Saturday, 28 November 2009

FRENCH OFFICER AT SOLFERINO 1859

This soldier in plastic was commisioned by a small museum of the council where I live.The people who ordered this had no idea about material and wanted the figure quickly to use in a display depicting an action that took place in the town. So I used this Britain's Deetail figure and put on a metal base plus a new metal sword and metal flag.I downloaded the flag from a site on Internet.I earnt 50 pounds and was well pleased. Normally a figure like this is about 15/20 pounds if using a metal base. If not about ten pounds painted.I decided to use white trousers as I am told that the french used them in Italy although re-enactors never depict this.


Here and below are the various stages of building up this figure.I rebuilt the kepi with Tiling putty.







FRENCH OFFICER AT SOLFERINO

Friday, 27 November 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009