I was surprised by just how superb the figures are considering they are part of the early one-piece range of cavalry models, which are not everybody’s cup of tea. I had never seen one in the flesh before but have often admired the picture of these same figures on the front cover of Donald Featherstone’s “Advanced Wargaming” book.
My photo shows two of the castings in their raw unpainted state (click on the image to see more detail) and as soon as I finish the French Fusiliers I will be preparing and black undercoating them. I have been painting wargame figures for many years but have only attempted to paint one Scots Grey before and that was a 1/32 scale Airfix model in the early 1970’s. I made a real mess of it with a hideous smudgy grey effect on the horse, the rider and my fingers. The model went in the bin. I know therefore that my biggest challenge will be to reproduce a decent dapple-grey effect on the horses.