Thursday, February 14, 2008

My First Painted Unit

This is part of the first wargame unit I painted, back in the Spring of 1971, while I was a junior in college. They are the old Airfix Waterloo Highlanders. I used Pactra enamels and painted with a large craft brush and toothpicks for detail. Until they became too brittle for use, they were a mainstay of my British Napoleonic army.


Fitz-Badger said...

Nice :-)

ColCampbell50 said...


For 38 year old Airfix figures they ain't half bad, if I say so myself. They have been honorably retired to the "Old Soldier's Home" because of their brittleness. Their replacement is a unit of Miniature Figurines Highlanders also painted as the Black Watch.

Bluebear Jeff said...

I wish that I knew what my first painted unit was. I know that it was an Essex 25mm unit for the Alexander Imperial army (WRG variety) . . . but which one? That's lost somewhere in the recesses of Time.

-- Jeff

WSTKS-FM Worldwide said...

Your highlanders have held up well and still look really nice. Thanks for sharing your photo.

Best Regards,


MurdocK said...

WOW you still HAVE THEM!