Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holy Toledo, Batman!

No, they're not Buddy Franklin's private army*; they're the Regimiento Toledo in their interim uniform. I think they turned out quite well, even though I think I need some more practice re. the standard bearer's straps. The Army Painter is getting quite thick as it's beginning to dry up in it's can, so the varnishing looks quite dark, but I like the grubby campaign look it gives.

The bottom few pictures shows the extra highlander figures I painted for the 92nd Gordons, and, especially for you, Tim, the change from black shakos to blue bonnets I gave the 71st Glasgow HLI. The last picture shows my complete British and allied collection (minus the Irregular 25mm light and heavy dragoons, which live in a seperate box to be exchanged for the Italeri plastic cav. when the need arises) in their carry case. In the top drawer are the cavalry, artillery, command and flag bearer figures. On the second shelf, from left to right, are the rifles and light infantry, the British line and highlanders, the Portuguese in the top centre, and the Spanish on the right. At this stage I'm using the other drawers to hold flat terrain like my roads and rivers, but I might have to add another sheet of tin to the third drawer as I have plans for Spanish artillery and the Regimiento Voluntarios de la Patria from HaT French figures. I'm still not sure if I'm going to do the last as the figures I have look very French in their accouterments, ie. sabres on the cross belts and epaulets, which I've shaved off. I'll paint a few and see how they look.

*Poor Australian Rules Football joke: Buddy Franklin is the full forward for Hawthorn whose colours are brown and yellow.

Merry Christmas, Frohes Weinachten, Joyeux Noel and Feliz Navidad to all who've visited my little blog this year.
Thanks for your support


  1. Hi
    These 'toledanos' look very smart. I hope they don't run when the 'messieurs' advance against them!
    Merry Christmas to you and the yours!

  2. Hi M Rosbif,
    I am suitably impressed with the "new" look of the highland light infantry. I look forward to meeting them upon a ridge in the new year.
    I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and I trust Santa will have a surprise or two for you.

  3. Thanks fellas! Your comments have made the blog a lot more fun than just posting my pictures and ravings.

  4. Your figures look excellent,
    Merry Christmas!


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