It is my desire for my Napoleonic collection to be, as much as possible, in plastic; but sometimes this does mean a fair amount of effort. Now this is a hobby so it is fun effort, but effort nonetheless.
With all the conversion I was doing to create French line lancers, CaC versions, etc. I was left with two officer horses with pointed saddle cloths - good for my Brunswick hussars! (well, OK not quite perfect for the button-counter, but OK for me) Just add a horse from the British hussar pack and we have the required three figures. But I could only create two of the horsehair shakos. Oh well, add a bandaged head then (no headdress you see!).
OK then-- glue, glue, glue
Only when painting do I notice I had attached the bandaged head on the torso with the upraised sword and on the charging horse; a most aggressive pose...and his horse with a British docked tail!
Well, that is messed up. But wait. There is a story here. The rider is obviously a headstrong type. A real go-getter. Wounded in the head and dismounted, he quickly reined in an abandoned British horse to continue the charge! Heroic stuff that.
|Showing the middle figure on a British horse, continuing the charge|