Sunday, 15 March 2015

Another Gift And The Fruits Thereof


They other night my wife and I came back home after visiting my sister and the phone rang - it was my wargaming colleague 'B' - "have you looked on your front step" he said ? ," I've left you a box of lead ". Evidently he had been having a 'de-clutter' of his wargaming stocks and had kindly given me all the unwanted scrap /sample figures he had acquired over the years . I'm sure we all have bits and pieces like that hidden somewhere . This however enabled me to start casting up figures for my next units.


I'd been wanting to cast up more cavalry for a while , the problem is they use a lot of  lead and are generally more difficult to cast with a higher miscast rate . I got this mould off EBay last year and have been wanting to try it out for a while , there was also the question of which nation and unit to depict ?.


I wanted the unit to bolster the Allied army which is made up of British and German States Regiments . After an extensive search I decided on the Brunswick Regiment of Carabiniers , which had formerly been Dragoons but were re designated to Carabiniers in 1759. The uniform coat was 'straw' in colour ( I Goggled this colour and it seems to vary in shade) , so I went (as I always do !) for the brightest - I'd rather they stood out and look pretty - than historical !. That's the first Squadron done and I'm half way through casting the second one - so 'B's old lead has been reborn ! . Please 'click on photos to enlarge.





12 comments:

  1. Nice work, they'll make a super unit when you've done the rest of them

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    1. Beavering away like mad here ! ,Tony

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  2. Looking good old son. I'm going to have to invest in one of those backdrops.

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    1. Got mine from a Model Railway shop , they seem to do lots of them , Tony

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  3. Excellent looking troop. I do like a yellow uniform.

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    1. Yellow is always a difficult colour , but like the way they have turned out , Tony

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  4. Suitably Old School and nicely executed. I like the yellow uniform too!

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    1. In reality it should be duller - did a test figure and it looked - well - dull ! , Tony

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  5. Excellent effort Tony - the Cavalry look super - and Yes they do use up a lot of metal- Your friend is most generous. Very nice setting for photo. Regards-KEV.

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  6. Nice unit, looks like the Prussian Gardes du Corps.

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  7. Tony

    Very nice - you can't beat bright colours and high gloss on these boys!

    Steve

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