Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Return of The KLF

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.

5 comments:

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hello there Doug,

Glad to see you've thrown your hat in the ring as far as model soldier blogs go. And I agree whole heartedly with you on the Steve Hezzlewood sculpting (and Ted Suren too for that matter). You've got some very nice photographs from your collection on display here. Looking forward to more from you in the future.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

tidders said...

Nice stuff from you collection.

Nice to see the 'older' ranges on show they look better than some of the modern ones.

-- Allan

Matt said...

Lovely stuff! I have seen some of the flags drawn/painted by PG at the Wargames Holiday Centre..very impressive work. I have a few Hinchliffe ECW figures that need renovating-very tempting to go all shiny!

Matt

littlejohn said...

Nice work...and "Krylon Triple Thick Gloss" all the way!

--Dave

Stryker said...

Great blog - I'll be back...

Ian