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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Hinton Hunt Crimean War Range  

The long disappeared figure producer Hinton Hunt produced a modest range of Crimean War figures, although nowhere near as extensive as the Douglas range. Most of the Hinton Hunt figures (if not all) are obtainable today from John Cunningham. I bought a few British Guards figures to do a comparison and here are the results, with the Hinton Hunt figures on the left. Height wise they are not bad, although the Douglas figures are more slender overall. On the table the units mix quite well:


This is a complete unit of Hinton Hunt British Foot Guards, painted a few month ago. The range has two types of officer figure, but no drummers or standard bearers. I converted standard bearers from charging officer figures:















4 comments:

  1. Very pretty! As wonderful as 18th Century and Napoleonics are, Crimean-era miniatures just have that certain something about them, although I can't quite put my finger on it. What's next in your painting queue?

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  2. Excellent looking figures. Have to agree with Stokes, the Crimean era figures just look great in any scale.

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  3. Thanks for the kind comments. I am working on both British and Russian limbers. They are just about complete. Next will be more Russian advancing infantry, painted as Grenadiers.

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