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Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 8:59 a.m. PST

My latest blog showing my painting progress for the week. I am working on a 'Forlorn Hope' for a scenario set in the Peninsular War. More details can be found in my blog here:



Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 9:45 a.m. PST

How clever to notice that some are true Light Infantry, I think at least one is a flank co of a Line Regt also. He does have the shoulder wings I think but also the brass plate on his cap.

Forlorn Hope is not something I thought could be "easily" modelled. Never seen the scaling figures before! Interested you use Iraqi Sand for the haversack. I discovered it purely by chance and do exactly the same.

Some pics seem lost on the link alas. They may reappear next time I visit of course. May or may not bother you, but buff faced folk like 52nd used buff leather belts, not whitened. If you are bothered a simple wash over the white would be far better (and easier) than repainting. The only snag is they simply do not look as good, then, as do the white belts!

Fettster 4208 Feb 2019 3:13 a.m. PST

Where did the climbing figures come from? You said foundry on your blog, but I could not find on their site

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 6:14 a.m. PST

Casting Room Miniatures….ex Foundry releases basically and well worth a look;


Fettster 4208 Feb 2019 3:52 p.m. PST

Thankd. Do you know how well they fit with current perry metal and plastics?

Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2019 5:51 a.m. PST

Thanks Deadhead! My easy going approach may be just a bit too easy going, even for me. I had forgotten that buff facing units had buff belts! I have considered repainting the facings but I think I will repaint the straps in Buff. If nothing else it will emphasise the different units that make up the raiding party for the game.
It shows the perils of painting Napoleonics without using a picture for reference….but at least they are out of the lead pile and on the table!
Thanks also for spotting the casting room link. I picked the figures up at a bring and buy and thought that they were foundry – in effect casting room miniatures are the same company. the irony for me being that Foundry are based just down the road from me, practically in the next village at East Stoke! (I am in Bingham, Notts).
AS regards compatibility, I am pretty sure that these sculpts are by the Perry Brothers. Although Foundry can be slightly smaller than current Perry ranges, some of the figures are very close. I'll be using these with Perry 95th rifles and I doubt that there will be a noticeable difference on the table. I'll see if I can get some pictures for comparison.

Fettster 4212 Feb 2019 7:14 a.m. PST

Thanks, some comparison pictures would be useful

Jabba Miles13 Feb 2019 5:30 a.m. PST

A lot of the Casting Room Miniatures figures are by other sculptors. The main Foundry range are the Perry sculpts if I remember correctly.
I have Casting Room Portuguese Cacadores and whilst great sculpts are noticeably smaller than Warlords Portuguese, and smaller than Perry, Victrix and Front rank too.

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