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.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Sudan - Naval Brigade and R.I.F.

This weeks progress sees the perennial favourites of the Naval Brigade receive the first of their infantry section reinforcements, wounded markers , the Petty Officers , and the commanders. All by Perry Miniatures. This time these were well cast taking up little time to prepare (I need to source another 5 lots of these). Also really nice to paint. 





 I am going at some point to do "special" with these lads pulling a gun and limber..

 One of the small units for the campaign are Princess Victorias' Royal Irish Fusiliers. These were diverted from service further east and wore the India Service kit . At a mere 18 figures strong they are somewhat understrength compared to some of the larger units. Again these are Perry as per the York and Lancs. Real simple and easy to paint. 



 Next we have various casualties and the M.O




 I am really in need of a stock up ! The lead pile is nearly empty. So it will be steamers, Camel Corps and the Cameron Highlanders (for a red coated unit) on the wish list.



27 comments:

  1. Stunning Naval troops - the blue against the sand is really an amazing contrast.

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  2. Splendid units, and great photos as well (love the village!)...excellent job!

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  3. Excellent Dave, lovely painting!

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  4. Fantastic. And the terrain, too. Simply superb!

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  5. Lovely stuff Dave. Really like the blue of the Naval infantry.

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  7. Exellent work, but I feel obliged to point out that there are three stripes on the edge of a Blue Jean Collar. Just sayin' . . . .

    ;O)

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    1. Git. ...... I will fix that then.. Mind were you old enough to have served then...

      Thx Gary

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    2. When I joined the navy Long John Silvver's parrot was an egg . . . .

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  8. Probably my favourite of your colonial entries so far this year mate, but then I'm a sucker for Naval Brigade...

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    1. Plenty more of these lads to come mate.. Glad you're enjoying them.

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  9. Great period and a great collection

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  10. Love the Naval Brigade. These are particularly well done!

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  11. Another truly wonderful visit to the Sudan, great job Dave.

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    1. Cheers Michael... Still plenty of goodness to come!

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  12. As usual Dave great work and at speed! Looking forward to some great battle reports over coming months mate.

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    1. Thanks Carlo.. Bit of work still to do before some games

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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