AS you can see I have continued working on the Arab revolt project. In the top picture you can see some Arab troops in Uniform. This clearly shows the official flag of the Arab revolt. Varieties of which are still used today for various Arab nations. The design itself was created by the English no doubt with consultation from locals. I am in no way an expert or the flags of the Arab revolt but I recreated this flag purely as it was easier to paint than the tribal standards which I could not find a very good image to copy. I hope that it will make a little talking point in the game set up as I only anticipate 1 standard bearer. And makes a clear indication of where Laurence would be on the battle field.
I have also done both a foot and mounted Laurence. The foot Laurence is a standard Arab officer from IT miniatures. Just painted in a similar manner to Peter O'Toole costume in the film. I differed from the gold headband and used black as at several times in the film a black band was used and contrasts well against the light colours of his headdress.
I had to do a very minor conversion on the Mounted version. Just a hand swap. I wanted to show Laurence with a revolver as I know that is how he went into battle. Additionally there was an incident where he accidently shot his own camel in the head while riding into war. It was not until after the battle that it was discovered that he had pulled the trigger that killed the beast but in game turns that is definitely a fumble!
As the bonus round was for a vehicle I did take the opportunity to paint a Rolls Royce Armoured Car. Larry did have his own Armoured car which he named. This one is slightly out of date being a 1928 Pattern Armoured Car, but the differences are really undecearnable at this scale partly because the external changes are minimal but also because they became modified when in the field. Thus only serious "Rivet Counters" would even think to look for the differences. Where us as wargamers would just accept it as it is. I do not intend to use it in the Game for Broadside, but it is always nice to have the option.
Other than this I have sent some more figures of to Curt's Painting challenge so with luck thy should be on here in a couple of days. And Work in progress includes some more Camel mounted troops and my Hero bonus round entry. I know it is most unlike me to not leave it for the last minute. The Hero Bonus will not have any Camels and that is a promise.
Anyway thanks for looking today. Comments are always welcome and now I need to get on with some painting. So all the best, take care and talk soon. Cheers Clint