Saturday, 8 April 2017

Everything stops for tea.

Just the briefest of posts today as I have just realised that I hadn't posted this small collection of loosely themed miniatures that were part of my efforts in the 'VII Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge'.  In the back of my mind, I have an inkling that the new 'Congo' rules are something that I need to have and in order to justify that purchase, I have dusted down a few bits and pieces that might be suitable. 
Various manufacturers on show here, Copplestone, Dixon and Northstar, I believe, but do correct me if not the case.  I was actually quite surprised at how many potentially suitable miniatures I already have for this departure and so who knows where this may lead?

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  1. Great little collection, Michael, and nice flesh tones on the natives.

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  2. One of the things I admire about you is that you stick to Victorian and do it so very well. (Yes you have little detours but then you come back!)

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    1. You are very kind Clint, I always enjoy returning to the era.

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  3. So elegant sir...and so beautiful...

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  4. Top notch dear sir. The lady drinking tea reminds me of 'Anyone for Tiffin?'. Carry on Sir.

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    1. Thank you Dan, now I feel the urge to unearth a tiffin recipe.

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  5. Congo is excellent. We have had some fun games. It's nicely written and produced.

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    1. Thank you Simon, finely going to have a look at it later this month.

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  6. Very nice, sir! I think I will check them out for a closer look.

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    1. Thank you Monty, faotrlt sure the tea drinking lady is a Northstar piece and the seated lady from Dixon if that helps?

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  7. They look great together, as if it was meant to be. Which I believe is largely the result of your skills with the brush. Beautiful work!

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    1. That is an incredibly nice thing to say, thank you Wouter.

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  8. Great painting! I'd love to see what else you have for Congo.

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    1. Thank you Brian, I shall hopefully pick up the rules later this month and then have a root around to see what I have ready to go then. Perhaps I could use some of my Zulus?

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  9. Lovely painting on those minis Michael, awesome stuff. :)

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  10. Lovely as always.

    Cheers Roger.

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  11. Fantastic work, like always brushmaster !

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    1. Thank you Michał, you are very kind!

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  12. Very nice modeling, sir.

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  13. Great stuff, I myself have entered the latest Nickstarter for the Darkest Africa thingy so we're both in for it eh ?!

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    1. Thank you Sander and I have done the same Kickstarter too, where will it all lead? :)

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  14. Great additions to your collection!

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  15. Great stuff as always Michael - you now need to add the WW2 Para General to your Tea drinking collection :-)

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    1. I certainly do after seeing yours! In all honesty, I thought I had, but I don't seem to be able to put my finger on him at the moment!

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  16. Fantastic figures and painting!

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  17. The best Thing about the "Lady" (apart from the painting) is the that the sculptor Added the "Tea Pinky" :-)

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    1. It is such a nice touch, I couldn't agree more.

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  18. Nice figures......I have the rules just not managed to get a game in yet !

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  19. If everyone stopped for tea there would be no wars :) unless of course there was a battle for tea resources ^_^ Great work as usual Michael!

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  20. Not sure if this tea drinking party ends well for the lady. :)
    Splendid work!

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    1. Perhaps she is just buying time to plot her escape.

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  21. They look great Michael. Lovely little group of figures.

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  22. Ah now, more AFrican themed figures is something to look forward to!

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    1. I hope to have some more to show before too long.

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  23. Quite an eclectic collection Michael. Are we going to see some Congo Pulp gaming from you in the near feature?

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    1. That's certainly the hope Terry, but first I need to pick up the rules.

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  24. "A civilised cup of tea with the unwashed heathen." Quite the image, my imagination has some fun hollywood-style scenes for these four characters.

    The tribespeople's skin tones are very nicely done Michael, care to offer which paints you used?

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    1. Thank you Dai as for paint I used to use a couple of Foundry paint triads, namely African Flesh and Dark African flesh. More recently, and so the ones illustrated, I switched to the Reaper Master Series triad, Dark Skin made up of 09040, 09041 and 09042. I should add that I use a black base coat and occasional a sepia wash before the final highlight.

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  25. Lovely figs...which I'm lucky enough to have in my own collection...superbly painted as always!

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