Builds 1/32 Napoleonic area classic collectors series Mounted Figures by Airfix

after being given a few of these, I'm now an avid collector of the series, that said, I like to build too, so I'll collect a mint one, and build a less than perfect one, and you can still obtain less than mint examples for under a tenner.
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I got these two for under a tenner, the Scotts Grey is complete and unstarted, but the Frenchie is started, rather badly. But appears to be complete.
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I do like a challenge, and there's no challenge more satisfying than taking a model someone else has messed up and turning it into something worth displaying, this French Cuirassier fits that category, the previous owner has screwed it up and given up on the build.
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the Grey is in mint, unstarted condition, so I'll make that second,
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lets clean up the Frenchman and see what we've got.
 
the Horse looks to have been poorly joined and painted in....don't know.
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the figure looks like he has shat himself, and the look on his face confirms it, that'll need stripping and taking apart.
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Chef

LE
30p for a mounted 54mm figure and as I recall they were pretty good for the time.
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
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I made all of them in the 70s, as good an intro to 54mm figure modelling as a 14 year old could manage. I nearly picked up a boxful at an auction but the price got too high. I did get this lot though:

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after cleaning up the Horse rider and the saddle, here they are in primer, not too badly off despite their bodged beginnings. They should take paint rather well now. one thing I've noticed that's missing, the blade and scabbard of his sword, the ornate handguard is still on the sprue.
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Helm

MIA
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after cleaning up the Horse rider and the saddle, here they are in primer, not too badly off despite their bodged beginnings. They should take paint rather well now. one thing I've noticed that's missing, the blade and scabbard of his sword, the ornate handguard is still on the sprue.
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In that scale, stiff card will do for both, if you've nothing in the spares box.
 
Yes, I was thinking of cutting one out in plasticard, and PE scrap, might be more accurate than cardboard. I've started painting the rider, lots of detail work to go on there, thin white lines, for now I've got a Garden fence to replace, so I'll crack back on with the little Frog in a day or two.
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Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Yes, I was thinking of cutting one out in plasticard, and PE scrap, might be more accurate than cardboard. I've started painting the rider, lots of detail work to go on there, thin white lines, for now I've got a Garden fence to replace, so I'll crack back on with the little Frog in a day or two.
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Let me have a check in the spares warehouse....
 

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
Any good?

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Or anything in here?


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Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer

Bubbles_Barker

LE
Book Reviewer
very kind offer, many thanks, I'm looking forward to seeing how I can do scratching one up, can I get back to you if my efforts are woeful, that sword in the sheath would be a good sub as he comes with a pistol, your spares organisation is impressive.
Of course, my spares are your spares…;-)
 

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