Just to prove I am still slogging away at the Cuirassiers here they are.
As you can see, for a bit of light relief, I have converted a trumpeter and given him a cheery yellow coat. I don’t normally like to chop up vintage castings but fortunately the previous owner had already removed the carbine from this figure which meant my conversion was guilt free.
I’m still marvelling at the excellent quality of this batch of castings. This has been a bit of a tonic as I remember ordering some of these in my last ever order to Hinton Hunt (probably 1974). What arrived were hideous lumps of flash metal with the vague outline of a Cuirassier and I never even attempted to clean and paint one. I think it’s fair to say that by then the moulds were completely shot.