Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tally Ho!

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I say, what larks! It appears that some of the keen young chaps from the country set think it a wizard wheeze to purloin their fathers' old cavalry gear, purchase some firearms and take to the field in their hunting pinks!

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And thus the Herefordshire Hunt Hussars is born - ready to flush out any bad sports, wrong doers and sundry inferior sorts and run them down!

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The last dregs of my birthday money went towards a box of Perry Miniatures plastic ACW cavalry. I've changed their kepis into riding helmets with a little Greenstuff and rather haphazardly added some snippets of metallic sticky tape for coat tails.

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I find the detail on these plastics to be a little soft for my rather unsophisticated painting technique, but I'm reasonably happy with how they came out and they'll add a colourful (if somewhat brief) presence on the tabletop.

Anyway, the Whipper-In has has hollered, the fox has broken covert and the hounds are giving tongue - tally-ho chaps!

8 comments:

  1. I say what an absolutely splendid idea!

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  2. Truly the Unspeakable in Pursuit of the Uneatable. ;) Excellent conversion work, JP.

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  3. I say bloody brilliant, what. I am going to have to nick this idea JP and do me some chaps for the Leicestershire hunt.

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    1. Well if I can do it, anyone can! :D

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  4. Brilliant indeed and I too am tempted to nick this idea!

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    1. Cheers! By all means nick away!

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