Having completed the first battalion of Old Guard with just the backpacks to be glued on I have decided to paint a Perry Miniatures metal British artillery crew before painting the second battalion. Its immediately apparent just how much better in terms of detail and definition the Perry's are so I have now decided that I am going to ditch the 3 gun plastic battery completely. Something about them left me feeling unhappy with them and I think was the cause of the 'wobble' that I experienced in my recent post! As its only 12 figures I think its better to remove them now from the collection and replace them with metal. The crew are excellent, stripped for action as indeed they would be, and lacking those full dress belts and cords etc as portrayed on the rather stiff and formal Victrix. The gun is also much 'meatier' looking all round with improved barrel detail. I know that I will be far happier with these.
If anyone can use a plastic Victrix British battery they are most welcome to have them free of charge together with the rest of the contents of the box. Just let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
I still plan to use Army Painter shade over all of my collection so far, as soon as I can grab some, and I hope this will tone down some of the brightness of the figures a little.