Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Salute giveaway figure 2009

Black Scorpion have just put their Salute 09 giveaway figure up on The Miniatures Page. The theme of the event is going to be the Zulu Wars, which is good news! Its quite a nice little vignette and its good to see the Zulu Wars becoming popular again: these things do go in cycles. One thing, though, I can't understand why people keep painting the helmets of the British as if they had four panels.

This foreign service helmet is, I believe, a genuine 1879 one from the 24th foot. It quite clearly has six panels. Never mind, the panel lines are never as much a feature as painters make them out to be, given the scale of a 28mm figure, so it should be easily sorted.