Sunday, 4 October 2009

RHA Limber

This is the limber to go with my RHA gun and crew. The horses (H1 & H2) and the limber (AL2) are vintage Hinton Hunt castings. The rider is almost certainly by Der Kreigspielers as he seems too weedy to be Hinton Hunt but I can’t say for sure as I have no vintage HH figure to compare him with.

Stripping the old paint from the limber and rider was quite a pain as firstly the rider’s crop broke and secondly a wheel came off the limber under the gentle scrub of the toothbrush. The crop had to be re-attached with super glue for a second time during the painting process and to be honest I’m not sure if the finished result is up to the rigors of campaign.

You may wonder why it has taken me so long to paint a couple of horses and a limber and I would have to say it’s because I’m still distracted into my on-going project to re-base and reorganise my 15mm Napoleonic armies. When I return to full-blown HH painting I will probably be tackling some French infantry but please be patient.


lewisgunner said...

Its a lovely looking piece. By the way, I have found a Prussian limber rider for you. Any chance of reminding me of your address?

Rafael Pardo said...

I suppose the limber is for wargaming.... two lone horses seem too few to carry a gun!

Stryker said...

Rafa - six horse teams do seem to be a bit of luxury on the wargame table and as I only have a few limber horses the 2-horse teams will have to work extra hard!


Rafael Pardo said...

Just kidding! Moreover, a six horse team will take too much space in the wargaming table