You may remember that a couple of years back I posted a picture of a Hinton Hunt Dutch artillery battery (click here if your memory isn’t as sharp as it should be). I still had enough figures left to paint up a second battery and had some vague idea of getting them done in time for Vintage Waterloo but that ship has sailed. However they’re finished now and here they are posing with their newly issued cannon a model by RSM kindly donated by Don.
Just to remind you, the figures are all genuine Hinton Hunt as follows:
DN53 gunner holding cannon ball
DN51 gunner with port fire
DN55 gunner running with ammunition bag
DN52 gunner with rammer
(click the image to zoom in)
I’m still having ongoing problems trying to get a consistent finish with satin varnish and have pretty much decided that going forward I will be using gloss varnish. I have been chiefly inspired in this by the superb figures paraded by Wellington Man on his blog (examples of which I have in my possession here). Gloss is the way I finished the figures in my original collection back in the 70s and in retrospect I should have been using it right from the start of this project.
I used my satin varnish for these figures as I don't have any gloss but deliberately mixed it to dry at the shiny end of the satin spectrum.