They’re Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace

Well, I’m back from my trip back to Dear Old Blighty, and in celebration of the event I’ve built a royal guardsman.

Complete with bearskin hat, red coat and trousers with the stripe down the sides, he doesn’t look all that happy about the prospect of guarding Her Majesty.  Maybe he’a a closet republican.

The hands would be better in either white, for white gloves, or tan for flesh tone.  But I’ve ended up with dark grey, which is buildable and can stand in for gloves.  Likewise, the sword’s a little wonky-looking; maybe one of those long sword blades with the bar attachment point would look better, but I think this works well enough.

I think my favourite part is managing to approximate the red and white cockade on the side of the hat.

 

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One thought on “They’re Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace

  1. Luke Skytrekker

    Y’know, I’ve never been a massive fan of any buildable figures save the good ole minifigure, but this is certainly one of the better ones I’ve seen. Most brick-built characters tend to look very scrawny and stick-like, whereas this one seems to have a lot more shape to him. Excellent work!

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