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Here's the finished article
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with a couple of 1/76 vehicles to give it scale
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and with my other two Bellona bases
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the one on the left is sort of Napoleonic with the broken guns and limbers moulded into the base, while the one on the right is a small trench section.
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I packed the undersides of the other bases with expanding polystyrene foam (like plumbers use) and this worked pretty well (though a bit expensive).
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Whilst not designed to 'interlock' I guess they could be used as war-gaming terrains
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Nicely done, Ratch. Those would make great bases for general pics of completed models as well as for dios.

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You're right Shaun, and thanks for looking in :grin:
The next batch of figures to be restored/renovated are these, the 1st Battalion, 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers) - 4 Esci (Grenadier and Light Company) with 16 Airfix 01745 (Centre Companies)
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The two figures on the left are the Esci ones I'm using for the Grenadiers - a trooper and an ensign carrying the rather small King's Colours
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The two kneeling figures on the right will form the Light Company
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Love your bases Ratch, and as Shaun says they would make nice sets for photos.

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Cheers Nigel, they're really easy and quick to do :razz:

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Clashcityrocker wrote:
Love your bases Ratch, and as Shaun says they would make nice sets for photos.

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Seconded (or thirded I suppose...); either way, good work and something I need to do a few of!

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Why thank-you kind Sir :grin:

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Another set of figures all done as the 1st Battalion, 23rd Regiment of Foot (Royal Welsh Fusiliers)
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More great figure work, Ratch. These Napoleonic figures make for an attractive display, much more so than modern uniform colours - Disrupted Pattern Material is no match for the thin red line!

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They're certainly more colourful Shaun 8-)
14th Regiment next then something different ;-)

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You certainly get a lot of detail in your figures Ratch. I like the groupings you display them in too.

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Nice work Ratch. I like your simple but effective approach to model making. I think sometimes we overcomplicate things when model making. I'm certainly guilty of that!

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Thanks very much guys. I'm still an impatient kid at heart, lacking the skills and refinements that you guys display :oops: But for me its about how I enjoy my modelling. I know my limitations (though I do try to develop new skills), and I try not to set myself targets that are too high. Procrastination is the thief of time, so I try to draw a line and complete a build rather than continually go back and change things. That may seem like an odd thing to say, given that most of these figures have been re-works, but when I painted them 20-30 years ago, I knew much less about uniforms and Waterloo than I do now - so they're more like corrections to my previous mistakes :roll:

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The second half of the old set of Airfix 01745 Waterloo British Infantry, supplemented with 5 Esci British Infantry figures as the 3rd Battalion, 14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot
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I love these Napoleonic collections. Terrific work.

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