Review: Perry French chasseurs a pied by Alan Miggin
Posted by Martin on May 15, 2008
Today marks the start of an occasional (hopefully) ongoing series of guest contributions and reviews. We begin with regular commenter Alan Miggin’s review of the new(ish) Perry Miniatures 28mm French Napoleonic Imperial Guard chasseurs a pied. And what better way to start with a photo of the unit painted by Alan…
I noticed that Martin was intending to have a look at the new Perry Guard Chasseurs while at Salute, so as I was in the middle of painting some, I thought I would offer to send some pictures of the finished product by way of a review, which Martin kindly offered to post on his blog.
The figures needed a fair amount of cleaning up prior to painting and one of them had a slightly damaged sabre hilt. Painting them was straightforward and although the detail is not particularly pronounced, it’s all there and I found it easy to pick out. The figures are a bit on the “lanky” side but that’s fine for Guard figures. As you can see from the picture, there are several variations of the standard pose to add realism. Overall, I am pleased with them, and would certainly purchase more. My only gripe is the amount of cleaning up I had to do before I could begin to paint them.
Thanks Alan and my apologies for taking a while to post your review. If anybody is interested in making a guest contribution, let me know – but no promises, mind! 🙂