Friday, February 19, 2010

The Garde N'est Pas

The Garde N'est Pas of the Batrachian Empire lined up in the town plaza for inspection. Their commander is Colonel Francois le Comte de la Blanc-Mange.

These are from Foundry's new French SYW range. It's a mixed lot in terms of quality. These garde figures are similar to Foundry's other SYW range, but there are some fusiliers with a decided lean to the right (and I'm not talking about politics - it's more like one leg is longer than the other) and a drummer who has two right hands! When most people turn their hands palms up their thumbs point outwards. The fusilier drummer has his left hand palm up, but the thumb is on the inwards side. I modified him so his thumb is now on the correct side (maybe devaluing him as a collectible? ha ha).

6 comments:

abdul666 said...

Looks like these minis received a better paintjob than their sculpting would deserve! Glad for them (and for Batrachia and its Ruler, of course).

Chris said...

Really nice paint job -- and I always love the names you give to your characters!

Bluebear Jeff said...

Excellent painting, sir.


-- Jeff

A J said...

I agree with Jean-Louis, it's excellent paintwork. Foundry's quality does seem to have deteriorated these last few years.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

More gold lace than a South American admiral.. nice paint job!

tidders said...

I salute the guards; bravo nice painting.

-- Allan