I had been looking forward to receiving this prize since I learned that I was the lucky winner. It is a 54mm drummer boy of the British Foot Guards from Waterloo, 1815. The Figure was made by Sarum Soldiers, Ltd. in London. My first reaction when I pulled it from the packaging was "Wow, this seems vintage." This is not a new figure, and after some brief research I haven't been able to determine when this specific model may have been made - but it does appear that it is no longer manufactured. The model came with its own base, a selection of heads, a saber, some detached arms and, of course, the drum. It really is a nice model.
I am excited and anxious to begin this little painting project. It is a first for me for two reasons: first, this will be the first figure larger than 28mm that I have painted, so I will probably need to adjust some of the things I normally do when painting and second, I have never painted a Napoleonic Wars figure despite having a very large interest in the conflict and the armies.
I will certainly document the entire process of painting this fantastic model here on the blog and hope to get this started soon.
And Ian, thanks again!
|Royal mail is enough to get anybody excited!|
|The packaged model.|
|Included was a sheet with detailed painting instructions.|
|A very nice photograph for reference.|
|Reverse of the photograph are hints for assemply.|
|All the figure's bits.|