Thursday, 5 May 2016

Hobby Stuff.


Somebody enquired how I get the Cavalrymen to fit their horses - with difficulty ! . First I drill a hole in the back of the horse's saddle .


A pin is pushed into it with a drop of super glue to help and cut to about 10-15mm in length.


A hole is now drilled into a delicate part of the rider ( I wince when doing this !) - shades of Vlad the Impaler !


The rider is then pushed firmly onto the pin with a generous amount of 'super glue'.


The first six cavalrymen done ready for spraying .


Some of them painted awaiting varnishing then basing .


I was wanting some trees for my 'Wellington in India' project and found these suitably Eastern ones on EBay .- 20 of them for £ 3.50 post free from China - how do they do that ?! - arrived within a week as well !.


I drilled holes into some MDF bases and glued them down , cutting off the protruding stumps underneath , here we see them awaiting basing with a 28mm and 15mm figure for scale








8 comments:

  1. You have to sympathise with that poor cavalry trooper! What figures are they?

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  2. They are marketed by Mars but originaly Revel 'Swedish Cuirassier' 20mm plastic for my 30YW project, Tony

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  3. They look rather better than the usual Mars figures - quite crisp in fact.

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    1. Yes much finer, reboxed by Mars it seems, Tony

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  4. Thanks for the tutorial on fixing the Cavalry. Very nice Palm Trees - they look excellent. Are you going to use 1/72nd Strelets Figures for your 'Wellington in India'...or am I thinking of Egypt 1806? Regards. KEV.

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    1. My Wellington in India are 15mm Minifigs, but Stretlets do a Napoleonic range for Egypt, Tony

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  5. Nice tutorial thanks...is that Sir Harry Flashman posing by the trees? Great figure.

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    1. It is he awaiting painting , other figure is a Peter Laing 15mm , Tony

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