Tuesday, 23 August 2016

My Kingdom for a Horse

For most of recorded history armies have used cavalry and it follows that my Cuties need to be able to be mounted on horses.  This presented a problem.  Given they have no legs, how would they sit on it?  Another practical problem is that horses, having four legs, are more complicated to model and make moulds for.

After some thought I realised the obvious solution, the Cuties are egg shaped, it followed that their mounts should be egg cups.  Placing all four legs of the horse egg cup together as a central supporting column made modelling and making moulds simple.  Problem solved!

A happy side effect of this decision is that it greatly simplifies painting the finished horsemen.  With no saddles, trousers, boots or stirrups, cavalry becomes as easy to paint as infantry.

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