My plan is to discuss individual figure codes as I paint them, and units will be assembled in line with the WRG rules written by George Gush as I used exclusively. The entire range is now available from Ian Hind of Hinds Figures Ltd and Ian assures me that the current moulds are in 'A1' condition. I hope to have my initial order within a few days, Ian responded to my order within 24 hours so it's on it's way to me.
I'll probably start where I started in the late 1970's, with a small unit of Cuirassiers inspired by the below image by the late Rick Scollins a Military Artist who certainly got things going for me. At the time I painted them as Heselrig's Regt of Horse, the famous 'Lobsters', but this time they will form the Kings Lifeguard of Horse as my intention is to base this project upon the 'Kings Oxford Army' and the Parliamentarian army commanded by Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex. Hinchliffe codes ECW9 & ECW10 will form the Lifeguard possibly with a couple of other flamboyant characters thrown in.
|ECW10 from the Hinchliffe (Hinds) website, still a magnificent looking figure 40 years on!|
|Rick Scollins magnificent artwork, from the late 1970's.|
|The cover artwork that inspired a huge collection!|