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Sunday, 27 October 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013
The Scots GreysThe latest addition to the British cavalry force is a painted unit of Douglas Miniatures B2, Scots Greys. These were fun to paint being a bit different, but I had real trouble with the swords. Most broke off and had to be replaced. The way I did this was to drill a hole into the sword hand having filed down the stump of the old sword. This hole can be carefully opened up to form a groove. The new sword is made from a thin strip of metal from the lid of a bean can, which can be cut with a good pair of scissors. The point is shaped with a quick trim and the new sword slots into the groove with some super glue to hold it in place. I decided that one figure should carry a guidon. This was sourced from the internet, sized and duplicated to get both sides. I added some cotton tassels, which were painted gold.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
French Infantry - ZouavesDouglas Miniatures has but one French figure in the Crimean war range, and that is F1, French Zouave. The figure is shown unpainted in an earlier thread, but here is a full unit painted:
They were great fun to paint, although the detail on the casting is quite vague. The next unit to be painted will be another British heavy cavalry unit, the Scots Greys.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Russian Cossack Horse ArtilleryAfter a short break from painting, I have just completed one of the limber sets, which I featured in an earlier post. This has now been assembled and painted. It was a bit of a fiddle getting it all to go together, but got there in the end. Here is the new artillery team: