The Sudan project is picking up pace, with a number of batches on the go at the moment. The latest off the painting conveyor is this Gardner Gun, the first fire support element for my Anglo-Egyptian force.
I had to do one of my least favourite things and paint the miniatures before basing - normally I paint the bases before the miniature to avoid any dry brushing errors and handling the miniature too much (something I'm bad enough for with based miniatures). Doing things this way seems slower and usually entails some tidying up.
You can see a few spent shell casings on the base here, an idea unashamedly lifted from Mr Awdry's fantastic version.
I based the officer separately as I wanted to fit the gun onto a 60mm round base. I think this is a fantastic sculpt. After I'd Aiken the photos I realised if forgotten to 'tuft' his base, since rectified.
I actually went back and added some detail I'd left off the first batch of naval brigade, particularly the white edging on the collars and gold 'lettering' (actually blobs) on the caps. Here's an 'action shot' of them all together.