|The parts are in a nasty state.|
I acquired these in a large trade a couple of years ago. The former owner had fixed the Nellies together (crudely) with Milliput and they looked awful. I decided to take them apart but at the time had so many other choices for Menander's army that these got shelved - they just looked like a lot of work.
Now with my new project and subsequent Colonial foray I have decided to resurrect these sorry beasties and use a few to mount the Governor, some other notables and a swivel gun. After all, an Orientalist sybarite isn't complete without an Elephant upon which to ride.
As can be seen, they are not great. I think they are Old Glory and Essex Ancient Indian models the former being horrendously anorexic - in fact not much wider than a well fed Front Rank horse! The heads, as is usual in the world of wargames figures, are a nasty mix of African and Indian features and the trunks are just plain wrong! That said there is a good deal of potential and the models didn't cost me a Dime. Incidentally the resin head is an old leftover from a Gripping Beast freebie I converted with some Aventine Miniatures spares.
|Hidustani Howdah designs.|
A lot of work as I will work on the crummiest example but an interesting change of scene for the moments when decapitating Chasseurs begins to prove tiresome.