Always have admired the work of the Dilley’s (father & son)… even bought the book (the original one in e-bay or amazon second hand shops… not sure exactly) done years ago and it is a treasured one in my collection.
I do not paint in mat, more Toy Soldier Classical gloss varnish for me… but as with Military Modeling I do appreciate CRAFTSMANSHIP!…
Not my thing at all (personally) but I know quality when I see it. That bloody part of the late XIXth Century whem the European Powers (all of them) expanded “civilization” and “commerce”… all round the world… globalization at the point of the bayonet!
I am a huge fan of what Francesco does with 28mm Perry’s… unsurpassed IMHO… those mini dioramas are full of action and tasteful display (and some are standard figures or minis!)… mindblowing standard of painting if you ask me… not my favourite scale anymore… but dear me!… he tempts me everytime I see his works.
They are NOT 54mm there is even a pic that shows the difference in scale somewhere in Facebook… but I liked this one… around 42mm and painted Dilley’s way but not from his collection (Graham Hilditch’s own). Awesome!
It has been a long time, but finally decided to show what craftsmanship can do… Above a badly need of repair set… below the awesome concept and execution. 54mm with a vengeance!… Wish I had this level of “ability” in my fingers. Enjoy.