(You can read his frustration in making Victrix British at: Link )
Luckily most of my plastics which I wanted have been either the Victrix French Guard types which, while tricky, were at least of mostly similar marching poses; or Perrys which are just a pack and head to glue.
However, as I am determined to make most of the armies from plastics if I can possibly do (regardless if they are available in metal), this obviously means much scraping off of details, adding details or mix-and-match equipment and arms (both weapon AND the body part!)
One can see some of this, admittedly foolish effort, in the photos below. But as I only need nine or so of each type, it is not TOO bad.....
|Dutch Infantry of 1815 front view|
|Orange-Nassau Regiment of the Netherlands Army 1815 (front view)|
Well, seeing these photos close up one notices the faults. My reading glasses don't magnify as the camera lens does! Luckily any malformations should be covered up by my very heavy paint style. I hope!
* "Scrape, scrape, scrape. Nothing you can dance to." This comment from a character in response to the beautiful violin playing in the movie Master and Commander which The Wife and I recently watched again. She likes it despite being a war movie. Must be Russell Crowe in the tight breeches, eh!