Saturday, 28 December 2013

Saturday update.

Unfortunately I have nothing I can show you painting wise today. I should be submitting another few figures to Curt's Analogue challenge tomorrow so with luck they should be available to view by Monday, when I am due to blog again.

I have now finished the figure for the entry fee to the painting challenge. But to show that before Curt gets to see it would of course be very wrong. I have been painting figures for the planned Arab Revolt game. Hence the picture of the book I have finished reading. The next background reading will either be the osprey book of the Ottoman army 1914-1919, or "a line in the sand". So as you can see I am moving this project forward. I will email pictures of these Arab Revolt figures to Curt tomorrow, as I am just finishing the bases now.

Instead let me give you an update of what I have started for the painting challenge. I have bitten the bullet and now started painting 60 Fuzzy Wuzzys and 14 Ansar on Camels. Don't get to excited they are 10mm (1/200ths Scale) so not too detailed and eye candy like. Until mid-day yesterday they were not in my painting queue. I had bought them about 5 years ago and they had sat in the blister pack ever since. As regular readers will know I have wanted to do some colonial wargames for a while and this just seemed to be an opportunity to kick start this old stalled project. They are coming on great guns and I would hope to have them finished by Friday if not sooner. I will then look to get the rest of the foot Ansar I have done.

At the same time I will need to paint up something for his "Villains" category. I have a stand by figure but I do plan a shopping trip on Monday to the local wargames store and do so hope I can find something more suitable for a Villain than what I have as a stand by. In an ideal world a Werewolf might be purchased or a vampire or some such nasty!

That's it for today as I am trying to get these Arab Revolt figures finished and sent off.

Sorry there is nothing so much to look at today. Trust me you never want to see my painting desk, it is in a continual stat of wreckage! So Until Monday take care, have fun and keep Painting away.

Cheers Clint

12 comments:

  1. I've just finished Curt's fee figure for the challenge too, think I'll hold off sending the pics until I get the hero/villain figure finished. I had to dig deep in the lead pile for mine, you'll definitely be surprised!

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    1. Surprised.....I shall look forward to that.

      Thank you Ray.

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  2. I am interested to see the camels 5 years in a blister must be a record :)

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    1. It is amazing that they are still alive after 5years in a blister!
      Thank you Loki. Hope Curt will drop them on his blog tomorrow night.

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  3. 10mm colonials sound very interesting :-) . But I must stay focused and resist the temptation!

    5 years before opening a blister? Pah - amateur! Some of my figures are much older than that and unopened...

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    1. lmao.... yes you are right 5 years is nothing! I think I have some Rogue Trader eras still unopened. (But I would need to check that!)

      It is so easy to get side tracked when looking at other peoples blogs. But the 10mm Colonials should be a good start for me with the possibility to create much larger forces.... ahh Megalomania and the wargamer!

      Thanks Hugh

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  4. Sounds good to me Clint, they don't like it up em!

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    1. I already had that quote in my head for a blog post title. Thank you Francis.

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  5. Nice idea, Good to see your digging through the pile for the challenge. I shall look forward to them for certain!

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    1. 9:15am here so it is now light enough to photograph the Arab revolt figures.... So I hope to be able to show them in a couple of days on the blog.

      The 10mm Fuzzy Wuzzy's are coming together as well. I will highlight the skin tones next and hope to get them mostly ready for basing on Monday or Tuesday.
      Thank you for the encouragement Brummie.

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  6. Blisters eh ? I think I've still got a lot of Perry Ansar in blisters from about 5 or so years ago along with numerous other of course and the Arba revolt sounds a lot more interesting than the typical Sudan/Gordon Era that I plumpted for. Your 10mms will be far easier and faster to paint though and I'm looking forward to seeing them.
    The challenge goes on relentlessly with the intriguing mystery figures; good luck Clint !
    I think I'd be

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    1. I should start basing the 10mm fuzzy wuzzy's this afternoon while watching the 4 feathers film.... It has all gotten a little convoluted here as my friend Tim is now starting 10mm WW1 Middle east with Imperial and Turkish forces, so If I can use any figures for 10mm Arab revolt as well I shall, if I can get away with it!

      Thanks Jo I should get the camel pick up tomorrow.

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