Bearing in mind that these each cost the princely sum of £3.25 and that the casting cost per figure would be about £2.00 for horse and rider, (Hinchliffes really are that reasonable), you can see why I consider them such a bargain and why I have gradually bought up as many as I could over the past six months. I'm sure they are all vintage castings, I have found a couple of small details that differ between the originals and the newly re moulded figures, one being the length of the swords being slightly reduced on the latter castings.
While in the process of texturing the bases I ran the camera along the line. The bases need to fully dry before dry brushing with lemon yellow. There are a couple of Garrisons among the ranks, and a couple of odd figures that I removed to become command figures. They have a charm of their own, I think one maybe a Warrior figures (sword raised) but stand to be corrected, the other I have no idea, he is very slim and quite tall, any ideas?
And as I approach my goal of 12 regiments of pike shot, each 40 figures strong I bought these, again a re touch project, but it's another complete pike block and command base plus some extra useful musketeers, again a bargain at £40.00 for the 28 figures. That's my lot now from Hinds/eBay at last!
|Just one non Hinchliffe ...... an Essex officer?|
|Hinchliffe code ECW 25 'Pikeman charging'|