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Perry Mameluke Started

Posted on November 12, 2010 at 4:47 AM

I have made a little start on the mameluke that comes with the mounted Napoleon group by Perry Miniatures.  I added a moustache to the figure and intend to paint him up as a member of the Guard and not one of Napoleons aides.  One of their better castings actually and a chance to go a little mad with colours.  I am in two minds as to whether to put any fancy freehand embroidery on the uniform, quite a few of my references show black designs on their tunics.  I'll wait and see as the figure progresses.  Am also considering what colour horse for him.  I prefer the ease if a simple bay colour but am very tempted to do a dappled grey mount....I have a few ideas for this and really do need to practice this type of colouring.  So far I have done his face, fancy red voluminous trousers and yellow tunic.


I recently bought one of the new GW Dark Eldar figures....Lelith Hesporex.....and am really disappointed with the standard of the casting.  The sculpter has done a terrific job but the figure is covered in flash and mould lines.  Thishas been a problem with a number of GW figures recently and a major whinge factor for me.  Over the years I have always found their figures to be of the highest casting quality but no longer the case.  A sad drop in standards from such a major manufacturer.   HB

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Reply hussarbob1746
9:01 AM on November 13, 2010 
Hi Steve, thanks for the links. I wonder how they decide who is going to be who in these re-enactment groups?!! HB
Reply Steven Austin
7:34 PM on November 12, 2010