Tuesday 31 December 2013
Arab Revolt 1916-18 (1)
So here are the first few Arabs mounted on Camels. As mentioned above We will be using IT miniatures as much as possible partially for convenience and partly to help promote Tim's business. I have tried a practice run a few weeks ago of painting camels so this is my first production run. there are 10 mounted Arabs on 10 camels which should help to reinforce the basic look of the conflict. I will need to paint a minimum of 36 of these in total and maybe as many as 50 in order to get the correct impression of an Arab war party. I have photographed them on one of the Afghanistan boards so that you may see them insitu and I suspect give a greater feel for how I want the game to turn out.
Here are the first batch though. They were painted as part of Curt's analogue Hobbies painting challenge and as such have earned me 80 points. I will be prepping and priming the next 12 later today. I will also be finishing the bases for the 57 Fuzzy Wuzzy's in 10mm (I thought I had 60 but it turns out I can't count! or maybe 3 have wandered away and will return later.
In addition to these I may prep some Ansar again in 10mm. Without counting it look like I have about 100 of these and As I suspect they will be very straight forward to paint they might find themselves hurried up the painting queue. And Finally I was going to paint some Mexican gunfighters in 28mm for Curt's next Bonus round. Which is the Villain bonus round. I settled originally on Mexicans because other than Zorro I could not think of any heroic character in western films with them being either Bandits or peasants. Yesterday however I braved the rain and storms and visited Rochester and the independent wargames shop there. (I had run out of a certain paint colour). While there I also purchased a West Wind Empire of the Dead pack of figures that are suitably villainous, especially considering what I will use for the bonus round of dead figures! Nudge nudge wink wink.
That's it for today I should have blogged yesterday but these had not had sufficient resting time on Curt's blog so I am a day out! Enjoy today and have a great new year and I strongly hope that 2014 turns out to be a brilliant and fantastic year for you all.
Happy New Year Clint