|AWI recycled French. A nice paint conversion by an unknown painter.|
Currently I am sorting through my wargaming collection with the twin aims of inventorying what I have, and also to store it more effectively than it is currently. Recently I rediscovered some Airfix figures that I had acquired as part of a bulk lot. They had been painted well, but unfortunately with enamels. The original paint job was quite good, but had suffered a bit with time, with quite a fair amount of flaking on most figures. I decided to touch up the paint jobs and base them up as linear infantry stands using V&B basing system - 3" frontage by 1.5" depth.
Amongst the figures were a set of Airfix Washington's Army painted up as a unit of French troops suitable for use as US allies in AWI games. Once I touched up the figures I gave the now standard GW wash, and then based, flocked, and varnished them up.
|I went with a move golf course look this time...|
|I have always thought this set had a great deal of character.|
|Rear view of one of the stands. Two guys helping a wounded guy results in a loss of three effectives...|
One of the interesting things about this group of figures, is that the horse is not the original one supplied with this set - it is actually from the Airfix Cowboys set - and has replaced one of the better Airfix horses with one of the worse. This set is one of my favourite Airfix sets, and was one that I made sure I snapped up during the wave of Airfix re-releases in the early 1990s.
|If not George Washington, then perhaps Rochambeau?|