Hi there folks, and welcome to my project log. Here within I will post pictures and ideas regarding my latest (and first really serious) army project, the 24th Cathayan Expeditionaries.
Basically, this is an Empire Horde Army, which is themed on Cathay. I will be using models from Perry Miniatures, and paint them in a redish colour scheme. The three first units are painted, and so is the first cannon, and pictures of them will be posted as soon as I get my hands on a camera.
Now this is going to be a 180-model army, so there is quite a lot to paint, and therefore I am dipping the army. For those of you who do not know what that is, dipping is when you paint the models without highlighting or shading, and then dip it in a laquer of sorts so that they become shaded and high-lighted without you having to do it yourself. With this method I paint 6 models in about an hour, and you can judge about the quality yourselves when I post the pictures.
The army will when finished include 90 spearmen, 40 Free Company, 20 Greatswords, 20 Handgunners, 2 Cannons, 2 Captains on Pegasuses, one mounted BSB and one Wizard Lord. They will be bought and finished in the following order:
10 Handgunners+10 Free Company+1 Cannon and Crew
10 Handgunner+10 Free Company+1 Cannon and Crew
20 Greatswords+10 Free Company
10 Free Company+All the heroes.
I buy them in smaller portions and finish that portion, that is the only way for me to cope with painting such a large army. The first two lines on the list are done, and the models for the third are on their way.