|Chasseurs de Fischer use a line of trees to defend a bridge|
Well, I've got a lot of practicing yet to do with my own masters and making moulds, and to cut a long story short the figures turned out intact but with skinny legs, "non-open" hands and loads of flash! It was so much work to clean up and animate them that I decided the make the unit only 18 strong instead of 24 (life's too short and I had other projects to progress). Here is a photo of the master at left (made from ProCreate "Grey stuff" on a wire armature) and the first few successful castings.
|I suffered some teasing from Phil about using the penny as a base |
and then casting more as a get rich quick scheme - I think not!
|I was pleased with the loading poses.....|
|...and the standing firing is not bad|
|Two Foundry officers and a drummer by Old Glory add a touch of class|
to the uncouth "old school toy soldier" style home castings
And here they are hastily being joined by their mounted cousins...."Make way there you foot sloggers!"
Passable to game with but don't stand close inspection. Nevertheless I'm sufficiently inspired to design a simple march attack figure and use it en masse (but only when I've depleted the boxes of the hundreds of unpainted little men I have in store!)
Oh, and if you are partial to tight red breeches ( aren't we all?) then check out my next posting, hopefully in a few days.