Following my last post regarding Minifig 20mm Voltigeur figures I was contacted Stryker (Ian). He had 6 Minifig Elites spare and would I like them. The generosity of Hinton Hunter aficionados is surprising into today's world.
Yesterday the postman delivered a small package. Its with some excitement that I opened the package to find in side 6 painted Minifigs elites painted, as far as I can see, as Westphalians.
The painting is almost certainly vintage as the gloss varnish shows signs of yellowing. However rather than stripping these chaps I think I will do a paint restoration and use them as an independent company of Light Infantry.
Ian also mentioned that we had sent something extra. Well I can say I was surprised to find he had sent me 4 of my original HH figures that I had transferred to Ians service a decade ago. These figures still had my original paint job.
This now causes me a dilemma. Do I use these as the cadre for a new Swiss unit and purchase extra figures from Johns recast and recreate the 3rd Swiss. That means I will have to paint my Minifig Voltigeurs as something else - perhaps a Light Infantry unit