? Yes, brown undercoat. I found some old pots of humbrol enamel still good enough to use so waste not want not.
So from left to right (with my appreciation of the figure plus a height measure which is from bottom of boot to the eye):
1) cast Prince August Marching figure, low in detail 'semi-round', doesn't mix in well with the other figs I use, 38mm height from back foot (as he is leaning forward). Cost: ~£1.50 to buy the metal
2) Front Rank (from AWI 40mm range), nice crisp excellent detail - beautiful figs, height 38mm. Cost £2.45.
3) cast Nurnberger Meisterzinn figures (example standard bearer) , low in detail but more than Prince August, 39mm height. Cost: ~£1.50 to buy the metal.
4) Irregular Miniatures '42mm' (example SYW drummer, same size as other figs in the range), good well detailed range, 35/36mm height. Cost £1.25
I haven't got any Sash & Sabre SYW 40mm figs, but based on what I've seen online and from the ECW figs which I have they are a very good well detailed range; height 35mm (measured on my ECW figs). Cost £1.75 (per fig, pack of 20 is £35 from Old Glory UK).
Note: I buy metal in small amounts, hence it is probably more expensive per fig to cast.
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