With the Rebel army pretty well organized, I turned my attention to the Dominion.
|'A' company ready to go.|
When I ordered my first Guard moulds from Castings over 20 years ago, I was thinking "most versatile pose", so I got a Guardsman at the "Ready" who could be about to "Present! FIRE!" (OK by the book once the present was ordered the soldiers were supposed to lift their rifle, aim, and then fire without waiting for another order but ......). I also bought the only officer mould, a running officer, sword in hand. Sighhhh. I did convert one standing Guardsman to an officer but also put up with a running officer with standing men.
|I should have taken a 'before' picture. The v shaped cut was in the front, the straight slash in the back. When the leg was straightened this was reversed.|
Today, I was sorting through the Faraway troops, making up 18 man battalions, when it occured to me, with Blum's manual still in mind, that I had learned how to handle this long ago but seem to have forgotten! So I hauled out razor saw, exacto etc, made a V shaped notch on the front of the knee which had to be straightened, and made a thin cut in the back of the knee joint and then gently straightened the leg, filled the gaps with putty then touched up the paint.
Not perfect, but it only took a few minutes. I have this awful feeling that I may find myself doing more of this stuff again.