|The "Project" begins...|
Starting on the top row, left ot right, is a Lemax rail fence, two Lemax trees, a couple of Battlezone hills, Armies in Plastic Woodland Indians #2, and another Lemax tree. A rock wall sits infront of the hills.
On the third row are the Queen's Legion comprised of (left to right) battalion men, hussars/dragoons, their horses, the general, light infantry, and lastly, the converged grenadiers and highlanders.
On the bottom row are the artllerists, line infantry, general, grenadiers and finaly the light infantry.
Now, since I had my camera handy with a ring flash and macro lens, I shot pix of a grenadier and line infantry figure to show the quality of these figures.
So now the work really begins. These figures are very cleanly cast. Little flash or mold lines. The most filing to be done is on the bottom of the base to make sure that I get a good bond to the Litko plywood bases I'll be using. A few of the figures have separte heads and arms so there will a little pinning an epoxying. Horses and will be pinned and epoxied to both rider and stand.
My plan is to completely assemble the mounted figures before painting. The light infantry, since they are in shooting poses will have the heads and bodies painted before assembly. This is because the rifles are too close to the head to get a brush in there.
As I sit here writing this, a strategy for painting is coursing through my head. I need to think it through and get it settled in my brain before I commit to writting.
My next entry will be on the priming, painting, and finishing methods I plan to use.
|All the King's Men British Grenadiers straight out of the bag|