What a good paintjob can do for the castings (all of them) is wonderful.
Her Majesty’s Guards (or Household Division Troops) are a popular choice among collectors or simply aficionados whatever the level. It has much to do with that the daily exposure in such well know military procedures as the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, The handing of the keys at the Tower of London, and similar at Windsor castle. The more “touristic attraction” the more popularity in children minds… So, let it be.
Dear Graham does the most with a very few things… meaning soldiers, sailors and castle (or barracks) The essence is to take a tasteful pic… I could have eliminated the backgrond (see below) but it is charming as it is. Enjoy.
I found this pic on Facebook some weeks ago… even if you think this is not here not there… well… I love it!… it is minimalist but to the point somehow… Enjoy.
As an addendum the eagle-eyed among you would have noticed the lack of head on the figure of the Bass Drummer Guardsman… I know, you know and he (or she) probably knows that a simple order to (for example) DORSET SOLDIERS (by now IMPERIAL MINIATURES I guess) will supply the missing head (You can even buy painted and plug in with a bit of glue…)… BUT… it would not be VINTAGE then… LOL… really… in this hobby you need all sorts and ALL approaches are CORRECT! Just to clarify the point.