Friday, 15 April 2016

Afghan mule cart

This latest addition is a mule cart from Eureka Miniatures.  It's brand spanking new, not even in the catalogue yet!

Horse and mule drawn carts are still common in Afghanistan.  In a country where muted colours are common, these carts stand out as the horses tend to be decorated with brightly coloured pompoms, tassels or ribbons.  I've tried to reflect the fondness for bright colours with this paint job.

The cart comes with a chap to lead the mule but I've substituted a seated driver as no self-respecting Afghan would walk alongside a cart when he could ride!








Sooner or later I'll come up with cargo for the cart but for now the driver is sufficient for me.

Unless...


Nah, probably shouldn't go there.