It was somewhat an ordeal, maybe because I am 71, but the delays due to Postal Services mishaps did not help at all.
I first tried pestering Peter Berry about them (to no use), meaning why not a proper Baccus Crimean range?… wishful thinking of course!
Then I finally (and stubborn in a way) followed the Proxies Way!… that meant eliminating with a cutter the “French” parts of the minis (obvious even in 6MM).
Painting them was fast and true… the minor step of the way… you maybe do not believe how fast it is to paint 6MM!
Gluing them into bases was easy.
Then something I have not done for years… sculpting the bases or stands… an awful mess I did of it. To the credit of the Baccus basing system the old pots where still quite useful (except the wash who had evaporated more than 5 years later).
And finally the sets of colours (Napoleonic in fact).
This is my last effort of DIY in 6MM… my daughter has forbidden me to paint less than 54MM (LOL).
Only a matter of adding texture to the stands and pop goes the whistle!
It has been a long project with delays fault of the Postal services!… I have learned a lot about that by now. If I ever do a project again in 6MM (Do it Myself I mean) I would have to order quite ahead of the time of implementation.
Now the Brigade of Guards in the Crimea is finally on its last stages… of course the flags will help a lot!
It was a quite compulsory Post… you see… my maternal grandfather was one of them (not that he ever went on a Crusade!)… quite a honorary thing in his times… having had no male descendants (only two daughters) and me being the eldest son of the eldest daughter I can claim right of succession to the Order… sadly my religious believes if you can call them that… does not include the use of force to conquer the Holy Land at all… this is the way evolution goes… traditions simply die by obsolescence… a pity somehow… I use to play with them ceremonial swords when a child.
I have a passion for colonial affairs in my fantasy world (because In the real world I think Imperialism was wrong… mind probably inevitable in context and I mean historically… but definitely wrong on the whole approach of white man supremacy… LOL… I do not know why I have to include my private opinions in this Blog at all!)… pros and cons aside… there was colourful troops and little actions who deserve attention if you are a wargamer in 54MM or whatever scale.
Find this setting and troops delightful even if some need a bit of repair (that prone figure with broken rifle hurts my eyes).