Tuesday, 3 June 2014

There's none like these....


I don't think there will be any more of these anywhere in the world...

These are Lamming SYW figures - I think they started out as Prussian Cuirassiers - definitely cuirassiers, anyway. I got them a while ago, before I bought the Lamming display figures at auction. They had been converted for use as standard bearers, with swords and carbines removed. So I replaced these and painted them for use as British Cavalry or Dragoons for my '45 project.

So I have sort of restored them to near how they would have looked, but the swords and muskets will be different as will the uniform. In spite of my usual basic paint job I like them quite a lot and they make a flexible unit (or units). They are based individually on 20x40mm MDF bases from ERM and then movement trays from Warbases.

9 comments:

A.W. KITCHEN said...

We will not see their like again !

DeanM said...

Your restoration looks flawless - BTW what scale are they? I'm totally unfamiliar with Lamming. Best, Dean

Colin said...

Tremendous stuff, but reminds me how old I am!

Vintage Wargaming said...
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Vintage Wargaming said...

Dean they are 25mm - think Minifigs S Range size

Chris said...

How did you do the repairs? I have a variety of figures that have lost their sword, end of a musket, etc.--what can i do to remedy this?

Thanks,

Chris Johnson

Vintage Wargaming said...

Chris

I put up a number of posts a while ago on my Hinton Hunter blog about sword replacement - they can be found here:

http://findthatfigure.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=sword+replacement

They also show how Peter Gilder did it, with pin swords. This same technique was used by Bill Lamming on his demonstration figures which I acquired and the results can be seen here:

http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bill-lammings-lost-range-seven-years-war.html

I have never managed to do pin swords properly, despite investing in some equipment: I think this might have been down to the type of pins.

I hope this helps - someone out there my have some more useful links for making pin swords, which look good but can be bad for your fingers when moving troops.

Vintage Wargaming said...

Chris

TMP link with quite a few methods

http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=236463

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love seeing these older figures here. Thank you.

Best Regards,

Stokes