Spanish Dragoons

Recently my collection has been growing in too many areas as once again, I have been drawn into looking through the “to be painted pile”. To be fair these have been sat on my painting shelf for the last 4 months partly done but I finally dragged myself away from other areas to finish them.

I think the issue was how to paint Yellow, a lot of it and yet still look good? After a few false starts I settled on “Miniature Paints’ – Mustard” with a wash of Army Painter strong wash.

They are from the Elite Miniatures range and they were bought to go with my Spanish collection. The figures are not some of the best I have ever seen from Elite but they are the only ones they make. The choice of pose is poor; one officer, musician, standard and trooper. The detail on the trooper is less defined, when compared to their normal quality.

Numancia Dragoon Regiment

Like most Spanish dragoons the uniform was Yellow, a lot of yellow. Trousers, jackets with red turn backs, waistcoats. The only distinction was the facing colours on the collar, cuffs and lapels. In this case Black. Saddle cloth and pistol holders in yellow with white edging. Bicorn black edged in white with red cockade and plume.

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2 responses to “Spanish Dragoons

  1. briansmaller

    Hi
    I am just about to start painting the same figures. I was going to do yellow by base-coating in GW Balor Brown or Zamesi Desert then going over with an actual light yellow. Will have a play and see how it comes out. Really glad I found your examples – some inspiration for me.
    Cheers
    Brian

    • Brian.
      Like you I had a few attempts at different styles.
      I have painted a few since and an undercoat of Army paint spray Desert Yellow and dry brushed mustard worked well.
      Hope they are the first of many, Spain gets very little representation on the tabletop. I think.
      Regards
      Graham

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