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olicana25 Nov 2021 9:44 a.m. PST

'm in the process of sorting out the last batches of figures to finish the Anglo-Portuguese and French armies.

I had always planned to do a second corps command stand for the French (because I can see two corps commanders featuring at the same time) and consequently, I've had three mounted figures and a couple of foot figures to do this in my lead pile for a long time.

I hadn't planned anything similar for the Anglo-Portuguese but I had thought about having a Beresford command stand (I even painted him). Then I decided he was surplus to requirements and didn't rebase him when I rebased the other officers.

However, whilst rummaging through the bag of odds and sods (left over from the project) I came across another unused British mounted officer. That would be two mounted figures, and I have an unused painted foot officer and an unpainted sergeant marching with his partisan over his shoulder: But, that is still not quite enough for a full C-in-C stand. Could I use a 'stand filler' as the extra piece I would need?

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Filler made!

I'm not that up on early 19th C roadside shrines: How should the crucifix be painted?

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2021 12:57 a.m. PST

An ordinary wayside crucifix would probably be carved wood. I would paint it as such with weathering.

olicana26 Nov 2021 2:31 a.m. PST

I did just that.

Still not sure about it. Historically accurate isn't always what looks best. I'm happy with it, as it is, but wonder if it might look more eye catching 'shinier': perhaps a brass Christ on a black (marble?) cross.

Now painted my little sculpture (not my strongest suit) actually looks a little better than I thought it might.

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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2021 11:55 a.m. PST

Carved wood any day. Looks right and your "Calvary" is perfect.

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