While I wait for the washes to dry on my latest unit of War of Spanish Succession cavalry, I thought that I would put together a little introduction to my up and coming Shiny Napoleonic project.
As I have said in the past... "Any major Napoleonic collection was for me always going to be 'shiny'.
And why?... I possibly hear you say...
Well... My first experiences with Napoleonics were with gloss painted Hinton Hunt, Minifigs, Lamming and Hinchliffe Miniatures and like the duck that is imprinted on the first living thing it sees, I found myself imprinted to these...
I don't consider this as being an Old School, Retro or Vintage project because I have always liked 'shiny'... for me it is the here and now.
This does not mean that I don't think that modern Napoleonic miniatures are not beautiful... they are... but in my opinion their sculpting , detail and stature does not suit the 'Shiny'.
|An example of the 'Shiny'|
The results of these purchases have been mixed... as have my experiences... It is incredible what some people will pay for old toy soldiers.
I tend to decide what I think they are worth... and stick to it... That will be the Presbyterian Scot in me.
Did you know there is such a thing as 'bid sniping' ... its when someone puts in a higher bid a Nano Second before the end of the auction... apparently there are online services and apps that make it possible... its all perfectly legal and I am possibly showing my age here when I say that the first time it happened to me I was rather shocked.... it just seemed ... ungentlemanly.
Okay... I am showing my age.
|Some of the toys what I have bought|
|Some arrive a little worse for wear... although fortunately these were not expensive.|
|Some arrive beautifully packed... in hand made boxes no less.|
I will post pictures of these tests over the coming months... in between stuff for my War of Spanish Succession project... which has priority.
Gosh!... It sounds like I have actually got a plan... whatever next...
Sticking to it...
There are a number of splendid blogs catering for this kind of madness... it is heady stuff so proceed with caution... Here are but a few.
Right back to The Spanish War of Succession... It won't finish its self...
All the best Aly