|Prince Ruperts Regiment of Horse.|
|Whitecoats in the snow! Pike and Shot Regiment number seven.|
|Another wonderful 'Garrison' figure (left), commanding the pike block.|
Next I'm working on more Dragoons, both foot and mounted. Another Foot Regiment is also in the pipeline.
Hinchliffe Summer Sale!
It's worth mentioning here that Ian Hinds is currently offering Hinchliffe figures at an amazing 75p each as part of his Summer Sale during August - he tells me this is his quiet time of year. I have taken advantage of this offer to top up with castings, both ECW and Ancients (Imperial Romans & Ancient Britons), the latter range having also been fully re moulded and are beautifully crisp and clean castings like the ECW range. More on these in due course. Thinking in terms of current 28mm figure prices I'd say 75p is a round half price on average? Certainly the Renegade figures I last bought were £1.50 each and I swear the Hinchliffes are more animated, and thinking about it 75p is not far off the price of a Warlord multi part plastic! Each to his own of course.
One thing to watch for when buying Hinchliffe mounted figures is that riders don't fit every horse code, not a big problem but you can always check with Ian Hinds before buying, he's a very friendly and approachable guy. An example are these three lovely horse castings I painted this week for 3 of the new Ruperts figures only find the troopers could not made to fit them! No problem just painted three more (checking first), I'm sure other codes will fit the painted horses. I could not help to compare these fine animated horses with a couple of plastic Warlord mounts I have upstairs, they are so 'stiff' and lifeless in my opinion, the Hinchliffes have a real sense of movement and are currently just 90p per horse (normal price £1.05p) in the Sale.
|Blast! Should have checked first.|