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, 20 January 2015

Sudan - Gordon Highlanders & York and Lancs

The last of the main infantry for the 2nd El Teb OOB have now been completed. These were both Perry Miniatures. The end results as with with most Perry figures are excellent, it is just the painful process of cleaning the beggars up that is frustrating. I found the Gordons particularly bad for this and was finding little faults all the way through the painting.




I was particularly pleased with the end result of the tartan -

The York and Lancs were shipped into the Sudan from further east still wearing thier India Service pattern uniform. This is a somewhat less complicated uniform with less webbing ,packs , or pugarees - and they are all khaki, This whole unit took about the same time as the kilts on the Gordons did!




while doing the photographs for these I took the opportunity to get the rest of the foot, artillery and baggage train out to get a group shot. - so here it is in high resolution. Hmm I may need to get some more Mahdists..


My replacement soldering iron has turned up so work can start on the conversions for the 10th Hussars. I want to do some more skirmish stands and I have some Naval Brigade infantry companies to do too.

The man cave has had a serious tidy up and is ready to go again

25 comments:

  1. Fantastic work Dave, love these brown colors, really impresive!

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    1. cheers - ironically the brown khaki is really easy! a base enamel colour just given a wash!

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  2. Once again Dave, I am staggered at just what you have achieved - simply wonderful.

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    1. Cheers Michael... We have to get you along to play with them this year!

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  3. What a wonderful looking force - the tartan is worth the effort!

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  4. Those look great Dave. The backdrop and terrain really set them off, just like a Peter Gilder photo.

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    1. Thanks , that has always been a inspiration for this project

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  5. Very, very nice. What's not to love about kilts and pith helmets!

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    1. Indeed.. Well a red coat would not hurt either!

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  6. These look brilliant once more Dave. Can't wait to see a clash of the two forces.

    Oh but you need more Mahdists ;-)

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    1. cheere Phil... Indeed I do... Got another 30 or so dervish camels, and another couple of hundred foot lined up during the spring

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    2. Just a lazy couple of hundred eh? You lightweight!

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    3. I know must be slipping eh...

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  7. A superb collection!
    I don't know if a Russian gent would be impressed, but I certainly am.

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  8. Lovely additions to your army Dave :)

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  9. The sheer scale of your work, both in numbers and quality, makes me feel quite inadequate. This is definitely top notch stuff and a wonderful showcase for the hobby.

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    1. why thanks.. it is the kind of thing i really like doing.. Just need to showcase it at games

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  10. Beautiful painting - you really nailed the tartan.

    Best wishes

    Giles

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  11. Great work and congrats on smashing the 2000 point barrier

    Ian

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  12. This is a great painting work. The blue of the sailors is fantastic!

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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, 28mm Stradiots

On the PREPATION table.
ACW Terrain, Egyptian and Sudanese troops for the Sudan

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff
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