Friday, 12 October 2018

NAPOLEONIC HEADS FEET & FACES Presented by BB

It was way back in April of this year 2018,that I began to build up my 28mm collection  of toy figures.During many months my spirit not being dampened down in any way I continued the easy part of my hobby which was and still is spending  money, and opening the boxes.

Here are  five  boxed sets that I have put together. 








I sorted them out to be in their same poses and intentionally did not fix the heads on them.


The Queen from Alice got new lines to order out in this confusion as headless guards were biffing into each other all over the place. The very air was filled with, `Sorry!'_ and, `Sorry my fault!'



ON WITH  THEIR HEADS!



And so it was that the smell of glue filled the little room, that was content to have all the windows open the night hundreds of heads found themselves firmly fixed eyes front and looking prim proper and smart.  The Queen who seemed never to be amused was therefore not satisfied with the results
now staring at her.





These are very expensive the case being only 20 of them in a box plus four command figures that need sticking up with more heads going where shiny small heads should go.




The French are being reinforced as more troops arrive daily.







Same plastic figures in both boxes, but with different metal command figures. So what one is paying for is WARLORD  GAMES new box art and a few metal figures shown above.  I must add here they are beautiful  casting and yippee with heads on.











With plenty of  heads left over from the first set 
I made good use of them and created some Grenadier Guards


knapsack  painting  above


THE PRUSSIANS

















HAVING DEALT  WITH  THE HEADS  NOW  IT IS TIME FOR

FEET & FACES



The faces are quite cool.


Warlord Games this will never do in an army that will grace my table.  I will remodel the feet with good waterproof foot ware upon each poorly sore foot on display here. 33%  Without proper boots will not help sales go steadily up,but muddy wet splosh down.  The old set is the best but now out of production.  So I bought loose  sprues as the E Bay Sharks,they know who they are have pushed the prices up to and over £40.00 a box.  They add a joke.  Free Post.












The first set is below.




                                                                La Haye Sainte





The Kings German Legion  has run out of ammunition  for their Baker Rifles. The French have broken in.

The 95th Rifles also had the self same uniform and were armed with the Baker Rifle  and were in the fight supporting this farm from the sandpit and slopping ground that flanked this forlorn place.


Above the plastic Perry Brothers  Rifleman.



Image

Comparison photo shot.













Taking the shot.


That`s it for now guys.  Enjoy your hobby   BB