Friday, 23 November 2012

The Gordons, Alive!


If truth be told I have no right starting yet another period, but with December just around the corner I have to confess that I have one eye well and truly fixed on the now, seemingly ridiculous, self imposed targets - mental note:  set more realistic and practical targets next year!  Mind you it does mean that I had to pick up one or two new shiny things, but before we get to them, I found these three 'Perry Miniatures', Highland Command lurking around the periphery of the lead pile; the other half of the group had been used for the 'Carry on up the Khyber' post back in June.  





Although known as the Gordon Highlanders, the Regiment was officially designated the 100th Regiment of foot later becoming the 92nd Regiment of foot in 1798.  The 1st battalion of the Gordons was sent to Sudan where it was issued grey wool jackets.  These were worn throughout the campaign at the Battles of El Teb, and Tamai in 1884.



Loved the characterful sculpts, but my goodness they were a pig to clean up and get ready.  Great to have a go at a different tartan too, which was essentially a Government tartan, with the addition of a thin yellow stripe.  (my attempt at a 'how to' can be found here.)  Now let us what's next?

36 comments:

  1. Great figs and the tartan is an eye candy, our troops definitely need more broadswords.

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  2. Great title. Those are fantastic looking figures, love the tartan but I can't help but think of Private James (Jimmy to his mates) Widdle, Private Ginger Hale and Sergeant Major MacNutt from the Army's finest, 3rd Foot and Mouth Regiment ("The Devils in Skirts").

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Check out Michael's post of the Devils in Skirts in the Silver Screen section of the blog - I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

      Pip pip

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  3. I am determined to have a go at tartan one day – you make it look so easy.

    Lovely job with the finished models. I'm taking a leaf (or rather grass tuft) out of your book with my latest creation.

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    1. Thank you and lovely work with the tufts on your beastie!

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  4. Oh my eye.. rather excellent, and you have made me realise just how much work i will need to do the 36 man unit of the blighters i have line up for the Sudan - at least i have cleaned them buggers up!

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  5. Superb Michael. Love the tartan.

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  6. Great work. I love the Perry Sudan range.

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  7. If you could buy focused in a bottle that would be my wargames wish for christmas! I well understand about too nany projects!

    On a selfish note I have no problems with you adding another project as I just get to see what you do with different periods!:-) Great work!

    Christopher

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  8. Lovely work Michael. And a very nice job on the kilts. Bravo!

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  9. Excellent painting Michael, love the tartan!

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  10. Fantastik paint , very nice figures , lovely kilt ;)

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  11. Superb job Michael, wonderfully animated poses! More excellent tartan work, it always terrifies me! - having to paint it, not the raising of it, though no doubt that would be fairly perplexing too! ;-)

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  12. Very nice work indeed, I've been thinking of a little sudan project for awhile.

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  13. You've got to give me the supplier of your tartan paint, Michael :-D

    Lovely work, again. I like the way the sporrans suggest movement.

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  14. Great post, as usual, Michael.

    So I've nominated you for another Liebster!

    http://arteis.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/liebster-awards-and-a-grumble/

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  15. Excellent work there Michael!! The tartan is stunning.

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  16. Excellent work, Michael!
    Those kilts look absolutely awesome to me!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  17. Great work Michael really turned out well!

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  18. Its all been said above, except Bravo!

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  19. Another lovely group Michael, very nice tartan too. Makes me think about getting Sudan figures back out - but must focus on my current project!

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  20. The grey jackets and tartan go well together, superb figures and painting.

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  21. Lovely stuff

    Though I vowed never to do tartan again, you inspire me to add some Highlanders to the Sudan project. One day perhaps.

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  22. Lovely work there Michael and a good piece of history too.

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  23. Men in kilts!! Yipeee!!! I adore them and do wish that everyone on blogger would dedicate themselves entirely to the painting of figures like these just to make me happy. You should challenge some bloggers to a tartan painting duel to get the ball rolling.

    No need to explain the tangent either, we all do it and that's what makes us fun and maybe a wee bit mad. I'm starting a side project on the zombie apocalypse just so I can paint up a pirate babe. I love this hobby!!

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    1. Oh zombies! Got some of those to do as well. ;)

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  24. Nice work on these chaps. Especially the tartans! Will have a few of them to do in the coming weeks! So your "how to" is now bookmarked for when those come around.

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  25. Wonderfull work! Nice poses and how you painted the tartan is beautifull!

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

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