This chap of mine is currently listed on eBay. I think that the moustache works really well!
Spurs were reconstructed from various (VAM) parts as was the belt and sword hanger. I have found that with "Explorer Stormsure 7190 Clear Adhesive" you can weld the vinyl quite easily - even edge to edge or end to end. Liquid Poly does the spurs nicely. If you click on the images and then zoom in, you can just see a couple of faint repair lines. I don't always go as far as I can disguising repairs if the plan is to sell on. I think it's more honest that way and it also show some of the item's history. Cheers Andy
The life guard was certainly made for a few years after the Blues and Royals but I've always suspected it was made for a short while before as well. Although they both appear as new uniforms in the 1971 equipment manual, as a kid I just remember the life guard uni was everywhere (Toy shops, mail order catalogues etc) for what seemed like ages before the Blues and Royals appeared.
The Life Guard outfit came as a set with the horse, A carded outfit, Boxed as a complete dressed figure with breast plates or a dressed figure in the display box. The helmet was in the full parade Accoutrement set. The Blues only came as the dressed figure in the display box(no breast plates) or a carded outfit