Samstag, 20. November 2010
Tel El Kebir
As for the uniforms see here some plates from my archive:
Figures are available from Waterloo 1815. This set is a mixture of the old 1884 uniform and the later 1890 campaign version. But we don't have many useful poses here.This set has a price wich is still good value for money. As for the latest sets of Waterloo we get less figures from set to set for a higher price. The same policy goes for Caesar and Italeri. Not really funny for a collector...
Ok, back from politics to the fun of the hobby.
We can convert figures like this!
I guess Duncan has something to say to it too:-)) Have a look at his blog and some great postings there http://osborneradloff.blogspot.com/search/label/Egyptian%20and%20Sudanese%20Army%201882%20to1898
Beside plastics there are some metals available from Ral Partha, Scruby and Hinton Hunt. Ral Partha are little bit bigger, more like Zvezda in height, Scruby and Hinton Hunt more on the Airfix-size. The later are more for the nostalgic collector like me too and don't have the standard of todays figures. Here a photo of a Ral Partha unit (not my collection).
To safe me to convert hundreds of figures I also thought about converting my Turkish Crimean infantry into Egyptians. Remove the coat, sculpting it new and give them gaiters and the right equipment. Beside the loading one, very pose could be useful..
Maybe some of you have other ideas for a conversion. I would be glad to hear them.