Monday, 2 December 2013

The Coldstream Guards

British- Coldstream Guards 

Figures used: AIRFIX British Infantry- 42 figures and one mounted Officer in a Box.  

Made in cream plastic 

Painted in Early 80’s 

The 2nd Coldstream Guards played an important part in the Battle of Waterloo with the defence of the Chateau of Hougoumont. This large complex of buildings was on Wellingtons right flank and used up a lot of the French troops throughout the day of the battle. 

The figures are not the best from Airfix but don’t forget that they first came out in the 70’s and there don’t seem to be any other companies out there that can beat them at the moment. I painted these up as the center company and I hope to add the light company to them later on.

H= Humbrol 
R= Revell 

H60 Jacket, base of plume
H64 Trousers, Blanket roll
H34 Belts, Straps, Shoulder wings, Hat Cords, Knapsack, Top of plume
H62 Backpacks, Hair, Musket
H65 Water bottle
H25 Cuffs, Collars and piping on jacket
H21 Boots, Ammo Pouch, Hat
H33 Sword & Bayonet Scabbard
H61 Flesh
H53 Musket Barrels, fixings
R11 Firing Locks, Bayonets, Sword
H16 Hat Badge, Ammo Pouch Badge, Buckles & Buttons
H80 Stand
Officers Notes
Epaulettes, hat cords & braiding on jacket - Gold
Gloves - white.
Sword Scabbard – Silver
NCO’s Sash H73, Gold braiding on jacket