After a discussion on the SoA forum that touched on the battle of Magnesia, I was tempted to set up the table last night for another go of the Lost Battles scenario. In looking at the OOB I remembered that I still needed to paint up a couple of units of QRF cataphracts that I had bought for this very battle a few years ago.
Fortunately, half of them were already primed, so I thought I might quickly paint them up and do the battle over the New Year break.
I'm trying a different technique for the armour: metallic paints followed by a wash of Tamiya smoke mixed with a little black. I'm now in the process of painting in the details, but I think it works better than the gray undercoat and wash which I use for lorica hamata and similar.