|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