Stage one of my Peninsular project is rapidly drawing to a close, and not a year too soon. Today I've managed to base up a couple of guns and clear the last of the Portuguese from the lead pile.
All figures are by Front Rank.
I already know what we'll call these lads! Boys will be boys.
I've done these in white 'summer' trousers. I've done the previous units in blue trousers. These look rather more interesting.
This is the only unit I have with the red flag of the Southern Region.
After removing the figures head, the outer rows of buttons had to be cut off and scraped smooth with a scalpel. Then a new head in a Portuguese stovepipe shako was pinned and glued into place.
Shoulder wings were added with Milliput. This was applied as a thin sheet and smoothed out before being cut to shape with a scalpel. I could have gone the paper or thick foil route but the putty solution was quicker and easier.
Round stands are by War Bases. Other stands are home cut from MDF sheet.
I now only have three batches of figures to do (four units) and stage one of the project will be finished.
Stage two, or at least 80% of it, has arrived from Front Rank, one parcel a week for the last four weeks. What I have to do is ignore it by telling myself it's on another planet until stage one is done and dusted, hopefully by the end of the summer.