Sunday, 1 July 2012

British ADC

This is the figure that Iain sent me a while back (click here to see him in his flashy state) Hinton Hunt British A.D.C – BN/261 A.D.C in cocked hat, holding letter on Horse BNH/4. You can’t actually see the letter from this angle but I’m sure it contains some vital despatch for the Duke.

I’ve had my usual problems varnishing this one and he now has so many coats of protection that a 12pdr cannonball would bounce straight off him. This is ironic because I had planned to use him to represent William DeLancey who was fatally injured at the battle of Waterloo by just such a missile.

DeLancey was actually Wellington’s deputy quartermaster-general during the hundred days campaign and not an aide-de-camp but I wanted a figure to represent him on the Duke’s staff. However, as Hinton Hunt never produced such a model, this one will be standing in for him.

9 comments:

Paul said...

Hi Ian
A nice little model nicely painted, the red tunic looks very realistic

Paul

'Lee. said...

Lovely figure Ian. Got a little bit of a shine on him? Varnish can be a real issue at times, what have you settled on?

Good to see you back painting the Hintons.

Regards,
lee.

Stryker said...

Paul - thanks for that, although the figure doesn't have much detail I still found him tricky to paint!

Lee - Varnish...arrgggg!!! I still can't find anything that will dry consistently with a silk sheen. I've tried Humbrol, Winsor & Newton and now Ronseal (and even that didn't do what it said on the tin!). I'm going to give him one more coat of the Winsor & Newton and hope he calms down a bit. If I was starting this project from scratch I would jusy use Humbrol gloss like I did in the old days...

Conrad Kinch said...

Ive always had good results from GW varnish myself.

That chap looks very well, he obvious comes a good family and went to the right sort of school.

paulalba said...

He looks great Ian,
A fine fellow ready to meet his destiny!!!

lewisgunner said...

He's cool, My Russians have resumed their march and are near to crossing the Rhine (well the Severn actually) meet you at loan(well, your place in Bath once they are based.)

Roy

Stryker said...

Roy - that's great news and I will now up my painting output and try to get the Poles finished to help fend you off! Give me a date as soon as you can so I can make sure the table isn't covered with ACW stuff...

Iain said...

Hi Ian,

Nice to see the little chap ready for action, and I'm happy to have made a minor contribution to your armies. Some small gesture of thanks for a most entertaining and informative blog.

Regards,

Iain

Stryker said...

Iain - thanks for that and thanks again for sending him along!