So I finished (save the base) my first mounted model for the Game of Thrones game I’ve got into, A Song of Ice and Fire. This is a Ranger Tracker of the Nights Watch, these champions are the eyes and eyes of the Nights Watch ranging Fire and wide north of the Wall that the Nights Watch guard.
I chose to go for a light brown horse to contrast with the blacks of the rider, and I also applied a fair bit of dirt to the low parts of the rider but not the horse. My logic here is that during scouting and area these chaps would go so far on horse then go by foot crawling through brush and the like, there is even a scene like that in the start of the first book.
The cham was painted in a similar way to my other Nights Watch, contrast blacks over different colours bases to get different shades of black. Hair, face and leather paint in the standard style of base, wash and layers. The horse I used contrast as a base followed by some layers, it’s turned out OK, but not perfect, good enough for a model in a unit of 4.
Next up is the rest of the unit, thinking of doing different horse colours, a chestnut a grey and a dark brown, so off to the Internet to find pics of horses for reference!