I’m becoming quite addicted to these Musketeer Miniatures. It seems they are incredibly fun to paint, I just wish there was less cleanup involved in the process. It seems that the mold lines take quite a bit of work to get rid of, and there are some blemishes on many faces that I dare not remove or the facial detail will come off. At a reasoanable table distance (2-3 feet away from the eye) it will never be noticed though.
When I started these I couldn’t remember what colors I had used for the webbing, so I will be putting up my painting guide in very soon. Not so much because I’m an expert, but because I will be ordering more and don’t want to have the same problem.
Overall, I really like the way they came out. It’s really strange for me, I’ve never really been a fan of painting British troops for anything other than opponents for troops that I do like to paint. Though I have really enjoyed painting up the officers for this lot, I mean had fun. I suppose it’s the cool mustaches.
This is also the first time I’ve ever tried to paint on some Sergeants stripes. Now I usually work in the basement and my reference material was upstairs and I didn’t feel like going to get it and just painted them as I thought they would be. Extra points to anyone who notices the problem with them.
And last buy not least, I picked up some of the great VBCW models from PMC games on ebay. It’s a pretty bush league way to go about ordering as you never know what will be for sale on his “ebay store”, but at the end of the day, they are affordable and really look the part. Here’s a small unit that’s tracked their quarry down and found them in the pub, very British.