I still seem to be finding every excuse possible not to
paint British fusiliers (e.g., working my way through 24 x Jacklex British
colonial Highlanders) although I can, hand on heart, say that I’m on course to
complete them all by the end of the month. I have however finished all the
command figures, including three conversions.
|Kings colour and Regimental colour. According to the Revo sheet the flag is for the 23rd regiment rather than the 7th but I'm going to get around this by simply referring to the unit as "The Fusiliers".|
The flags were a right old pain to do. They’re from my
stock of 20-year-old Revo ones and although the sticky was still working, I was
horrified to find that the ink was wearing off as I folded them. I didn’t have
any spares, so I just had to go with it and then spent an entire painting
session retouching them trying to match the original colours. In the end it
seems to have worked out ok although they very nearly went in the bin.
|The officer is BN/70 Fusilier Officer (charging). The drummer is a conversion from the charging figure using a drum donated by a Newline Designs highlander.|
Hinton Hunt didn’t produce standard bearers or drummers
for the fusilier range, so I converted these from charging figures. I’m pretty
pleased with the drummer but it’s hard to get the flag anywhere near vertical
using a charging figure as a standard bearer as there is only so far the arms
will bend. I think they’ll look fine though when ranked up in the line.