Happy Christmas everyone from down here in sunny Australia. A Boxing Day post while watching the cricket, who could wish for a better day! I am feverishly trying to finish off my company of British infantry so I can replace all my plastic figures, which I am not so keen on, with far better metal ones.
Here are another ten British infantry from my favourite AB Figures. I actually picked these up in an eBay bundle of all sorts of metal figures. It turned out to be a total treasure trove of figures from a lady in the UK who labelled them Anthony Barton figures and I think the naming bypassed all the other modellers like me who would have jumped all over them. The cache also included some Stonewall Figures which i had never heard of, and will be detailed in my next blog or so.
These AB Figures are a squad of ten, including one sterling MG and one Bren gunner, who will be my CO and NCO respectively. They are all in marching, patrolling stances with guns slung over shoulders or carried. As usual with AB the poses are natural and look great, plus the sculpting and detail is second to none. These guys really do paint themselves. The faces are so good that one wash of a red brown over base flesh pretty much looks good enough. Unfortunately my phone camera and photo skills really do not do them justice. Although the faded background does make the photos look like a hazy sunrise patrol. Taking photos of small soldiers really does require extra light and a good camera. Neither of which I have.
I tend to repeat myself a bit, but AB Figures really are the top shelf of wargaming figures, if you did not get any for Christmas, make sure you go out and grab some for a New Year’s present to yourself! Check them out at AB Figures
6 thoughts on “AB Figures British Infantry on patrol”
Sounds like you are having a great Christmas! They really do look good, Will. Like the shot of them walking down your rubble-strewn street. Here’s hoping you have a great 2019!
Thanks!!! You too John
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Those are great. Tony Barton always sculpts such naturalistic poses.
I’m painting up some of the AB british range at the moment- I agree with you they are lovely figures.
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Thanks – yes they are great figures. I will be keen to see your brits too. Just finished a batch of Stonewall figures – chunkier and different – will post them next. Which AB set are you painting?
A mixed group which I found lurking in my shed. Mostly from the infantry defending pack.
Nice I look forward to seeing them! I have spent a month painting British ready for a game. Figures is such a long process (for me!)
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