Friday, 13 December 2013

Painting for a friend (4)

Not making a big thing about it but I just did not get the time to Blog yesterday. I will blog again tomorrow though to get me back on schedule so you have been warned.

Today I have finished a Perry Miniatures Gatling gun and crew. Continuing the British Naval landing brigade figures I am painting for a friend. We tend to forget just how large and monstrous these guns actually were. Having seen the one in the Royal Armouries in Leeds I can confirm that this one is indeed in scale. They really are heavy and brutal pieces of kit more than capable of chewing up the enemy.

The model went together very easily with no trimming , filing or mould lines and a minimum of flash. The only problem was that the seated figure. he either refused to sit properly or looked like he was not operating the gun. Finally he did fit into place at the very last moment when the carriage was being stuck to the base, so all ends well.

I will finish the force for him tomorrow and I know from experience you will want a group shot so you can expect one then. It will only have 1/2 the infantry though as he has already taken the first batch back.

That is it for today. As mentioned above I expect to do a final post on these troops tomorrow as tat now clears the painting table for the challenge which starts on Sunday. I will not be starting the challenge until Monday though so most people should get a little head start on me, I should be able to catch up though.

Anyway take care all and hope to see you all again on Saturday. Best Wishes Clint.

16 comments:

  1. Really nice work on this project, Clint. It does make me want to collect a force for doing a "Sand Pebbles" or "Lion of the Desert" type skimish game. Too many projects now!

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    1. I also have far to many projects. Which is why I have entered Curt's Painting challenge. I plan to use up things and turn unpainted into painted projects.

      Thank you David.

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  2. Good bit of extra firepower to finish off.
    Will you ever get to play with all of them though ?

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    1. More firepower tomorrow! And NO I don't think I will get a game with them. They are for a friend so it really is up to him in the end though.
      Thank you Jo.

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  3. That's my favorite so far! The grunts are nice and all, but nothing beats a "fighting vehicle" :P

    I wanted to ask you for a group shot, so I have to say it's very nice to keep us in mind! :P

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    1. I would have posted this yesterday, but ran out of time. I will be showing another Machinegun tomorrow as well as the group shot. So it will be VERY gun heavy.

      Thank you mate.

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  4. Great job look forward to seeing the group pics mate!

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    1. You will not have to wait long I will do the group shot tomorrow. Thank you Simon.

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  5. Excellent looking cannon and crew!

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  6. Those are some smart looking figures Clint. I've never seen any of those guns in real life and have no perspective for their size. I don't think seeing them on the telly gives the real feel of what they are and the damage they could do.

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    1. That model shows the size quite nicely. As you say on TV they look like 1 or 2 men can move them easily. In reality they would be towed by horses if going any distance.

      Thank you Anne.

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