Sunday, 19 January 2014

Scotland Forever (2)


I finally got around to transferring my old photos onto my 'new' laptop this week and whilst perusing my Hinton Hunt folder I discovered this one.

The figures are Hinton Hunt BN49 one-piece casting of a charging Scots Greys trooper painted by me nearly six years ago (yikes!). Looking at them again I'm pretty impressed with the result and I doubt if I could turn out such nice looking figures now.

Here's a little quiz then - what old school wargaming book cover does this photo bear a passing resemblance to?

17 comments:

johnpreece said...

Don advertised this book quite substantially in the Nrewsletter before it came out and when my autographed copy arrived I read it till it was nearly in tatters.

Still full of gems and many ideas showing the genesis of the first WRG rules.

But where is your APPARATUS FOR MEASURING SHELLBURSTS ?

Phil said...

Looking good!

Stryker said...

John - sadly I have no such device but I wish I had!

Phil - thanks for that!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

In my humble opinion the second or third best wargaming book of all time...

MSFoy said...

I'm embarrassed to ask, but what was the book?

Stryker said...

Oops sorry Tony - it was Donald Featherstone's 'Advanced War Games'.

MSFoy said...

Thanks Ian - I used to have Advanced War Games, but I think mine had a different cover. Can't remember that one, anyway - smashing photo, though.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ian, those Greys are beautifully painted, and show just how superbly proportioned and sculpted these miniatures were. I am currently working on some Hinton Hunt British Fusiliers, and have gone well over the time I had originally set aside for the painting, simply because they are so full of detail (deceptively so when viewed in the 'raw'). Some of this detail has of course to be imagined, but as a Hinton Hunt collector and painter yourself, you will know what I mean. The charm and character of these figures is addictive and I cannot understand why anyone could prefer the modern tree trunk sculpts of today. Keep up the inspiring work of this fascinating blog and a belated happy new year to you and yours. Michael.

Stryker said...

Tony - the cover is different on the newer version, I will scan and post the original!

Michael - thanks for that and glad you are enjoying painting HH. I would be interested to see photos of your fusiliers when complete!

Anonymous said...

Will be happy to forward some pics of finished Fusiliers when finished (hopefully in next week or two). On another matter re your problems with humbrol satin cote finish, humbrol have brought production of most of its paint ranges back to the UK and have reformulated them to the original specs. The cote range of varnishes seem to have benifitted from this. I order mine direct from humbrol which ensures I get the latest batches. Hope this is of help, Michael

Stryker said...

Michael - that's great news about Humbrol! I look forward to seeing those pics...

Rafael Pardo said...

Great picture. Incidentally, myself built a such device for shells many, many years ago!
Regards
Rafa

the Archduke said...

That is indeed good news about Humbrol. Do you know if they have reinstated the old matt insignia blue, which was perfect Prussian Blue?

Anonymous said...

Hi Ian, have just finished the Fusiliers and will get some pics taken this weekend when I get a spare minute. In reply to the Archduke's question about Humbrol insignia blue, try 230 Prussian Blue. Many of the old colours are still there but have different names, sometimes a search on the net amongst modelling sites can give good comparisons. Michael

Paul Attwood said...

Hello, Nice to see the old HH

I've just started painting everything I have and have just finished the other half of my Scots Greys (charging)after a 30 year gap !
Trouble is I'm a figure short.

Paul

Stryker said...

Paul - contact me via the email address on my profile and I'll see if I can help you with the missing figure!

the Archduke said...

I rudely omitted to thank Michael for his advice about Prussian Blue Humbrol, so keen was I to get my hands on a tin. Thanks, belatedly. Sadly, Humbrol's idea of Prussian Blue is my idea of early Confederate trouser blue. Back to plan A.