|So much detail!|
Finally! Some new stuff on the blog.
First up is the lovely lancers by Franznap. I've had these for quite a while and painted two some time ago. I was put off painting the rest as they are some of Francesco's earliest offerings made from resin. I was extremely worried about breaking them and I wasn't wrong! In the preparation phase while trimming off the flash, I broke the officer's sword, the bugler's trumpet and one trooper's scabbard. I replaced the sword with a blade bodged up from the sprue, glued the bugle bell back on (slightly crooked!) and left the trooper's scabbard slightly shorter than his comrades'. I also snapped one of the lances, but it didn't come off completely, so it's held together with a blob of superglue. I hope they survive their table-top baptism tomorrow!
These figures are Strelets from two different sets, the new infantry in greatcoats set and the Egyptian campaign infantry with head conversions using heads from the first set. While Strelets figures are delightfully chunky, the detail on the new set isn't up to their usual standard. There was a lot of flash and the facial details are little more than blobs. The difference in detail between the two sets made by the same sculptor is quite remarkable.