Sunday, 25 May 2008

Fusilier Command

This is another shot of my command group for the fusiliers of the French 45th Regiment. I realised that I had made a few changes to the final version of these figures since my original post and thought that this was a much better photo anyway.

I had initially painted some blobby buttons on the white parts of the tunics but these looked huge in close up so I removed them. Knowing how far to go with detail on these Hinton Hunt figures is always a bit of a dilemma. Sometimes less is more particularly with my limited level of painting ability.

I am still plodding away at those Scots Grey’s after the break last week. You will be pleased to know that all six of the horses have finally been painted – now for the riders.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a comment specifically but wanted you to know (if you don't already) that quite a few original Hintons have popped up on ebay recently.

No interest personally just like your site and your project aims.

Tony Smith
Tbilisi
Georgia

Stryker said...

Hi Tony

Thanks for that. I had noticed them and did even venture to bid on one nice looking lot of 18French Light Infantry (in Busbys)that took my fancy. They went for over £50 but not to me sadly.

I am trying to be restrained on the buying front at the moment as I have over 300 vintage figures in the painting queue plus those USA Swedes.

Having said that I am about to recieve another 90+ USA version castings. They include Austrians and - at long last - some Prussians !

Glad you enjoy the blog.

Regards
Ian

rpardo said...

Hi Ian
Nice painting. There is a little trick to paint buttons: use a pin and not a brush!
Regards
Rafa

Matt said...

How do you find so many "originals", you have got me checking base shapes on any Hinton's I see!! (Because of you I keep looking out Jacklex Boer War figures, the ones I sooo wanted but could never afford!)

Matt

Stryker said...

Matt,
Finding original castings is quite hard (and expensive) but most have come via eBay.
I always wanted those Jacklex Boer War figures too! If you can't find any vintage ones you could try the reissued ones from Spencer Smith.
I feel another project coming on...
Ian