It's worth noting here that the original range as issued ran from ECW1 through to ECW 22, that was the full extent of the infantry range back in the late seventies when I was buying them originally. Codes ECW 23 to 34 were later additions and look to be by a different designer as the figures are slightly larger and chunkier with noticeably different facial features, not the fine features of the earlier figures. These latter codes are marked with the year '1980' on the bases so can be easily identified, the drummer figure shown below is one such.The vast majority of my collection is from the earlier figure codes of the original range as designed by Peter Gilder.
Now working through the 24 musketeers in batched of six at a time, this will be another 39 figure unit when finished. One slight issue I have had from the start is that some of the musket rests arrived broken or with some missing below the hand. However, it has been a very quick and easy repair job to make good the rests, simply by cutting away the cast rest and replacing it with steel rod superglued into position. I'd say about 10% of the musketeers required this fix, but no problem and worth the little effort.
|Broken musket rests require to be cut away with snips.|
|And replaced with a length of rod, quick and effective.|