Readers Simon and Simmy asked recently how I'd found the Perry plastic Continentals. Simon noted some difficulty in putting the figures together and he's right - having to glue the arms on can be a bit tricky and, as noted with the AWI British plastics, removing the hats from the sprues can also cause problems. But I like the figures - naturally posed and excellent facial detail. You can see from the photo how the size/proportions of new Continental plastics are rather different to the French infantry on the right - the former are quite a bit slimmer.
Is the chap in the middle another "Alan"...?
And here's a photo of the Napoleonic post coach, made by Westfalia Miniatures. Although it's based it is not quite finished, as I have the outside lamp to paint and attach to the other side of the coach. Now, if you thought putting Perry plastic infantry together is fiddly...
So the above is a taster of what I've been doing for the past 6 weeks or so, and again I'm sorry that both this blog and my appreciation of other blogs have gone awol again for a while. I will have at least one "proper" post at the weekend, as those photos (of something that's a bit of a departure from my usual stuff) are already in the bag. I then need a bit of sunshine to take some others, including another unit of the 71st Foot and the above Perry plastic Continentals, which I have now finished.