Monday, 30 May 2016

Yet more 1/32 napoleonics...

Back in January, Will (he of this splendid blog) mentioned he'd found some random 1/32 figures. These found their way to me with the help of an intermediary (thanks Mark) and I've now managed to  carry out the required repairs and rebasing on the chaps I'm keeping, after passing a few on.
These three figures are the - from left - a French line infantryman made from the old Airfix kit, the Emperor himself who is an Historex kit, and Prince Poniatowski, a Polish gentleman who became a Marshal of France. No doubt this had the other Marshals grumbling about immigrants from Eastern Europe taking their jobs..
All three figures have had a few loose bits reattached, been based on my customary bits of mdf and topped off with a good coat of gloss varnish. They'll be nice additions to my French forces in the game planned for September. There's also a British Rifleman - again an Airfix kit.
Thanks again Will!


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Big for sure
Sharp Practice II rules?

Tim Gow said...

I expect the Frenchies will see action in September's Funny Little Wars game - the follow-up to last year's Waterloo epic.

Conrad Kinch said...

They look great Tim. Do you use water based varnish?

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
It's either Ronseal or B&Q. Indoor gloss varnish. So yes, I think it is water based as I've not yet been overcome by the fumes!

Captain Nolan said...

Are you interested in some "Sovietski Collection" Napoleonics (I suspect they are 54mm (1/32)? Let me know and I can send you photos. I have two cannon and crew, some infantry and leaders.

Tim Gow said...

Captain Nolan
I've not heard of that brand before. I'm sure we'd all be interested in seeing photos.

peter said...

Someone on another blog said: you can't have enough souvenirs"! Well these are souvenirs from long time ago! Good purchase and thanks for sharing Tim!