No, not that KLF - this is the King's Lifeguard of Foot. Here we see the Lifeguard preparing to repel a Puritan assault on their display cabinet, whilst Gerrard's (another Gilder unit) lurk in the background. The unit comprises 40 largely standard Hinchliffe castings (the only customisation being the addition of plumes to some hats and helmets) painted by the unknown artist - though the style suggests to me it was PG himself.
One thing that really impressed me about these figures is the quality of the hand painted flags - the brushwork is superb. Whilst the style and quality of figure painting varies the flags are universally excellent.
The Gilder ECW are in serious need of dusting off, sorting out, and some restoration (ouch! sorry..). So until i get my act together the blog will concentrate on the AWI for a while.
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