Saturday, 21 November 2020

They shoot horses don't they !? *

 ............ well not if I can repair them ! 



I have half a dozen hollow cast Life Guard type figures probably Johillco and they are all a bit worse for wear - a head missing on a couple of them and two horses with missing legs . I decided to try and renovate these so I've stripped the old paint off using 'Dettol' and this is one of the horses being repaired . I drilled up into the leg and them drilled the base and pushed a pin through it and up into the horses leg and applied copious amounts of super glue , I'm going to build up the missing leg using 'green stuff' and then repaint the figure , I'll post more when I get them painted .
* I ended up Googling where this quote comes from and it's from a 1969 film staring Jane Fonda and previously from a novel by Horace McCoy 


10 comments:

  1. Not forgetting the rather fine song by 'Racing Cars'.

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  2. Great to see you restoring. I have used a pin methodology like this with great success . I look forward to seeing the figure finished and on the field of Mars.

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    1. It was you that got me started on this project , a bit fiddly at times but worth it in the end .

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  3. You never saw the movie? Aren't you lucky!!

    Looks an awful lot like the antique Britain's lifeguards I have but I'm no expert.

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    1. Yes I've heard about the movie (phew lucky miss there ) Think it is a Britains Life Guard .

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  4. Very challenging work here to restore the Cavalry figure- you are very skillful Tony.

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    1. Yes rather fiddly , getting the leg slender enough is the thing .

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  5. A real horse in this condition would have been shot.

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