I have been having a break since June from painting classic Napoleonics. However I am putting a participation game at a small get together in late November and I really need another alied cavalry unit to balance the armies.
I have quiet a few unpainted units to choose from including Austrian, Prussian and British. In the end I decided to go with a unit of one piece castings of the Scots Greys.
I got these figures a while back and the previous owner has altered some of the figure positions to make the unit more animated. The horses have all had their tails docked. The figures have been painted some time in the past as there is still some red left on the uniforms.
Originally I was going the repair the tails but I have decided to go with the docked look. One figure had no hand or sword so I decided to graft on a bugle cut from a Newline figure. Some of the swords were a bit weak so I covered them with a thin layer of super glue at the weak points.
I used gorilla super glue to a fix the bugle hand to the figure as I have found this is a strong enough bond. As a change I will be using a grey undercoat rather than my normal black as I hope this well speed up the painting time.
I have also be doing some more rebasing and refurbing of my 28mm ACW collection.