Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Care Package

Hi all, just a quick post about a care package I received from my good friend Gab's, some figures he had no use for, but which will fit my armies perfectly. All will be added to my Montrose Irish force.
The figures are more 25 than 28mm, but that isn't a problem for me, I will mix and match as required.


All the figures received are laid out on the painting board.


Sadly, the paintwork on the figures is beyond saving, so a bath in Dettol awaits these guys, on the left are ten cavalry figures. I am thinking of changing out three of the figures for the three metal Moss Troopers I have from the Scots Lancers box set. This will give them even more of a Scottish feel.


This guy will be perfect to add to the mule packed light artillery piece I have for the army.


A squad of nine firelock storming party methinks! Will add a shock factor to the army.


Finally, the horses have been cleaned up and given a coat of light grey primer.


So all in all, a fine addition for the Marquis of Montrose in his fight with the Covenanters. Thanks again to Gabs for passing on these figures. I shall show more as and when I begin to clean and paint the figures.

13 comments:

  1. Glad to see them being revived
    I did an awful paint job on them about 30 years ago :-)

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  2. Thanks Gabs, they will do the Marquis of Montrose proud. I was unable to save the paintwork as it is flaking quite badly, so they will have to be stripped back, but they will arise fresh and new and ready to take their place in the battle line.

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  3. Nice figures there Ian, drop them in some paint stripper for a couple of days and off you go.

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  4. Thanks Garaldus, I was going to use the Dettol method, not tried it before, but many people seem to get good results with it.

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    1. Hi Ian a great addition to your forces. I use the Dettol method for alot of 6mm micro armour off ebay and also stripping paint off Die-cast toys works a treat. Cheers

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    3. Thanks Richard, I need to get a bottle of Dettol, can't believe we don't have a bottle in the house!

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  5. Wonderful. A nice lil add to the forces as well as a good boost to morale. I am sure Gabs will be proud of the NEW uniforms that await these brave lil lads. Keep at it Ian.

    ~K

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    1. Thanks Kurtus, they will paint up a treat and will certainly boost the Montrose army.

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  6. I nice collection there Ian they will fit in well with the rest looking forward to seeing more of the ECW from the master writer. Talk soon my friend

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    1. Thanks Steph, I will hopefully be able to do some work on them shortly, a great gift that will be used soon.

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  7. A fantastic gift from your buddy there Ian and good therapy too! Once you have worked your magic on them then I have no doubt that they will look amazing as all your figures do.

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    1. Thanks Graham, yes a really fantastic gift, I am looking forward to working on them.

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