The Shed: The box of mainly painted figuresPosted: July 20, 2014
I have now had the opportunity to begin sorting out the contents of the box, and what I found surprised me.
In one corner of the box were a number of Crimean Wars Minifigs that are – I understand – old ‘S’ Range figures. I have no recollection of buying them, but I suspect that I may have made the purchase in Eric Knowles’ shop in the early 1980s.
Also in the box were some old Minifigs ‘S’ Range Prussian Napoleonic figures that I bought and painted in my late teens (i.e. the late 1960s). They look rather dark in colour … but they seem to have survived their incarceration fairly well, and here has been little damage to their paintwork.
There were also a number of badly painted Hinton Hunt British Crimean War Guard and Line Infantry figures (and a very odd looking Lancer!) …
… and they are accompanied by some equally badly painted French Crimean War Infantry from another of the early figure manufacturers … Douglas Miniatures.
The final figures that I have sorted out are an odd collection of badly painted metal Napoleonic figures that may well be early Minifigs … with the odd Hinton Hunt figure thrown in for good measure. I have yet to sort out the remaining figures in the box … but I will write a further blog entry when I do.