Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Sudan - Return to the Desert Sands - 42nd Highlanders

The winter schedule will cover units for the Sudan

so first up the Black Watch. Old Connoisseur figures - great figures to paint , no fussy detail, not too flat so washes work well.

 
 Non of this skimish malarkey here.. 36 figures...

plenty more planned!

30 comments:

  1. Corking stuff Dave. Plain and simply corking :-)

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    1. Thanks ..although obviously way to small a unit for you!

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  3. What is a wash? Is that what does on after?

    Looks good, by the way. And fun.

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    1. High. It is a thinned down plaint that covers easily and runs into the crease and crevices, but does not cover the top parts of casting, it's used to provide depth and definition in a quick and simple way.
      Cheers

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  4. Great work on these highlanders! Connoisseur posing reminds me a bit of Elite Miniatures.

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    1. Thanks, Peter Morbey from Elite Learnt a lot from Peter Gilder who did these, so there is a similarity

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  5. Now that is the spirit Dave - wonderful painting and aren't the Connoisseur figures simply sensational in this period! One suspects a Sands of Sudan game in the offing?

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    1. Oh yes there is a game planned.. Going to do El Teb..

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  6. Fantastic! Very very nice work!

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  7. Very nice work! What rules are you planning on using for your game of El Teb? Is it too much of a coincidence that you're painting these just after the release of the Black Powder "Sudan" supplement :-) ?

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    1. It was an original intent to use BP...and I still will be, also going to have a go at Sands of theDesert as well.

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  8. Lovely Highlanders, very spiffy looking!

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  9. Beautiful and very, very impressive!

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    1. thanks - cant wait to get some more battallions done

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  10. Fantastic. This is an impressive unit!

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    1. Thanks Juan.. Just need to see how they fight!.

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  11. Great looking points bomb you got going

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian... Wait til Ya see the cavalry bombe

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  12. This is a sensational post Dave, just brilliant!

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  13. Very nice looking unit. The Connoisseur figures still have alot of charm.

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    1. Thanks, yes they certainly do still have a certain something.

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  14. Dave

    Freaking awesome - old school Victorian figures with reallyb great wash painting. Very tasty!
    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Cheers Peter.. They do a certain attraction I think

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Work in hand

The RULES!

No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.


On the PAINTING TABLE
10mm ACW

On the PREPATION table.
10mm Mamelukes

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff