Following my recent disintegrating flag issue a few replacements arrived last week which has allowed me to complete several units, and restore my "flagging" motivation. First off the line are the Empress Dragoons:
As a Guard unit these are fifteen figures strong, and are some Foundry figures I purchased over ten years ago so it is nice to finally complete them:
I was pleased with the way they turned out, particularly the command stand with its new flag:
There is also some subtle variation between the trooper figures which is nice:
Apart from anything else, it was just nice to get back "on the horse", so to speak:
I am still awaiting some further replacement flags from GMB plus some lance pennons from an order shipped in March, so on top of a yet-to-arrive Perry order from December I am hoping that it too hasn't gone astray. With regard to what was causing the paper to disintegrate, I have given the painting room a decent airing and the issue seems to have subsided. I shudder to think what the actual cause may have been but there was definitely something that was reacting with the PVA glue and paper, and possibly the late summer humidity. Whatever it was, I just hope it hasn't had a similar effect upon my lungs. Next up, the 1st Hussars.