OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT

Sunday, 20 December 2015

LUMLEY'S HORSE

I was delighted to get my copy of Dragon Rampant on getting home from t'mill today, pictures here .

Last night, having completed the evenings decorating duties (we are giving the oldest lad his own room, and I'm mournfully re-painting it) I cracked open my new tin of yacht varnish and glossed up these fellows for the Funny Little Wigs project...possibly Lumley's horse


Very nice Del Prado figures, picked up here and there. The most expensive was £3.80. Some of the paintwork was badly chipped, but this didn't matter as I was re-painting.

If I was playing real Little Wars, and firing missiles at them (which I might do with Playmobil cannons) these chaps would be invincible. They are really heavy and must contain a fair amount of lead.



I need to get on with some Bavarians and/or French soon.




6 comments:

  1. Nice figure,still waiting for Dragon Rampant :(
    Believe there wass a postal strike in Fife yesterday.

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    1. Bad luck...but I see it's arrived at your place now.

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  2. Great little unit of cavalry - nice and shiny

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    1. Thanks...shiny is good. Shinier is better.

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  3. A fine looking troop of horse. I've been wondering about using yacht varnish for some time, does it yellow with age?

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    1. That was my big worry. I've only been using it for a year or two with no yellowing other than when the varnish is old so it looks yellow when applied. This tends to mean I only use half a tin before it's no good. I did check with Tony at Tin Soldiering On, who has used it for years and he says there is no problem. There isn't any other finish which looks so glossy, so I'm taking the risk.

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