Historically accurate soldier figures are carved and painted by Marcus Hinton and his wife.
Marcus Hinton, military historian, carves model soldiers and his wife paints them - historically accurate to the last detail.
C/U of books with old fashioned drawings of soldiers. M/S of Marcus at work in a studio filled with military memorabilia: antique uniforms, guns and hats. C/U of Marcus inspecting a plumed hat. Extreme C/U of Marcus' hands as he carves a tiny soldier figure. C/U of Marcus swapping a chisel for another tool. Marcus is seen referring to contemporary prints of soldiers as he works. Pan along military artefacts on display. Marcus is seen breaking a figure of a mould. C/U of Marcus laying the figures on the table.
M/S of Mrs Hinton sitting at a table covered in paint pots and lead figures. Various shots of Mrs. H painting the figures. C/U of a drawing of a Scottish soldier. C/U of a figure in a kilt in Mrs. H.'s hands, she paints it to match the drawing. Various extreme C/Us of Scottish soldier figure alongside French, Viking and Norman soldiers. Mrs. H. is seen painting a tiny tableau showing a soldiers returning to his family from war. Top shot of a model of a fort under siege. Various extreme C/Us of soldiers on the siege model - appears to be from the Napoleonic era.
Various shots of Marcus and Mrs. H. (wearing an antique army jacket ) playing a table top battle game with the model soldiers. Various shots of Mrs. H and Marcus shifting their opposing armies of toy soldiers across the table.