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Posted on October 29, 2010 at 4:58 PM

It's been a while but finally managed some painting time, then photography time and computer time!  A rare run of hobby related activity.

Now the General Colbert figure, I really enjoyed painting him but am I glad that I decided to practice on a few other figures before I tackled him?!  Quite a tough sculpt, lots of detail but a few flaws aswell.  The chinstrap and face let the figure down a bit....he could so easily have been a real classic figure in the same vein as the Perry sculpted Foundry Chasseur a Cheval figure, possibly my all time favourite figure.  The pose and action on the Colbert figure is really good and it does have the air of being something really special....but he just doesn't quite make the "classic" league for me.

Now don't get me wrong, he is an excellent piece of work and will be galloping across many gaming tables.  I am merely being mildly critical of a few niggly points that spoil a very nice piece.

I have prepped Perry mounted Napoleon and Mameluke figure as my probale next ventures.  Sadly, Napoleon also suffers from a touch of bad casting on the hand holding the telescope.  Again, a good figure spoiled slightly by casting.

Now with the mamluke I can go wild with the colours!  Yellow, green, purple and red!  Maybe some fiddly freehand bits....oh and I have added a green putty moustache as he isn't going to be one of Napoleons' personal servants. 

Also catching my eye is a Perry mounted French colonel figure that I might just do as being from the Neuchatel battalion.....very yellow!

But then again one of the new Games Workshop Dark Eldar figures has caught my eye aswell!!!! HB 

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Reply hussarbob1746
6:17 AM on November 2, 2010 
Hi Steve, I do fancy a go at the FR ranges that you mentioned, especially a 40mm Hessian grenadier, but I don't think time will allow me to get round to one. The Colbert sculpt was tricky but in all fairness it's only under the cameras evil eye that the flaws come out. HB
Reply Steven Austin
10:23 AM on October 31, 2010 
Hi Bob! Fine work on Colbert (beautiful red), but the Perry casting really let you down... it almost looks 15mm. The boldness of the Front Rank figures makes all the difference I think. Are you interested in any of Alec's new WSS or 17th century work? Or the 40mm AWI?