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Canadian Militia in Capotes

These guys were great fun to paint.  I didn’t know a thing about Miliciens or Canadian Militia when I started this project over a year ago, but I have found them very interesting since.  The Galloping Major range seems to have embraced them with a passion as I now have 24 of them with completely unique poses and equipment.

In fact that’s one of the most amazing things about this range, I now have over 100 models from this range without a single repeat!  That’s pretty amazing really.  The war was mostly skirmishes so it seems to suit such a fabulous range of figures, and that’s only the irregulars that have been produced so far!

This is the first group of troops that I used my new washing method with.  I read a post on TMP where the author talked about using the wash after he sealed the figures with a glossy sealant.  The idea being that the wash only adds shadows and doesn’t stain the paint.  I have to say that it’s a bit more fiddly, but I like the results quite a bit and I’m sold.  It will add around two days to the finishing process, but one more coat of sealant just adds more protection to the little works of art, right?


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