Fife & Drum Miniatures is a range of 1/56 scale figures (approximately 30mm in height) sculpted by Richard Ansell, and is devoted to the American War of Independence. The figures may be purchased from Der Alte Fritz through this blog, using Paypal for payment. Click on the page tabs for Crown Forces, American forces and artillery equipment to see pictures of the individual figures.

Winner of the "Best Historical Miniatures Range of 2011" by The Miniatures Page.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

British Centre Company & Officers Pix

British Centre Company Figures & Mounted Officers

Fife & Drum British Regiment Preparing to Get The Prime of Their Lives
Here are a couple of quick photos of the actual lead figures. I washed 16 Grenadiers and about 32 Centre Company men plus the two mounted officers in a bath of rubbing alcohol to ensure that any mould release was cleaned off. The castings are very clean and crisp with nary a spec of flash. I did a little bit of filing underneath the saddles of the mounted officers, using a long rat-tail file. One or two swipes of the file and the figure was ready to be glued onto the horse.

In the picture above, the officer on the left hand side, holding his hat, is mounted on a Minden Miniatures standing horse. The officer on the right, with his hand on his hip, is mounted on a Fife & Drum horse. I plan to add more officers' horses in the future, but for now, I'm concentrating on getting the basic infantry, artillery and cavalry sculpted and into production. My objective is to have all combat arms done by this time next year.

I also affixed 16 of the marching grenadiers and the two others (at the ready or advancing/standing firing) onto temporary card bases, for priming and painting. So they are not shown in this picture. They are out in the garage getting grey primed. I plan to start on the first 16 grenadiers tomorrow, so I had to get them primed and ready for the brushes. The line companies will get painted next week. I'll have to rush off an order to GMB Designs for some British flags.

Well, I'm off to bed now, so good evening.

1 comment:

  1. They look great! You must be very pleased. Nothing like a bunch of new, shiny figures waiting to be temporarily based and painted.

    Best Regards,