Saturday, 24 October 2015
More horses (and riders)
My justification is that a) I don’t have any of these (and even Roy’s collection is light on them) and b) I already have some dismounted ones and it would be nice to represent a unit both mounted and dismounted. Strangely these arguments did not impress Mrs S however.
The castings are David Clayton produced ones and it has been interesting to compare the horses with the vintage ones currently on my painting table. They are of course slightly smaller because of the inevitable shrinking when a copy is made from an original figure (as Clayton was forced to do due to the lack of masters) but are superb little figures none the less.
The arrival of these figures has also shed some light on the horsey mystery in my last post as the bases are clearly stamped FNH/1 although they are actually FNH/5. I’m guessing then that the ‘1’ was an error on the original figures although it still doesn’t explain my mystery variant.