Bit of a departure for me, been chatting to Mikeland about ECW and the first figure from this period I ever owned. We both had the plastic kit of the Airfix Musketeer..... Have to say a bit lacking as a figure now but he was one of my favouite figures from that time....i did a very bad job of his belts which were a piece of thin plastic sheet! murdered the paint job in green but Like Bagpus, Emily loved....no I was pleased with him......
Fast forward 35+ years and the Chat with mike....He sugested he send me the component parts from the pike and shotte set and some metal parts to enhance him.....so we did a figure swap...a Firelock on single sprue went the other way...... I have assembled, primed, done his flesh and put down the base coat of his.....coat!
Mike says he is also going to do a Homage to the dandy airfix musketeer so, just like buses, there will be another one along in a minute I also i can't decide which side of the civil war to be on....I'm more of an Anarchist, than a royalist or parliamentarian....I think I would have joined the parliamentary side, then Shot Cromwwell after the war ended! So...here is the result a gun for hire from the 1640's.....Updates as I have them. hope you like.....
Where may I get these lovely birds Carvel? Do you have an animal housing for them? Would a cabin in Warlord's Rourke's Drift do?
ECW is such a nice theme. From today. Not for the peasants. Choosing a side is difficult. I remember a symposium at the National Army Museum long long ago. In a lecture the guy at the desk asked the people to raise the hand to show the side they prefer. Only two choose the King's side. He then asked for reasons and most had very vague ideas about 17th century democracy. The one Royalist stated just personal preference.
The other cavalier guy was ...... me. Simple reason. I would have come with Rupert.
I had neither the Airfix Pikeman nor the Musketeer. But the mounted Cavalier.
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