Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Foremost ECW

The Foremost range was originally advertised as a separate venture by Peter Gilder, though it was always exclusively available from Hinchliffe Models. When Frank Hinchliffe sold out to Skytrex the Foremost range went too, so whatever the commercial arrangement was with Peter Gilder it must have ended there.

PG did some of his best work for the Foremost range - the British Napoleonics come immediately to mind, as do the horses. That said, i prefer the earlier Hinchliffe ECW to their Foremost peers - the 'Prince Rupert's Charge' cavalry were a late addition to the Foremost range and are a tad chunky for my liking. Nevertheless they retain all the elan of classic Gilder cavalry.

These particular examples were painted as Ireton's Horse by John Tilson, and a splendid job he did too. If you've been paying attention then you'll remember that John took part in the Edgehill episode of Battleground. Something that was not noted in the Battle article i posted earlier was that John used his own Parliamentarian army during the game - sadly this army was stolen a short time later.

Win absolutely nothing if you can identify the classic tome that Ireton's are deployed upon.


Xaltotun of Python said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

DC said...

Thanks Rob - and to you. Personally i am hoping for a much more prosperous 2010 which might just enable me to get some rather special figures into production, and maybe even start that Greek project i discussed with you ages ago. Cheers.

johnpreece said...

Ah, the rather worse for wear features of The Earl of Essex are a dead giveaway.

Young and Gilder what a combination. I have two sets of the cavalry charge figures which I hope to finally finish this year. I hope they will mix rather well with Redoubts figures.

A happy New Year to you when the appropriate time comes.

Benjamin of Wight said...

I have just been rummaging around in my piles of rubbish and found... A Hinchliffe Price list dated February 1982 a Hinchlifffe Foremost price list/catalogue, and a Connoisseur catalogue!

I have scanned said treasures if anyone is interested.

(bwmc_waterhouse at hotmail of the UK company variety)

Best Ben

TFoss said...

There is definatley action in these poses. I always think of P.G. sculpts as "Gesture" pieces more than exact detail sculpts. When I look at your images on screen without "enbiggening" them, they look smart!