Over the past couple of years I have been building what I would describe as a collection of figures rather than a complete war-gaming army. Every now and then I come across small collections of quite well-painted vintage figures by Stadden, Willie or Minot. Painted or unpainted they may be and I try to snap them up; sometimes in the face of fairly stiff opposition!
I am very keen to leave them as much as possible in their original conditon if they are painted.
They all seem to mix in quite well. A happy coincidence.
Sometimes they are quite familiar subjects like these staff officers.
And sometimes they are not like this Minot(?) Emperor at his work.
They also work well together.
Some are not quite so felicitous, but what the hey.
Unpainted ones I am happy to paint at my no pace. As I have no goals for this collection I am quite happy to potter about, take the Funckens and my Blandfords as references and simply enjoy the work of the master craftsmen who made these delightful miniatures.