Monday, February 19, 2024

A Weekend of Warriors


That was a busy weekend...
"Er, father..."

Father was busy so he could only spare me  half an ear. The Brigadier would be arriving at our little house on the morrow and he was deadly keen to finish a new unit of light infantry for the War Game.

"Have you seen the new catalogue by Mr Suren?"

He shaved off another few flakes of plastic from a Spencer Smith grenadier.

"No... Why?"

"There's really something I think you ought to see."

Father was teasing some epoxy glue to form something like a mirliton. And some fur trim. The tip of his tongue was protruding from the side of his mouth. "Oh? What's that my lad?"

"These. If you look at the pages for Frederick the Great's Army."

Father's eye trailed down the page. "Whatever has Teddy Suren done this time? More blackamoor servants or naked lady sailors?" he quickly dashed some paint onto another set of gray gaiters. "A little lining in with black india ink and these fellows will look spanking," he sighed in satisfaction. 

"Right at the end. Past the Cuirassiers and Dragoons. Look. The Arquebusiers de Grassin..!"

"But.... but... they're not even Prussian!" The eyebrows went up, the pipe dropped from Fathers slack jaw. 

Straight into his tumbler of VAT 69. 

It made a frightful mess.


Donnie McGibbon said...

They are very nice indeed,lovely looking figures.

Rob said...

They look superb, the delicacy and animation of those figures real capture some of the paintings / prints of the AdG - make mine look pretty clumsy.

WSTKS-FM Worldwide said...

Coming along swimmingly, old bean!

Kind Regards,


Bloggerator said...

Thanks fellas. I hope to have the 1st company/grand division completed over the next couple of days.

Donnie and Rob, it's often a thing with me that Willie figures often look a bit unappealing and crude as castings, and the geniu of their design only comes out as you paint them.


Bloggerator said...

Oh, and while I am at it, may I just dip my hat to David for his truly lovely flags.

Gerry Webb said...

Lovely work, I'm inspired to tackle a unit of this chaps waiting patiently in the painting queue.

Bloggerator said...

Gerry, you ought! Eureka castings?


David Morfitt said...

Oooh - lovely work and figures! :-) And as always, great to see one of my flags in use. Glad you like them. Thanks!

Bloggerator said...

David, I think your flags are excellent.

They look great, especially when they are made a little "over-large".