SPECIAL THANKS. I would like to thank Paul Watson for his sponsorship of several lead figure collections on this blog. Having decided to clear his spare/surplus figures, he generously forwarded them on with no other requirement than they deserved to be restored. I would also like to mention George S. Mills, who kindly furnished a quantity of metal and plastic figures which allowed me to complete another five or six military units, serving in several collections.

Sunday, 28 February 2021

FRENCH BLUECOATS, and extra SPANISH

New recruits for my French and Spanish armies. The first group are W. Britains lead figures kindly supplied by Paul Watson. Will be increasing these to two battalions. The second group are converted plastic guardsmen, now representing Spanish infantry. Still working on their standard bearer. 

Have also included a photo of a naval figure, also sent by Paul. We were unsure of the manufacturer, its hollow-cast lead, and with a right shouldered rifle, may be continental. Decided to use the air vent to take a milliput pompom, and painted it as a French seaman.

MGB






6 comments:

  1. I like the French , so hard to come by second hand .

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    1. Hi Tony, I agree, and when they do its quite a price regardless of condition. Half of these are lead reproductions but the quality is excellent, the originals did need some repaired rifles and replacement heads. Thanks to Paul, I have eight more marching. And there are eleven others in various positions. I'll seek out a few reproductions to try and standardise the battalions.
      Michael

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  2. Wonderful new recruits Michael! Brilliant utilization of the air vent on the sailor! Well done!

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    1. Cheers Brad, the French and Spanish armies will be an interesting army to field. The old sailor is not a great casting, but deserved to be revamped.
      Michael

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  3. Well done! The French menance is growing!

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    1. Cheers Ross, got to get some suitable 'right shoulder' arms and kepis, but the collection has made some rapid advances. Going to break away now to clearing some items of ordnance and also some WW2 vehicles.
      Michael

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