Saturday, 9 May 2009

A Coach Fit for a King

Lucky find at my local 'car-boot' sale today - a plastic model of the coach used in the Queens silver jubilee celebrations in 1977. Cost £16 - a bit more than I would usually spend on a second-hand model but heck its nice to treat yourself sometimes. It's actually quite a reasonable model; history of the coach see (http://www.londononline.co.uk/monarchy/Royal_State_Coach/),


The coach is good and the right sort of size, however the horses are a little small. A closeup of the coach, with one of my Garde Suisse figs in to show how close a match for size it is for 25/28mm figs.

The accompanying figs look good enough to convert with tricorns. Well all I have to do know is figure out how to get it off its base ! Then work can commence (hopefully not too much), to make it into the King of Wittenbergs coach.

5 comments:

  1. It is a good-looking coach indeed.


    -- Jeff

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  2. Really nice. I had a chance to buy one of those many years ago at a "flea market" here in the states and to my now distinct distress I passed on the purchase... :(

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  3. Now that's a fancy coach! You'll be the envy of royalty allover Urope.

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  4. Actually, I'd go ahead and leave it as is ...
    first, of course, this preserves its long term value for "collectors;"
    Second, the figures are of troops which were antique even in our 18th century games, and thus excellent for a ceremonial guard / escort anyway;
    Third; if you ever actually use the thing in a game, it'd force everybody to conform to it simply by its panache, right?

    Lovely,
    Arthur

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