Friday, May 12, 2017

Imrie/Risley Continental Soldiers. 54mm

I have a box of castings cloned from I&R figures that I did years ago . There were enough parts and pieces to make six New England states Continental Army figures in white facings. The women in the background is a conversion of an old Cliff Sanderson figure.












Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rescued Repainted Britains Ltd Civil War gun crew

I probably ruined the resale value for these figures by repainting them.













Now shown with the Britains gun that the originals were sold with.



Saturday, April 29, 2017

Rescued from the Scratch and Dent boxes.

These figures were found in used, scratched, or dented boxes at a recent soldier show here in Massachusetts. I got a few Imrie/Risley castings for far less than new castings from the makers. They have all been repainted.










I finally found a complete Strombecker cannon to go with the crew from the 50 year old Washington at Yorktown set.






Unknown War of 1812 figure.





This looks like an SAE figure with an Imrie/ Risley musket attached by someone.






Sunday, April 23, 2017

A trip to the Concord Museum

            My daughter is a sophomore at Salem State (Dean's List) . This week she announced that I had to take her to Concord, Mass for an extra credit field trip as she doesn't drive and she didn't know anyone in her literature class who would drive her. "Oh OK" . It turned out to be a pleasant trip and we were home by noon.
            One stop was the Concord Museum where I qualified for the senior ticket. Good local museum overall. I finally saw this diorama that I had only seen in photos. It's the British side of the Battle of Concord Bridge and I was told that it was done in the 1930s. Crude figures but a lively diorama,



I like this little detail of the Light Infantryman on tip-toes trying to see the action.






Later we went out to the real North Bridge.



Of course Rachel posed in the Redcoat at the visitor's center.



Anyway. I'm a good dad.







Sunday, April 9, 2017

Hinterland Female Hussars revisited.

I repainted a group of these figures to match the blue uniformed figures and match a larger group.