Saturday, 15 July 2017

Oxfam Provides more Hinton Hunts

A few days ago a friend of mine told me that my local Oxfam had some painted  Napoleonic Wargame figures for sale.

Not expecting much I dropped in thus morning. Apparently a local figure collector have recently passed away and his family had passed the collection to Oxfam. Most of the figures had been sold off.  I was however able to buy 86 painted figures for just short of £ 62. They look to be original Hinton Hunts.

The figures are reasonably well painted but do have a bit of varnish yellowing particularly on the white. After cleaning up I will do a small amount of paint refurbishing, mostly on the white, and a fresh coat of Gloss Varnish.

First is a Duchy of Warsaw unit of 28 figures.

All the figures have had the underside of bases filed down but as you can see here there is evidence of the original Hinton Hunt markings still showing.

Next up a unit of Nassau Infantry consisting if 24 figures. These are nice and include knots and braiding on the trousers.

There were also 2 units if French. Firstly 18 Voltigeur types including 6 Officers.  8 of them are the classic firing figure.

And finally a unit of 16 French (12 infantry and 4 Officers). I am pleased to get these as I already have a few FN5 French Infantry and with these I can make up a full 24 figure unit.

The only thing missing from all these units are standard bearers so I will either have to convert some or get some of John Cunningham's recast range.

Not bad for a Saturday morning shopping.


Jim Duncan said...

Hi Mark

Just what size are these '20 mm' figures. Are they from the period before 'scale creep'?

I have some Minifigs 25mm Swedish units which I could offer to you if they were compatible sizewise.


Stryker said...

Mark - what an amazing find, they certainly look like the real deal so well done!

Colin Ashton said...

An incredible find Mark!

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

A great find !

tradgardmastare said...

An excellent find and well done to the shop for realising the worth of the figures. Some time ago I gave a lot of unpainted lead l had sorted,bagged and labelled ( including loads of Sassanid Gripping Beast) to a charity shop.They binned them as worthless much to my dismay.
I am glad these fellows have such a good new home.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Great find! The stuff of which wargaming dreams are made.

Best Regards,


Wellington Man said...

Well done, Mark! It never ceases to amaze me how once you start looking for something, they just start popping up all over the place.

I can't wait to see what you make of them.

Best regards


Archduke Piccolo said...

Great find! I do like those Nassauers in particular.

Carlo said...

Great pick up Mark.

David said...

There were a lot of painted old Wargames figures in the Antique Centre over in Bridgnorth last weekend, although I couldn't say who they were by, but they were small 25mm figures.

Mark Dudley said...

Hi Jim

Minifigs 25mm are a tad bigger and stylistically very different from Hinton Hunt figures.