But I also took delivery of another 24 painted horse from Ian Hind, and yet again after a good clean up with a brush some fine detail came jumping out at me. I was surprised by the wonderful hand painted quality of this flag, I could not see any of it before I cleaned it! I'm certain this unit is by the same hand as the previous 'medium' unit, the painting is of a high quality. Here's a few shots of this unit after cleaning but before re basing, I'll probably match all of the saddle blankets to the red/yellow theme and the trumpet needs repairing with superglue. I then have a second unit to work on bringing my cavalry total to around 100 painted figures.
I would love to know when and by whom these fine figures were originally painted, but whoever he was the brushmanship is superb and I am proud to own them.