Saturday, 2 May 2009
Just 2 figures for this post, painted last weekend. I am always on the look out for suitable, interesting civilian figures and I found these sculpts at Salute a few weeks ago. They are from Outpost Wargames Services (see their website here) and are part of a Highwaymen range. Elements of the figure's attire are more 17th century than 18th century (e.g the ties at the bottom of the barman's breeches) but I think these figures would pass muster for pretty much anything from 1620 to 1820. The barman's head is also a bit caricature-ish, but not in an extreme way like some Old Glory sculpts and the faces on both figures have a lot of character (although why do sculptors always make bald barmen?). All together I am quite pleased to have found these sculpts. The figures cost £2 for the pair, although the website shows that the figures can be purchased separately. A barmaid figure is something that I have been particularly looking out for. Maybe she's bringing a bottle of Louisiana Claret to some thirsty British officers...
2 figures. Painted April 2009.