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I don't usually mind bright coloured plastic after all I have more figures then I could possibly paint at my pace, so if I am not going to get around to painting them I would prefer to see them in nice colours.
A thin coat of primer and then undercoat usually sorts any problems with the plastic colour showing through, it's only when the detail is so shallow that you can't make out the detail you start to have problems.
I would ask any non-painters to give painting another try, can be as easy or difficult as you want to make it, a thin coat of spray plastic primer from an automotive shop or garden centre followed by any colour of your choosing can start to transform your collection and you will find lots of people on this and any other forum willing to help.
I don't think we will ever have all figures made in multiple colours to suit painters and non-painters so we just have to make the best of what we have.
The detail is particularly fine on the Portuguese that I have purchased, but looks really good when painted. I don't mind what colour figures come in, but for the benefit of my none painting colleagues I would prefer British in red, French in blue, Portuguese in brown or dark blue and the Spanish in white.
Regarding the long wait for the figures I think that HATs Peninsular War dragoons must be pretty close to six years plus! I think it was about 2008ish when first shown. Perhaps some Peninsular War sets just fall into a black hole for a few years. We all thought Emhar had gone bust.
No I was totally unaware that Emhar's founder and owner died a couple of months ago. Sad news for us all.
Thank you for the link, Pa about Phillip Brook. It is truely sad news, especially at just 67. I've enjoyed buying many of his Emhar WWI sets, nice little updates to some of the early Airfix Artillery sets. I'm glad to see his heirs have kept up the momentum.
I haven't been able to find Bill Farmer's Home Page for some time now. Over the decades, he's made some outstanding sets. My personal favorite is the AWI British set sold under Accurate. I'm a big fan of those early sets made in the U.K. with the original soft plastic in great colors. Hard to find now but easy for my style of Conversions.
As for me, I'm loving all the new sets coming out, of which many are in nice colors and soft plastic. And I'll keep my fingers crossed for more future sets. OK, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Cheers!
Well I wont be buying them but not because of the colour but rather because I dont collect Napoleonics.... But if I did, it Would be the Peninsular Campaign and the Army of Sir John Moore....
I suspect these figures will be welcomed by many with an interest....
I've just sent off an order for the tadpole along with yet another whippet and male MkIV. Yes the latter does errors but Emhar's output has been eclectic with a variety of models that are not common else where. For that the late manufacture needs our grateful thanks. Like JB models there were small manufactures who produced models that they wanted to see. Some could argue that the tadpole was never in action but it was trialled unlike all those endless '1946' range of models of Nazi tanks that never got off the drawing board!
Certainly the current interest in WW1 was give a hefty shove by Emhar (and Airfix figures - the less said about their tank the better!).
As for the Napoleonic sets. I am not into that era but it is great to see a company ready to recognise the role played by the Portuguese and Spanish forces.
On can only hope that Emhar will continue to produce new and unique products. Lets hope the next (hopefully a bit quicker) will be the down sizing of their 1/35 MkV composite (with corrections) - so strange that, probably, the best heavy tank that was built in WW1 in is still ignored by the leading manufactures. A MkV with a crib is an iconic image of the Great war!
i dont like if plasti is in multible color- i wish that they all would have been made in white color so i can invent different camo to the figures!
i would BUY thouse kniths, british and spanish, french and portugal troops have some silly poses wich i dont like