|Both pictures courtesy of http://www.franznap.jigsy.com|
Thanks very much for your generosity, Francesco; It was much more than I was expecting!
Francesco's also in discussion with Nic from Eureka Miniatures to see if Eureka can be the local manufacturer/distributor for his range. I'm crossing my fingers that something can be arranged, because the postal charges from the Netherlands to Australia make ordering there wonderful figures an exercise in economic insanity (which I have been known to suffer from). Best of luck with the venture, Francesco!
Anyway, after receiving the heads I'd ordered, I wanted to try them out, of course! They're probably a little on the small side for use with the chunky HaT 8095 figures, but they're perfect for HaT's later output of finer, more slender figures like set 8146 1805-1808 French Infantry in Greatcoats.
I've started the Bavarian cavalry using HaT 8030 Bavarian cavalry, but I'm experimenting with horses because having wooden poses in both rider and horse isn't appealing to me . I've used horses from the Esci Polish Lancers set which seem a good match, but realised just now that the reason they look a little odd is that they don't have reins! Maybe I'll bodge something up; strips of paper or fine string, possibly?
I've also used a horse from Italeri set 6016, French Imperial General Staff, which is a better fit aesthetically.