Saturday, March 15, 2014
PA Cavalry Conversion 2: 40mm Home Casting
Finally got around to painting the first casting from the modification of the Prince August cavalry figure. Conversion on the left, original on the right:
The verdict ? I have mixed feelings about this. The horse and the rider's coat show minor improvements. But to my eyes, it looks like bulking up the hat was a mistake. In the abstract, it wasn't a bad idea to fix the rider's flattish tricorne. However I missed something when enumerating the figure's flaws: not only the horse's head is too big, so is the rider's. What I did here only accentuated it.
Still an okay figure but I'm not excited about it. May hold off for a bit to see what Prince August unveils in the new range of 7YW molds, hopefully some nice cavalry is in the offing.