Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Tommies - thousands of ‘em!

Maybe not thousands but a lot for me and representing a rare attempt at mass production. I normally paint in very small batches to fend off boredom and also because my Napoleonics required a lot of fiddly detail. However in an attempt to get this project properly off the ground I decided I have to make a bit more effort.

I’ve impressed myself because I have managed to de-flash, glue on rifles, undercoat and completely paint these in 5 evenings. They still need touching up, especially the white straps but the hard work is done. I’ve even ordered some laser cut bases to speed up the basing process and try and get them off the painting desk in super quick time.

Once these are finished I will be able to give my rules a proper test albeit on a very small scale of one British unit attacking one Boer Commando.

8 comments:

  1. Impressive work. Buying laser cut bases too!

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    1. Yes Matt, you can tell I mean business!

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  2. Good man! More productive than I've been of late.

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    1. Thanks Conrad, this is however very unusual for me!

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  3. Have you ever run with a .303? They are quite heavy and I rather assume that we are meant to bend the arms of the figure in a bit. Your Sarge would be shouting...' You are flapping Spencer, like a flippin seagull!' .
    Nice looking unit, how smart khaki and white can look!

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    1. It's a rather odd pose but I quite like it. I wouldn't try to bend the arms as the metal is quite brittle but perhaps the unit could be cristened the "Flippin seagulls"?

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  4. I think the style of basing and painting will suit the figures well and why not? It will be similar to what Jack uses as far as I can see. Luckily any shiny recruits that show up can be easily matted down.

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    1. I was in two minds about whether to use gloss varnish and I tried a few figures but somehow it didn't seem right for this project - satin may be a good compromise?

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