Friday, 28 October 2016

Some French French and others.

Hello, it's me again. Just a few progress pictures this time. First up are two photo's of some figures I picked up at the Plastic Warrior Show a couple of years back, and have just got round to finishing them. They are Marins of the Garde. They are, I think quite attractive models and I was only able to get theses four marins, although I also obtained various others from the same manufacturer; mostly staff officer types and some dismounted Chasseurs a Cheval of the Garde. There were some really nice eagle bearers but I missed out on those - he who hesitates misses out (on those.) The bases are marked "BEVERLY" and I wonder if they are some sort of product related give-away? Whatever, they are a real bonus in depicting this unit in  plastic for the first time?

Next the first part of a squadron of Carabiniers. I really like this striking uniform and the pouch belts are great fun to paint...........

Finally some British Hussars comprising an officer and trooper - work in progress - and a completed trooper, another painting challenge for my poor old eyes.

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More soon, thanks and stay safe.


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Some work in progress and other animals

A long delay since the last post, a number of factors contributed to this, but no excuses, better late than never?

I decided to post a couple of work in progress figures, Firstly are two household cavalrymen made mostly from Helmet parts, the arms however, are from Historex spares. As the owner of Helmet I feel that I should be honest with my views on the products, so here goes..... Most of the mounted figures once built and painted look good enough, some are excellent, the arms are, I think, a weak point as they are a bit short and weedy. The second potential downside is the sheer effort need to make the kits, each of these chaps took over 40 "glueings"to complete; and superglue seems to stick where not wanted and not stick where required. The belts are cut from the metal foil from red wine bottles, which can be fiddly to get right. The end results are I think worth the effort, see painted figure to the left, although slow to achieve...... I guess you take your choice.

The French Chasseur is a metal model on a horse made from some sort of resin, they are available in the UK from a chain called The Works at the crazy price of £1! Therefore I was unable to resist. The choice is limited and they need a bit of work - get it(?) hence the greenstuff and pipe cleaner additions, but at one pound each...... I'll post pictures once these have been painted.

Lastly are two pictures of completed models, the colonel and colour party from my one and only completed regiment, although this runs to nearly 150 figures.

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Thanks, more later.