Monday, December 20, 2021

HaT Gallic Cavalry


I painted four of the HaT 1/32 scale (54mm) Celtic or Gallic cavalry figures as a test run for a larger 24-36 figure unit for my Punic Carthaginian with my Celts on foot, I had to select several plaid themes to work on so that I can apply them to the larger hoard of Gallic cavalry that I’m contemplating. I think that this test batch works out nicely and I look forward to painting the next dozen that I’ve assembled and await spray primer.

For plastic cavalry figures, I attach the rider to the horse prior to priming the figures. I place a small ball of green epoxy putty on the underside of the rider and then squirt on a gob of Aileen’s Tacky Glue to affix the figure to the horse. My understanding is that tacky glue is the only kind of glue that will hold soft plastic parts together. Then I reinforce the bond with the epoxy putty and let it dry overnight.

I use regular acrylic paint on my 54mm plastic figures and give them two spray coatings of gloss primer to seal the paint.

I’m looking forward to painting more Gallic cavalry. The figures have very dynamic poses and are fun to paint. Celts/Gauls are one of my favorite Allie’s to paint for my Punic Army given how colorful they look.


  1. Love these figures, very dramatic poses and a great paint job as always .

  2. Very nice indeed. I have a load of these figures in 20mm

  3. These have turned out very nicely indeed.

  4. Beautifully painted and spirited poses!

  5. Lovely elegant looking cavalry Jim a Merry Christmas to one and all.

    Stay safe and happy gaming,

  6. These look brilliant, Jim! I am interested in your comments about fixing the rider to the horse, too.

    All the best to you and your family for a very Happy, Holy and safe Christmas celebration.

    Cheers, Rohan.