Rohirim – The horse Lords project is progressing. There are 27 Horses and 26 riders in this batch. I have prepared the horses ready for the can of primer paint and the following Air Brush gun for he base colouring. Preparation of these was extensive for a large batch job. Normally I would get more detailed in conversion work but I have left these pretty much stock standard and where the repairs were made they are for function not beauty. I’ll walk through the process plus comments..
- Horses were bought and luckily most of all them were not glued together (amazing I know) and neither glued to bases or painted in any way.
- Some were broken at the typically one foot used to anchor he model to the base. These where pinned back together at the ankle and a wire stay was pinned through the torso to base to give real support.
- All flash and sprue that was badly left on the models were removed with a hobby blade. These horses had been crudely removed from the sprue but at least not ripped from the sprue.
- Each horse half was filed to remove mold lines and align the body half’s nicely. Wen painted you won’t see a line up the horse leg or along any belly or back.. they definatly don’t look like horse wearing hose.
- Each half was glued on the joint faces with plastic cement and firmly pressed together to weld the model together.
- The body is again filed along the glue extrusion lines.
- Loosely fitted to the bases and standing ready for priming and base coating.