Having scrounged up a little bit of near dead putty I set to work. The result before sanding is ok, not great but it'll do for one offs. Then, before I added bandoliers I decided to flip to that picture of the Yukon Field Force in red coats and slouch hats, much more colourful. While looking at equipment and leggings an alarm went off in the back of my mind. Eventually I twigged. Her Majesty's troops turned up the left brim, the side where the rifle is shouldered. I had turned up the right one!
Must be the combination of reading up on campaigns in German Africa and using Scruby ACW reb cavalry with hats turned up on the right. Well, Oerberg can use some more figures anyway.......
|40mm Zinnbrigade in front, Jacklex 4.7" and a 1st mockup of a 40mm version behind. 25mm Garrison medievals behind.|
One thing I have been fretting about is a 4.7" gun, can't take Little Wars as inspiration and not want one. Initially I planned to buy the Little Briton's one but the picture just doesn't do it for me. The little 20mm Jacklex one is a superb little model that looks like its straight from a photo. The original Britain's was close and had a charm of its own but the LB one has nice wheels but lacks the elegance and length of the thing. So I have started playing about with bits and pieces as can be seen in the picture.
Speaking of Scruby and artillery, Mike at Historifigs has been working on rescuing the 40mm Scruby Colonial range and it WILL include a gun! Watch this space!