Saturday, August 4, 2012

British Officer, 1st Madras Light Cavalry - SK Bust

As if I don't have enough projects going at the moment I have placed a priority on completion of the box art for this new release from SK Miniatures. Carl Reid has once again created a masterful depiction of an Officer in the 1st Madras Light Cavalry. The British subject is extremely colorful and the pose is wonderful. Cast in 8 grey resin pieces, the kit is easy to clean and assemble. My only change was the angular cut to the base pedestal so as to use one of my Thomas Art bust bases. The texture of the base matches the texture of the pedestal nicely. I will be painting the right hand seperately, but I chose to assemble the two arms on the torso feeling I could paint them as a unit. Many will choose to paint the arms seperately but I didn't want to have to worry about the join after having completed painting.

The piece was primed using black automotive primer on the underside and white automotive primer on the top. This is the first primer shot as it points out areas that need a bit more prep before painting. As always I will begin with the flesh and the jacket before tackling all the silver lace work.

The Illustration below will give an idea of the colorful subject.

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