Thursday, 8 January 2015
Black Watch flag bearer
Interestingly (in an anorak kind of way) when I took a closer look at the other DK highlander figures that Jack sent I noticed that the rank and file were sporting sporrans which were never worn on campaign during the Napoleonic wars. Was this a romanticised addition by the Americans at DK or an attempt to change the figures in way that might prevent them from being obvious copies of Hinton Hunt? We may never know.
I had to fiddle about painting and re-painting the stocking tops and hat bands on all the Black Watch figures to date as I wasn’t happy with my initial attempts. It pays to look at a lot of pictures of uniforms sometimes to get things right and I’m satisfied now that this is as good as I can get. This figure (and his friend) will eventually receive a Revo flag and homemade green stuff finial on his flag pole.