After the recent repatriation of my Spanish troops (see Cuba for the Spanish), I dug through another box to rediscover six Old Glory Spanish mounted officers. When pulled from the box, these figures looked quite well-used with moderate damage to most. Actually, they hadn't been well used but well chewed!
Yes, that is right.
Years ago, we had (yes, "had") a curious puppy that enjoyed chewing stuff. One day I went down into the game room to discover these mounted commanders strewn about the floor with balsa shards and flock everywhere. I noticed that the first figure had its balsa base broken. Bending over to pick up the first figure, I was faced with a model that had been treated very abusively. Paint was worn off and the soft metal officer had been disfigured. One by one, inspection verified that each officer had encountered the same fate. Each had been mauled by the puppy. Some were in much worse shape than others but none escaped unscathed. The officers' mounts made it through the ordeal without much damage; only the trauma of the encounter.
If this project is to be resurrected, these officers would need refurbishing. Reworking some of the metal bits, paint touch ups, and staining produced the results below:
For the Spanish infantry, the process of rebasing the 130 or so figures from single figure bases to three figures per base begins. My plan is to hit all of these with the Minwax stain too.