Re: What is the best way /tool for holding a cavalry figure while painting?
I also paint my plastic cavalrymen the same way Wayne has mentioned. I find this easy enough and convienient. Most sprues have the figures held between the inner legs and also by the upper body. I trim off the sprue from the upper body, and put a sort of pre cut in the area where held between the legs, not enough to seperate it completely but enough to create a weak link. Then once painted i can remove the figure a bit easier.
However, I have yet to find a way im happy with of painting metal cavalrymen (Newline/Kennington etc) which are loose without any sort of sprue. Id be interested in knowing how others paint figures like this.
At the moment i just hold the heads, paint the majority of the figure, glue to a finished horse & then finish off painting the cavalryman.