Sunday, 15 April 2012

Some old American Civil War zouaves painted around 10 years ago now.
A company of Coldstream Guards for the Crimea again old figures of about 6 years vintage.
Troopers of the 4th Light Dragoons, Light Brigade engage with Russian Hussars.
Hi Dave M! Is it just you and me out there?

Sunday, 1 April 2012

More Light Brigade - WIP

More pictures of the Light Brigade project this time.
First picture shows two almost complet 17th Lancers on Hat horses with adjusted saddles and sheepskins.
Second photo is a close-up of two character figures, Captains Nolan and Morris, both are based on HELMET bits with wine bottle foil belts and greenstuff additions. Nolan has a metal head, which perhaps explains his erratic behaviour on the day, Morris ' head is, ironically, from an AIP Russian built up with greenstuff, I have yet to sculpt his sheepskin. Sword is from a pin, later to be bulked out with thick paint, see next photo.
Third picture shows the two characters plus an officer from the 11th Hussars. Note that Nolan's horse had had a head swap and that my noble captain with carry the order from Lord Raglan forever!

Finally, two Light Dragoons and Trooper Vahey the butcher from the 17th Lancers. The Light Dragoons are from HELMET bits as before with pin swords and wire caplines saddles from greenstuff. Vahey also has a metal head, greenstuff hat, apron etc and arms from an old Airfix 8th Army kit. One source I researched says he rode a Russian officer's horse, hence the saddle on this model.
"Lord Raglan says the cavalry is to advance immediately."