"Our tribute to the heroic past is its armies in miniature, today."
Recreating a 1970s Wargame army using 20mm vintage figures.
Monday, 21 January 2013
Painting time has been a bit thin on the ground here so far this year but by a herculean effort I managed to finish this single figure. He is an Imperial Russian infantryman in soft cap and long greatcoat - RC/17 Russian private, marching.
At a stroke this chap doubles my Hinton Hunt Crimean War collection. Will there be more? Well, probably not although I do find myself strangely drawn to the British 17th Lancer figure glinting at me from the lead pile.
The Crimean Russian figures are not amongst the best of Marcus Hinton's sculpts being a bit spindly. Even back in the day I wasn't sure about them after seeing a photo review in Miniature Warfare magazine (probably a late 60s issue) which was a shame because I might have otherwise been tempted to buy some.
This figure is another of the ones kindly sent to me by John C.