Sunday, 9 October 2016
Some work in progress and other animals
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.