Sunday, 24 May 2015

May Painting Progress

Happy Sunday everybody. It's been a while since I posted but I'm happy to report further progress on the Sudan project. It'll be very tight to get everything done, but I'm comfortable I can put a game without everything: some bits are just icing (or even the cherry on top). 

First up, a bunch more Sudanese Bazingers. This is the Perry command pack. Painted as before - two different colours on the robes, and a fairly motley collection of other equipment. 


Here they are with the rest painted during AHPC V. A bit command-heavy, but a decent sized unit for me. 



I've also done up some casualty/shock markers, using the ubiquitous dice frames. I wanted to do more but have run out of frames, so need a restock. I've a couple of Britsh ones on the paint table now. 


Two are actually converted as the Perry's Sudan range only has Beja tribesman casualties, simple head swaps to replace the distinctive Beja hairdo. You may see that the ones falling in action at the back also have some bullet impacts on the base to add to the dramatic effect - using Curt's simple but effective method.

That's most of the minis I want to get done, but I'm well behind on the terrain. Happily it's a bank holiday weekend here, an opportunity to make some progress, starting with smashing up some rather large bits of cork bark that I picked up. For those of you wondering about the SCW project that I had been making decent progress on, that's still on ice. I've a small batch mostly finished that I may well wrap up if the fancy takes me, but the bulk of it is on hold until next month. 

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  1. Impressive work and I do like the bullet dust

    Ian

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    1. Yes it's very cinematic isn't it?

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  2. Good progress Phil and excellent painting as always :)

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  3. Like em Phil, they will look great on the table top .
    Regards Furphy .

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  4. Very nice and a fantastic progress. I like a lot that command group.

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    1. They're fine miniatures, though more marching than skirmishing, which is a bit odd.

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  5. Nothing like a deadline to get the brushes out. :-)
    Cheers
    Stu

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  6. These look excellent Phil. Remind me, what is the deadline for - a big participation game? Wish I could be there!

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    1. Thanks Curt.

      You're quite right - I'm putting he collection out for the club's 'Operation Market Larden 3: The Lardest Day', a day of gaming all things TFL.

      I'm a bit nervous about it to be told, putting on a game for esteemed guests from across the country.

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    2. Ah, very good. What TFL rules will you use for your scenario?

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    3. Ah, very good. What TFL rules will you use for your scenario?

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    4. I'll use Sharp Practice with Terrible Sharp Sword and some of my own modifications. Here's hoping it works!

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  7. Always lovely to see your Sudan work Phil and these are particularly good.

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    1. Thanks Michael. I see you've still not been tempted back to the Sudan - such a pity, but I can understand that roller skate-waitresses-with-baseball-bats are more appealing

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