Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Thin Red Line

Well this is my first lot of painting after Salute. I am happy to confirm that this is my latest batch of 10mm Pendraken figures. They were part of the lot I bought on eBay but they were unpainted when I got them. There were a few painted and based already but those have been re-painted and re-based as I want them to fit in with what I have got already. My painting style did in fact change on these and I think for the better as I was less reliant on a heavy dark wash to finish them off. Which has lead to a slightly brighter more vibrant finish.

Purists will note that they are still in the Red Jacket and not in Khaki which the majority were by the time of the Sudan campaign.  But for me The Red coated British soldier is synonymous with the colonial period. Additionally I may well use them in a Zulu war game so rather than the dull desert colours I am sticking with the red. Sorry if this gets up anyone's nose but They are my figures and I wargame for myself and not for anyone else.

They have been specifically painted for Peter Pigs "Patrols in the Sudan" Rules and should be a good opposing force to my Mahdists. Contrasting strongly with their more rag tag look. Can we all say "Spanking in red!"

I have to say I am pleased with how these have come out. I have even put chevrons on a few of the figures (not many though) to represent non commissioned officers. I did find it a struggle at this scale but I think it's worth the extra effort. I normally would not have but the guy I bought them from had on some of his and I was not going to be beaten once I knew it could be done. Don't strain your eyes looking for them, just know that they are there!

That's it for today I hope to have a thin Blue line to show next time. Thanks for looking and hope to see you in a couple of days.

All the Best Clint

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    1. Thank you Sir. Cavalry next!!!!

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  2. For 10mm figures they are so full of detail.. You were right to paint them with red tunics.

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    1. I think Khaki would look too dull on 10mm troops so I am happy with the end result now. I guess great minds think alike (or maybe fools seldom differ!) Thank you Bryan.

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    1. Thank you Sir Hugh. Onwards to glory!

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  4. They look grand, Clint! The British troops I like best in khaki are the Scottish Regts, of course, they have those sweet looking caps and kilts which diminishes the desired effect of a khaki uniform, but they sure look smart ranked up! ;)

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    1. Unfortunately I have no Scottish troops to paint up. The Idea of doing 10mm tartan is one I am happy to forgo! Thank you David.

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  5. They are splendid chaps indeed.

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    1. Thank you Joe. Let's just hope my players think so!

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    1. Thank you Loki they seemed to take forever to do!

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  7. 10mm! That standard and that quick! Excellent work Clint they look great.

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    1. Thank you Carl. A thin blue line of Cavalry next! Very thin only 10 figures. And if lucky some Mounted officers following on very quickly. Got to keep going while I have enthusiasm!

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  8. Excellent work on these redcoats.

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    1. Thank you Dean, I'm quite pleased with them.

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  9. Wonderful paintjob there Clint. Also I would like to say it was nice to meet up with you and thanks for the fudge, Mrs PK and myself enjoyed it greatly

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    1. You are welcome Pete. I have to say not my best fudge. The hundreds and thousands did not really work they gave it a grainy texture. I'll do better next year. Thank you very much for the comment and regards to Mrs PK.

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  10. Beautiful paint job, a great looking unit!

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    1. Thank you Phil more on Saturday.

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