Tuesday, 4 December 2018

More nostalgia

I suppose in a blog that’s pretty much dedicated to nostalgia this is not an unusual title. However, after a year or so swelling the ranks of the Imperial Guard I thought it was about time that I revisited my Prussians.

Test figure complete - just 23 more to go.

If you’ve looked back to the beginning of this blog, you will know that the inspiration for this project was the idea of recreating the Hinton Hunt Prussian army I had in my youth. It has taken me a quite a few years to collect enough figures to make this possible, but I do now have everything I need.

One of the few pictures I have of my original collection - Prussian
Guardsmen tramping through the snow.

So, next up will be a unit of Prussian Garde Grenadiers (in plumed shakos and jack-boots) in the marching pose PN.16 Guardsman (marching). I last painted one of these in 1972!

16 comments:

Rob said...

That's very effective snow, what is it, flour?

Mark Dudley said...

Are you going to recreate the wintry scene with your newly painted figures.

Of course you will have to get an original Superquick Elizabethan Cottage to complete the scene.

Alastair Morrison said...

A very pretty unit indeed...
I love the snow...
And the nostalgia...

All the best. Aly

Wellington Man said...

Hurrah! One of my favourite figures. Judging by the first one they will be spectacular.
To my shame I've had a regiment of these sitting in a box for over four years now. It may be another four years before I get to them.

Stryker said...

Rob - yes flour but I can't remember why I did that!

Stryker said...

Mark - probably not! Sadly Superquick don't have that building in their range anymore.

Stryker said...

Thanks Aly!

Stryker said...

WM - it's worrying how fast time flies, this is why I feel I must 'finish' the Prussians!

Matt said...

Bet they run before the Silesian Landwehr break into a sweat!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Nostalgia is where it's at as far as I'm concerned. They look great!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Robbie Rodiss said...

I really am amazed at how large the Hinton Hunt range was, clearly when I was a young wet behind the ears wargamer I missed them.

Stryker said...

Matt - of course they will!

Stryker said...

Thanks Stokes!

Stryker said...

Robbie - they were always expensive unless you placed an order for 100+ which meant a lot of pocket money to save! The mail order service was notoriously bad and my friends at school all went for Minifigs who were much easier to deal with.

lewisgunner said...

The bulk order deal was in part to deal with those people who followed Don Featherstone’s ‘advice’ and pirated the figurres, sending in an order for one of everything they wanted. HH were too expensive, but when they started out it was the biggest range by far and way better than Rose or Douglas. Minifigs set out to make figures available at a significantly lesser price and, for a while, had the volume market, but then Neville did it properly with staff and several casting machines. Marcus Hinton always thought ge was in the 54mm figure business with a 20mm sideline.

Stryker said...

Thanks Roy, your insider info is always fascinating!