First up are some of my Little Lead Soldier company figures. I painted these up as Royalists. I also made a version of Peter Gilder's Gentleman Pensioners, but I did err in the numbers and in the banner. I blame my watching Family Guy while painting. A Minifigs Charles the First is in attendance.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
I had a large number of Airfix Waterloo French Cuirassier about, and many spare horses. As a lot of you know, the plastic can get brittle with age. Typically, I use a pin vice drill and some florist wire to help mount the Airfix horses onto a wooden base, in this case a domino. But brittleness can mean actually splitting a horse in two with drilling. So I cast about for a solution and decided upon the Giant horses from Thailand. That left the sheepskins and shebraques. So I made them with plasticene. I chose a common pose, not a really nice one, but I used them up in this way. I made a regiment of 24 with 6 extras, a trumpeter, an elite company trumpeter in a white bearskin, 2 officers, and 2 special officers, a senior in bicorne and a fanciful one with an animal skin shebraque.
I also made some earlier figures and terrain. This is a Vauban gateway based on a model of Ian Weekly, featured in Miniature Wargames.
This is a small Napoleonic unit of Chasseurs A Cheval. They are the Thailand cowboys with plasticene additions.