Tuesday, 21 January 2014

My Laurence of Arabia.

 Well that is the vehicle bonus round submitted. If you have yet to check it out please do and vote if you wish. But be aware there is a lot of really good stuff and it will take you more than a few moments, Link .

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 This one is slightly out of date being a 1928 Pattern Armoured Car, but the differences are really undecearnable at this scale partly because the external changes are minimal but also because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








28 comments:

  1. Very nice modelling, great scenery as well. Super stuff.

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    1. Thank you Irqan . That is some of the terrain I will be using for the game. So It is as well that it fits in

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  2. Great stuff the car gets my vote. I love seeing armoured cars they have a pulp feel to them.

    Nice job on Lawrence both the foot and mounted versions.

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    1. Thank you Simon. I agree Armoured cars seem so much more pulp. I could have tried to get a Talbot Armoured Car, but I just could not find one! But I know Laurence did have a rolls so that was an easy thing to acquire.

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  3. You just couldn't let it lie, could you? You just had to include camels in your vehicle entry.

    Well, very lovely they were too and they work well with el TEL and his Roller :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin You have got a great sense of humour. I promise there are no Camels in the Heroes round....... but.... there are more Camels to come!

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    2. That is so disappointing to hear I was expecting Lawrence himself to make an appearance ;)

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    3. Laurence in the vehicle round a woman with a fly swat and an old man with a glass and a piece of card.... for the Spider fighting hero round perhaps.

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  4. Lovely work Clint, this project of yours is quite refreshing to see developing

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    1. Thank you Loki Painting a few more camels today, so should be more by the end of the week. Then I can start on the Turkish opposition.

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  5. You mean you don't count the rivets on your models? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

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    1. Sorry John Blame Tim for that he's made me lax. (Passing the buck for the last 40 years!)

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  6. Good work, Clint, and very nice paint jobs.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. Now if only I could find some decent 20mm zombies!!!

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  7. Very nice work on both Lawerence's and the car too!

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  8. Excellent work as always, Clint. I do like the standard - easy to make out, yet striking at the same time. Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean. I thought it best to put a period Photo of the flag up as until I started this project I was unaware of it.

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  9. The mounted version of Lawrence is great and should stand out well and the whole thing seems to be coming together nicely. The armoured car does look a bit out of place even though they were used, good looking model though.
    I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed that we'll not be seeing a heroic camel.

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    1. Thank you Jo, but sorry no heroic camels this year from me. I am looking to reduce the lead pile, not buy in anything. I think you might like what I plan for the Hero round though.

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  10. Lawrence of Arabia is They Hubby and my favourite film of all time. He would really like these figures Clint. Lovely work and I do like that vehicle.

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  11. Outstanding! I really love this project of yours Clint, marvellous stuff.

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    1. Thank you Michael. As I have said before there is so much more to WW1 than just the trench warfare that we tend to forget.

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  12. Coming along very nicely :-) .

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    1. Thank you Hugh, I must say I am quite pleased.

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  13. Nice looking Rolla there, I love this armoured car and I love the Lawrence figure too. Great work there Clint

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    1. Well you can't do the Arab revolt without doing Larry. I have always liked the idea of Rolls Royce armoured cars.... If I win the lottey......

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