Sunday, 6 July 2014

Yer actual Toy Soldiers!

The Romans are coming along nicely. well into the second legion now and hopefully I can get them done just in time for Victrix new Latin allies to be released!

I fancied a change today though..

Although I have long admired the wonderful Toy Town soldiers and various other unique and fanciful offerings from Eureka, I was a little put off by the prices to get anything underway. However a chance ebay purchase snaffled me a small force of these for a rock bottom price..they have been a drawer waiting to be painted for a little while now.

Today I thought I'd paint up a couple as 'test' figures, work out what colours to use etc. The uniforms are vaguely Danish 1848ish.. but ultimately these are Toy Town and not historical! 

Once they are dry, I am going to give them a good gloss varnish, hopefully can get them looking bright and shiny! (Which goes against every toy soldier painting bone in my body!

I have done an infantryman (white plume), and artillery gunner, and a lancer (have a few of these, and will be replacing the bendy whitemetal lances with something suitable and homemade)..

Although listed under '28mm' figures.. they stand around 35mm base to eye.. the lancer measured from wheelbase (!) to top of his plume is 65mm high.. so they are fairly substantial.

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