Monday, 26 November 2012

Dismounted Camel Corps Command




Well half of it anyway!  More of the wonderful 'Perry Miniatures' Sudan range and whilst my observations, with regard to the amount of flash and tidying up haven't changed, the quality of the sculpts is undeniably good.  



Once they were finally on the painting table they really were a delight to paint and work with; these three were completed over the weekend.  I rather wish I'd prepared the full unit now; still, I have now managed to double my British forces in a week!



In other news '28mm Victorian Warfare' was awarded another Liebster award!  This virtual manifestation of all that is good in our little corner of the blogosphere continues to do the rounds, but I was genuinely flabbergasted when Roly, from 'Dressing the Lines' passed it on again!  Roly has a tremendous blog, which is often my first port of call when in need of research for all things relating to the New Zealand Wars; if you haven't visited already then I urge you to pay a visit.  Thank you Roly!




43 comments:

  1. These gents look great with those Highlanders. I find everything goes better with Highlanders!!

    Congratulations on your second Leibster Michael and have a great week!!

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    1. Now, now Anne will have none of that - this is a family blog! ;)

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  2. Super looking figures and well done on two awards!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, I was absolutely thrilled.

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  3. These troops are looking wonderful, and I love the shade you have for their jackets, most pleasing.

    Definitely a site worthy of an award, and Roly is a fine fellow, with his own fine blog, to bestow it!

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    1. Thank you Scott, I was worried it was a bit too similar to the Gordons initially, but it has grown on me.

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  4. excellent stuff once more ... look forward to the camels!

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    1. Thank you Dave, but the camels will have to wait for a little while!

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  5. Superb as always mate. love the picture of the group base appears as if they are interacting as the advance.

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    1. Thank you Sir; I do like the Warbases movement trays, they make storage a bit easier too.

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  6. Michael

    We are not worthy !! These are wonderful.

    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Now Peter you'll make me blush - many thanks though.

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  7. They look really good, top quality again.

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  8. Super great painting and base work.

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  9. Some great painting, its nice to see some Brits in something other than red!

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    1. Thank you Ray and I agree change is certainly as good as a rest.

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  10. Lovely work once more.

    What colour do you do the leather? I'm after a new brown shade just like that.

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    1. Thank you Sir, the leather starts with Foundry Spearshaft range, but I'm going to need to find a substitute as I've nearly exhausted my supply. What I have found though is that Vallejo woodgrain (transp.) is just brilliant as a glaze over the top of the leather. This was used on the officers' boots.

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  11. Another lovely group there! I am trying to resist the lure of the Camel Corps and you're not helping!

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    1. Oh Al, I feel very guilty. ;) Thank you, though.

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  12. Light blue, is a tricky colour to paint. But, yet, somehow, you applied it so nicely. It looks like a real tunics colour. Excellent work sir! :)

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    1. Thank you Thanos, lots and lots of highlights!

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  13. Amazing the tone, and smooth finish on the blue is just great.

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    1. Thank you Mr Smillie, I'm starting to move away from lots of black lining and trying to build up more layers of highlights.

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  14. I love that blue grey...very nice, I´ll have to keep that in mind for some medieval townsfolk.
    The awards certainly doing the rounds eh? I haven´t had any time to get my finger out and congratulate everyone..(bloody business management course!!) but now I can say HUZZAH!! to your second one :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. Thank you Paul and yes I can see that colour working perfectly for your medieval bods!

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  15. More great paintjobs there Michael and the congrats of the second award. Top draw old fella

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    1. Thank you Pete, that is vey kind of you Sir.

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  16. Lovely work again, Michael.

    I have a friend who refers to dismounted cavalry troopers as 'disgruntled' cavalry troopers! :-D

    Hip-hip-huzzah for your 2nd nomination, too!

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  17. Excellent work on those. Really like the color of those jackets.

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  18. Exceptionally well painted! Love these. Best, Dean

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  19. I really like that blue. Something you don't see much in fantasy but I guess more in historical models like these. Again great work, and nice little movement tray for them!

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  20. Hi Michael.
    I just wanted to inform you that I nominated too your blog for the Leibster blog award.
    http://miniaturesterrainpage.blogspot.gr/2012/11/and-liebster-award-goes-to.html
    Your challenge, should you accept it, is to award five other blogs for the same
    Cheers,
    Thanos

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  21. Cleaning that flash may be a pain but they are superb sculpts and you have done a fantastic paint and base job on them. Looking forward to seeing the rest of these done.

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  22. Fantastic painting, I love the colonial period but have only just gotten in to it over the last couple of years. There some great little games to play with small amounts of figures required, which makes it OK with the wife. Thanks for placing all the great stuff on your blog.

    Vinnie

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  23. Just like your previous post these are painted wonderfull! And they mix very well with these figures!
    Like Paul I like that uniform colour.

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.be/

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