter - you wouldn't want to meet them whilst out for a walk :)

    @ Clint - thanks! I wanted them to look natural :)

    @ Fran - cheers! :)

    @ Martin - indeed! :)

    @ Samuli - nor had I until these boys came along :)

    @ DaveD - thanks! :)

    @ Chasseur - cheers! :)

    @ Brendon - I thought they'd look best if they were fairly natural :)

    @ Phil - thanks! :)

    @ Greg - they are an interesting and different troop option :)

    @ Gilles - merci! As for strangeness...well, they are aliens! :)

  8. I haven't seen these before! I like my crusties and do want to get them some support.

  9. They look grand, Tamsin! I can see where you are reminded of distinct 9 in them too. I may have to get a modest force of these fellows!