Doug Mason is a man, who for many years has added a prolific amount of work to the wargames industry, in the last thirty years it would be fair to say that he was one of the best kept secrets.
Doug can take a figure, a basic figure and with a few “jingly…janglies” he can transform the figure so you would not recognise it!
I have seen him convert a French Carabinier officer into a Kettle Drummer, with a turban, everything sculpted with a soldering iron, solder and a Dremel power tool!
Over the last thirty years Doug has created, painted and sculpted thousand upon thousand of figures, many for Peter Gilder and the Connoisseur range, more for the Bicorne Miniatures range and countless unique sculpts for his own clients.
Well during the move to the south of England I was fortunate enough to meet up with Doug and we picked up from where we left off! Straight away Doug wanted to help with the new move and the promotion of the new look Wargames Holiday Centre, offering to sculpt a regiment for us.
Well immediately you think of all the good stuff, Imperial Guard, Russian and French, British as well! Then I remembered that we had the anniversary of Waterloo coming up and he jumped in to provide a regiment for that. How about Dutch/Belgian cavalry?
So the Belgian Light Dragoons came about, Connoisseur figures, Dougs “jingly-janglies” and hey presto after months work we had the finished result, I’ll leave it to you guys to judge.