Saturday, 10 August 2013

Wowsers, I actually painted some miniatures

A rare warm british summer, work commitments and a wedmin 'crunch'* have all conspired against the dedicated hobby time needed to work through the lead pile.

But I have, achingly slowly, completed this batch of loitering Mahdists. I picked up these Perry metals cheap on eBay, to add variety to the swarm of plastic sprinting Mahdists. I replaced the loose spears with metal ones from North Star, as the Perry's cast ones bend frustratingly.



I gave some white jibbehs, as I've decided to have some command and Baggara horse in white, so thought I'd tie them in with the 'Nile Arab' infantry. A couple of this batch also got some decorative edging.



Also, Lead Adventure Forum (LAF)** recently ran a 'Pulp painting club' for members to show off their wares. No prizes, just a communal 100 model challenge, which is being worked through in double-quick time.  I grabbed the first prepped Pulp mini to hand and knocked him out in an afternoon. I bring you the dastardly...the villainous...Black Mask!




*RL fact: I'll be getting married in a few weeks.

**For those of you who don't know it, I'd highly recommend LAF as a place to hang out on the Internet, full of amazing inspiration, thoroughly nice chaps and kind words on encouragement on all aspects of the hobby. Which means it is pretty much the only forum I check with any regularity these days.

14 comments:

  1. Nice mahdists, and good luck for the splicing

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  2. 1) Congrats on the nuptuals
    2) Great work on those models and
    3) Yup. LAF is definitely the friendliest forum I've been on in ages

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    1. Thanks Paul. I MIT admit I'm a bit sick of Mahdists - with a mere fifty done (though fifty is a lot by my standards...)

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  3. Some nice work there

    and have a good wedding, you taking any figures on the honeymoon ;-)

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian. I hadn't planned to, unless I can find some light prep work to do! I'm hoping to crunch through some books though!

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  4. Didn't know you were tying the knot! congrats!

    Also, Mahdists look great :P

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    1. Cheers chap. It's been a long, steady time nI the planning, but seems to have snuck up on us!

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  5. Fabulous work all round, but steady on you give us chaps a bad name as I'm still using the warm weather for my lack on miniature painting of late! Best wishes for the big day to, well done that man.

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    1. Thanks Michael

      For painting, the heat has slackened just enough for small batches. Anyway, don't you have some boards to be building? ;-)

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  6. First, my very best wishes on your upcoming nuptials! You'll have to post a photo of the two of you in all of your finery on your blog.

    Those are very nice additions to your growing Mahdist force and the 'Black Mask' is quite fine (wonderful work on his spiffy oxblood flying leathers).

    Curt

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    1. Hah, perhaps I shall! Thanks for your kind wishes.

      Black Mask! has a nemesis, of course, an American flyboy who will feature in another Pulp Alley League, one day.

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  7. Fantastic Mahdists; I like a lot the dust effect in their clothes.

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    1. Cheers Juan. I use a powder that I got from Antenociti's, brushed on just before the last coat of Dullcote. I keep meaning to pick up some other colours to add variety.

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