Left: 'Albert', or my Mk II head sculpture. To this I added my Romanian style hat - the capela.
I am really pleased with how this has turned out, when you consider I have just started sculpting figures in 1/32 scale. And best of all I managed not to make a complete hash of the paint job.
The uniform is my own design for Molatero's Royal regiment of Artillery and a lot of credit has to go to the really nice body which was crafted by Black Hat Miniatures.
The artillery shell was a quick scratch build based on an early Krupp shell and it seems to suit the Britains 1201 field gun nicely.
The hat is, again, my own design too, based on the traditional Romanian capela. The two colour design just seemed to feel right and may be a great way to delineate different regiments or service arms.
The stripes on the trousers were a bit of a pain to paint and probably took the longest to do out of the whole figure. But in the end I am happy with the uniform design (I imagine the tunic would be black as well, maybe with some tangerine decoration).
I have to admit that there is something a bit cheeky about the design of Albert's face which I like. I could have gone down the more realistic or generic facial design route (a la AiP), but I like the idea of keeping the 'toy' in toy soldier.
I really hope you like him - I intend to complete a full gun crew with the Mk II head before moving on to an improved head. Let's see what other little characters I can come up with! Once again, much appreciation to Black Hat and it's metal body casting as it matches Albert perfectly! ;)