Sunday, 18 October 2015
A horsey mystery
The figures are vintage ones that I’ve had for quite a while and I had assumed that they were all FNH/5 – the heavy cavalry horse that according to my Hinton Hunt catalogue is used for Cuirassiers, Carabiniers and Line Dragoons. The problem is that there appear to be two versions of the horse as you can see. Annoyingly the figure codes under the bases are not completely clear but I know that the horse on the left is definitely FNH/5. The one on the right looks like it has code FNH/1 on it but mysteriously my catalogue does not mention this code at all as it lists only FNH/2-FNH/7.
I’m sure the casting is genuine and the sculpting has more in common with some of the older one-piece figures being anatomically a bit odd. I’m just wondering if FNH/1 was perhaps one of the first castings made for the dismountable series being later revised and replace with FNH/5. Sounds like a good theory but does anybody know?