|Here is the two thirds finished unit.|
One of the more radical things I decided to do was make my small and rather bitty Les Higgins 30mm "Jason" collection into something I could actually use. Now these chas have beeon out of production since the mid 70s so are a bit thin on the ground and prices have shot up , Nevertheless I've amassed around 70 or more- including 7 cavalry- which are even more scarce than the Foot . Now being on average over 40 years old some of these lads needed a good bit of TLC - parts missing and complete repaint jobs in many cases- some had been painted by a bloke who not only used a yardbrush but had a bag over his heard too - but others needed only there merest fidddling about and basing .
I decided to make them into an impression of the White Regiment of the London Trained Bands simply because they looked closest to the well equippend London Militia than to any other Civil War soldier. After all these are late 60s designs and our knowledge has moved on rather more than somewhat in the intervening half -century ! . It still remains to finish another dozen or so Musketeers and maybe 3 or 4 pikemen. There are a very few interlopers- a single Stadden pikeman and 3 figures of whose manufacture I have no idea. I'll post a separate pic of those as I'd love some more.
|the completed Musketerr division- there remains another of these to complete.|
|All of these are the same figure but the two central ones had no heads to thier halbards so became pikemen .|
I've also been dishing out a bit of TLC to more of the stuff I got from DC.
|A bit of basing up and restoring paint chips and there you go.|