The past few weeks have revealed that - much to my own astonishment - I can actually paint 54mm Napoleonic figures quite quickly and to a tolerable standard. As I indicated in my earlier post, I have been putting off painting these chaps for quite a while but now I'm not sure what I was worried about.
Monday, 31 August 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Being such nice figures painting proceeded quite swiftly and I hope to finish them over the weekend.
Friday, 28 August 2015
A distant view of the Lion Mound.
The other buildings survive and are in good shape after a recent restoration.
The view north.
The recent statue commemorating the defence of Hougoumont.
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Funny Little Wars Yahoo Group offering some slightly down at heel but cheap figures I happily speculated the required tenner. A package soon arrived from Neil P containing not only the apparently random selection above...
...but also these promising looking chaps. They mostly seem to be Timpo figures, several with head swaps. Clearly of some vintage, a fair bit of repair work was required, so I set to with the surgical PVA. While that was drying I addressed the issue of horses - the package had contained only one.Supreme horses - which appear to be from the Italeri moulds. Actually I have riders for them all but the figures from Neil looked much more interesting. I can now report that all of the troopers in the second photo above have been re-horsed and are ready to take the field at Waterloo next month. Photos soon, and thanks again to Neil!