Friday, 18 April 2008

Fall in the 45th!

Here at last is the completed 45th regiment of the line parading on my worktable having just had their bases painted. To recap, these are vintage Hinton Hunt Figures that I recycled by stripping off the faded old paint job and re-painting. The unit consists of:

18 x FN5 Fusilier Charging
2 x FN1 Officer Charging
2 x FN6 Drummer Charging
2 x FN4 Colour Bearer Charging

As you know, the 45th became famous for losing their Eagle at Waterloo. This seems a bit unjust as they had previously served with distinction at Austerlitz, Friedland, Essling, Jena & Wagram, all of which were awarded as battle honours to the regiment.

I started these back at the beginning of February and they certainly have taken a long time to finish. No excuse really except for a slight diversion into another project. Anyway, I am pretty pleased with the final result.

Now for those Scots Grey’s.

4 comments:

johnpreece said...

Those are very nice, you make it look a lot easier than it is. Unless you have the only unit ever produced with nice crisp outlines to the turnbacks and belts.

I like the basing, no doubt in my mind that it works better than textured basing for these vintage figures.

John

Stryker said...

John

Thanks for the comment. The Hintons can be a bit tricky to paint and you do need a bit of imagination when it comes to cross belts etc. That said, I really enjoyed painting these.

Ian

Stokes Schwartz said...

Ian,

Your Hinton Hunt French are gorgeous! Lovely work.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

Stryker said...

Stokes,

Thanks for that. Glad to see that you survived the move!

Ian