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, 24 February 2015

Sudan - The drums have been beating - reinforcements for the Mahdi

As I am now about 80% through the Imperial forces I thought it would be opportune to revisit the opposing forces. I currently have about 600 foot figures and my target has always been to have 1000. A sort through the remains of the Perry plastic boxes (14 or them) produced 141 usable figures - adding a few spare metals took it up to 144 which seemed a good number to go with. They were spilt 62 Beja and 82 Ansar.

These would be tackled "en masse" - I will do a further post on how this is done after. But now here are the end results.

The Ansar



Flagpoles made from piano wire and flags by Virtual Armchair General

 

The Beja





41 comments:

  1. Brilliant!!

    Not that I mean to be critical but they're a bit late for the Mahdi though ;>)

    Darrell.

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    1. I didn't make myself very clear, I'm referring to their dress of course.

      Darrell.

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    2. indeed.. they are, maybe the Khalifa... its all a bit flexible in time frame..

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  2. Fantastic painting and looking forward to seeing them on the gaming table

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    1. cheers - eventually they will get there!

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    2. Stop making excuses and put them to work!

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    3. Yeah I know... But my just do a bit more has kicked in.. I mean i am I need at least 2 decent steamers before I game anything..

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  3. Dave, you are truly the grand nutjob of the nutjobs! ;)

    Fantastically fast work to get all of these done in about a week. What will your new points target be?

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    1. who me ! too right...

      I have another 140 beja in the wings which i will complete. which will be 700... Then it depends on what else - I might do some camels..

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    2. Camels are soooo last year though! ;)

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    3. When they are jumping up and down all over this year you won't be saying that!

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  4. Blimey, that's some output! I wouldn't find it so embarassing if the weren't so well done.
    By comparison, in the same time I managed a dozen 15mm French light infantry. :O/

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    1. cheers - will be asking you lads to game shortly with luck

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    2. Ready and waiting for the call Dave :-)

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  6. Very impressive horde of warriors. Sure to give any Victorian gentleman the willies!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I was hoping to post my first entry to the challenge this week - a whole 5 tribesmen, really quite embarrassing now. Hugely impressive Dave, bravo Sir.

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  8. Excellent output, Dave !
    A very impressive number of figures.

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  9. Most impressive units, they look great!

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  10. I'm not sure I can cope with the sheer speed of your painting or postings, Dave... For mere mortals its usually quality or quantity... But with you its both! Perhaps for next year's challenge you can just paint up my lead mountain? Pretty please?

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    1. my own lead mountain has shrunk considerablty... but i will decline your kind offer, as i will be topping it up!

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  11. Amazing force! Really nice painting work in all of them!

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  12. Nice to have some bigger pictures here too, lovely work. The flags are also wonderful!

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    1. Cheers , flags are just downloads , no extra work .. Just made them a bit bigger.. I do like a big flag!

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  13. Excellent work Dave. The volume of work is amazing !!

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    1. Thanks Carlo... Looking forward to getting onto some terrain works for some gaming soon!

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  14. I don't know whether to laugh at your ambition or to praise it. On the whole, I'm mightily impressed by both the quality and speed of production; you are a shining example to us all!

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    1. Oh yes... It's madness.. You have to laugh..

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  15. Dave - great work. Very inspiring and motivating, Sir! How did you do the hills in the photos? Thanks - Hal

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    1. Thanks . The hills are a commercial product .. Badlands plateau by Gale Force 9 with some drybrush work to lighten them

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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
Sudan stuff

On the PREPATION table.
Sudan stuff

In the PLANNING
WW2 & modern micro armour