Sir Colin Campbell
I went on a trip to Wales recently to see Old John and it was time well spent. The food was good, the company excellent and it was a trip absolutely stuffed to the gills with toy soldiers. Amongst them were these Crimean British troops, which I bought from John Preece last year, but only managed to collect a few weeks ago.
I would go on, but I think these fellas stand on their own merits. They are Stadden 25s, tall and elegant and I think a reasonable match for many 1/72 figures. But even if they weren't how could you resist these visions of shiny toy soldier loveliness?
A think red streak tipped with steel
Having looked at these, I've actually scrapped by planning for a 1/32 Highlander colour party. I will have to repaint the kilts and copy John's approach here. I had been trying to paint tartan as it is and John has just managed to do so much more with just a suggestion of colour. Every figure is a master class in composition.
The damned rankers
These will hopefully give me the kick in the pants required to get weaving and play some more Crimean games. I shall have to photograph them properly soon.
Met this friendly fellow out and about
He was rather demanding.