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Re: Re: Re: Re: French, Turks and Sardinians in the Crimean war

Hey guys, will the Waterloo Berseglieri work for the Crimean War?

1815 BERSAGLIERI

Hi Scott,as previously mentioned these figures would do ,HOWEVER the hats which are the main feature do not hold paint very well for me.They end up looking like london businessmens bowler hats.far too much cut back of plastic on the headwear.
I threw 4 boxes away.

Re: 1815 BERSAGLIERI

Thanks, Hank. That's too bad that they didn't work out. I hope that Strelets completes this range. The Crimea has become one of my favorite subject areas.

Re: Re: 1815 BERSAGLIERI

Hi Hank,

I had no problem in painting them after I cleaned them in soap-water. What kind of colour do you use?

The hard plastic of Waterloo is not so easy to paint as that from other manufactors.

cheers
uwe

Re e: 1815 BERSAGLIERI

Hi Uwe, spray paint base coat would not adhere to the figures detail thick enough.Left it opaque and uneven.Hat brims are far too small(miniscule) in any case. I admit i got very impatient with them.

Re: Re e: 1815 BERSAGLIERI

ok, the hat brims are too small. This is often the problem with headgears in our scale.

I am still waiting for Lucky toys and their Italians, but these guys wearing the old Sardinian uniform of 1848.

cheers
Uwe