|The Colonel rides a Crusader nag.|
In lieu of the article I wished to post, I thought this may be of interest. Tentatively labelled "von Zsadány" of IR.3, this figure is intended to depict a Colonel of an "Hungarian" Regt. He wears a plain jacket and drapes a pelisse over his shoulders for a touch of flamboyance. I could have used an Hussar with dolman but I rather like the contrast between plain and ornate coats.
The origin of the components is partly unclear. The figure is a Foundry Russian (I think) liberated from Dave T's "bits box". He had a nasty face with protruding mouth - very Simian. I transplanted a Front Rank Austrian head and affixed a spare metal pelisse to the torso - yes it is attached very far forward and this is intentional! The latter was heavily ground-down to make enough space for the former to be seated.
As always, detail work is required but I think the figure "works".
Another "WIP" taster is the Iroquois man-servant that I have been planning for a fairly long time. In the spirit of frugality *cough cheapskate* I have used the body from which I took von Heßlingshof's head. His new head is taken from a Front Rank "Woodland Indian" and looks suitably grizzled.
Thus far he has lost his right arm and been drilled to receive the various pins. In addition I have removed the scabbard moulded attached to the left leg. There will a suitable substitution added to this area. A fair bit of clean-up and carving still to do on this one but I can see what is needed in my "mind's eye".
Hopefully work on these will progress over the next few days.