Thursday, 8 January 2015

Black Watch flag bearer

This is one of my finished flag bearer figures for the 42nd Black Watch. The figure, as I already mentioned, is a conversion of a Der Kreigspieler officer. The figure appears to be a straight copy of BN/30 from the Hinton Hunt range and although not pukka HH is at least contemporary with the original range.

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.


Vintage Wargaming said...

Ian is it possible your fugures are copied from the Crimean Range who have and wore sporrans

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

He looks good!

Best Regards,


Stryker said...

I don't think so Clive. I have a charging Crimean war figure and it is different. These are identical to some Clayton's I have but with the sporran added.

BTW all the HH highland marching figures in my originally came from you - it's taken some time but they are almost ready for action!

Wellington Man said...

Hi Ian, I also picked up a few DK Highlanders recently - and yes, they are also sporting sporrans! Terrific figure, by the way.

the Archduke said...

Isn't it great that there are so many anoraks? I too have speculated about the DK sporrans. For my money, your second option is itself romantic. The colour bearer looks wonderful. Why don't you treat him (them) to Flag Dude colours, (or does that view call for my re-education programme to recommence?).

Anonymous said...

The highlanders are looking good, look forward to seeing the completed unit.


James Fisher, FINS said...

Beautiful job on him Ian. He does look HH!