Friday, 22 November 2019

Harps and Lions Update

This Saturday has been all about prepping figures and fighting a battle, but I haven't got any pictures ready yet, so to be going on with I have an update on the Royal Standard of Charles I that I painted for my friend Rob about 15 months ago.

Rob has finally completed the command base that he had planned for it, which is pictured below. I'm absolutely delighted by this - not least because it shows that I'm not the only one who takes absolutely ages to get round to things!

Wrong but Romantic

I'm guessing that the King is the chap on the left. I recognise the horse-holder, however - he's a Hinchliffe gunner, if I'm not mistaken. I still have one somewhere up in the attic. Whatever they are, they have been beautifully painted.

I've pleaded with Rob to let me show off more pictures of his other wonderful ECW flags and figures, but he won't let me.

Have a great weekend
WM

Edit:

Rob tells me that the figures are:
  • for King Charles, a Warrior Miniature’s CWC7 on horse ??? (answers in a blog comment, please-possibly Essex?);
  • for the bare-headed officer, a Hinchliffe personality General Fairfax (PF23) on LH3 Light Horse Standing Arched Neck;
  • a Hinchliffe Colour Bearer In Helmet ECW11; and
  • a Hinchliffe Gunner Porte Fire ECW18 – less porte fire and powder flask changed with green stuff to a satchel.
Edit 2:

Here's another shot of them with a bit of artistic lighting!



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  1. 'Tis a thing of beauty Matt. Since becoming custodian of my old ECW collection in March 2018 Rob has been sending me updates on his refurb progress and it's been wonderful to see how he has put his own stamp on them, new basing, additional figures here and there, hand painted flags replacing printed ones,reins added to the horse regiments, more highlights and above all the glossy varnish to finish. The Royal Standard is a worthy addition.

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    1. I've been getting some of the updates too, 'Lee, and all I can say is that any temptation I may have had to show off my own boyish attempts at painting Hinchliffe ECWs has well and truly evaporated. I never saw such a beautiful array.

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  2. Is this the standard that was dropped in the mud when first unfurled at Nottingham? Beautiful painting, mind, of both standard and figures.

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    1. Very rainy, Nottingham, which is why they look all shiny, Archduke.

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    2. Standard Hill in Nottingham is now all trendy bars, expensive flats and student accommodation... you couldn’t swing a cat let alone a royal standard..
      It is still however rainy... ;-)

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  3. Great work Rob and sublime Royal standard WM!

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  4. Beautiful job, most impressive colors!

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    1. Isn't it. I've never done anything like this myself, but I'm certainly feeling the urge a bit now.

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  6. I think Rob is hiding his light under a bushel not letting you publish photos of his ACW project, I'm sure his Roundheads are Right and far from Repulsive

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    1. He needs to start his own blog, David!

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    2. I second that. BTW I meant ECW not ACW! So many TLA's.

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  7. A very high standard indeed Matt...

    All the best. Aly

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