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, 1 September 2016

Sudan - Indian Army units 15th (Loodianah) Sikhs

Finally back to some painting progress. One of the things I really like about the Sudan campaigns is the variety of Imperial units that were involved. This week has seen the completion of large unit - the 15th Loodianah Sikh battalion. Along with a few other bloggers we are meeting up on-line for a shared video/audio paint along and chat - its working well and helping us all be productive.

It's a 48 figure battalion with an extra mounted and dismounted officer. These are the Perry Miniatures which I picked up from a fellow blogger last year. (thanks Kevin). I removed the bayonet from the rifle as these did seem too flimsy to last , a few had already broken just cleaning them up. I am also not sure on a march they would have had them affixed anyway.



I have a few more Indian Army units to do yet as well.

I was also kindly gifted  an interesting terrain set made by JG Miniatures who look to do some interesting stuff - albeit mainly for larger scales.



Some very nice rock sets - just right for my Apache to hide in! Should do duty for the Sudan as well.


There is still plenty of life left in the Sudan lead pile yet!

30 comments:

  1. very nice indeed. good to talk of an evening

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    1. cheers - and indeed it is... its been really productive

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  2. Impressive and beautiful army...and these rock sets look realistic and awesome!

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    1. cheers ... yep the rocks were a good present!

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  3. You can't beat the look of the Indian Army. Great work.

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    1. Thanks Peter.. glad top see them done finally

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  5. Fifty figure battalion; now that is an impressive sight!

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    1. yeah ... proper sized units... althogh the Guards Battallion i have to do will be 60!

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  6. These look sensational Dave and absolutely correct,must one of the great attractions of the Sudan to gave do many wonderful and varied units from around the empire.

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  7. Impressive as always Dave. I do like the look you have achieved across your project. Excellent.

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    1. Thanks Paul... Yeah the consistency of it does really make a difference I think

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  8. Tremendous work! Not just amazing quantity, but enviable quality, all painted with great panache! Bravo, Sir!

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    1. Why thank you... Still more goodness to come

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  9. They look just great! Your Sudan collection is very impressive!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks... I might even get it all out for a photo op soon

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  10. Those Sikhs look absolutely terrific Dave! Love the bulky battalion (currently grinding to get the last of 48 Landsknechts done...)

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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