Thursday, 3 July 2014

Paint monkey again.

Yes a little more Painting for Matt. As Matt got his WW1 Germans back last weekend he very kindly gave me more things to paint and some beer tokens for doing so. So what Have I managed to do in the last 5 days. There are some mounted officers and Infantry I have just started for Matt as well. So No 1/300th scale started by me just yet.









Well the answer is a Colonial Northwest Frontier Indian gun and crew. I cannot and will not claim to know very much about this period or what the gun is but all the colours are copied from the internet so I am fairly content that they are right.

As there are 4 crew we can assume one is the gun commander, one the loader, one the firer and one the Rammer! I am confident that these will increase his collection and make the Northwest Frontier more of an active project for him. I do have more of this period to do for him so you can expect to see more in the next week.


 The gun is quite small but I for one would not want to carry it up a mountain. so there are an additional 2 donkeys to help with the portage. I am not sure of the make of the donkeys, but the gun and crew I believe are Foundry, but not totally sure about that.







The last picture is them all together and not really much more to say. Thanks for popping by have a good day and with luck more again on Sunday.

Take care of yourself Clint.

20 comments:

  1. I love them Clint, a poignant reminder that I need to get my finger out and get bcd to the Victorian era!

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    1. Thank you Michael. It is an era that you are known for. But every so often a break from the norm must do you good.

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  2. Paint Monkey! I love the diamond markings on the donkeys it really brings them to life.

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    1. Thank you Robert. Most equines (not all) do seem to have blazes of one type or another. Now That I have finished them I do wonder if I should have given them socks as well.

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  3. Moooonkeeeyy!!
    That looks good mate

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    1. Cheers Lord Siwoc. I just can't say Monkey without smiling.

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  4. Love the donkeys, monkey dude.

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    1. Thanks Bob. More Monkeying about coming soon.

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  5. Nice asses Clint! You've done a great job on this group of figures.

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    1. Oh you mean the painted mules...oh sorry! My mistake I thought you meant me! Thank you Tams.

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  6. "I want a paint monkey too" I is the cry I imagine hearing from everyone reading this (me included)
    Great looking paint-job on these, but I can't say I'm a fan of the Donkeys on their plinths (not your call though, I'm betting).
    Khaki colouring was very ad hoc iirc and could be just about any shadeof mud you want.
    Looking forward to seeing more of these.

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    1. Thank you Joe. I have been told that the first Khaki uniforms were dyed using a powder sent from England. But without a colour chart. There fore dependant on the local water and the mix they would indeed be a variety of shades. More of these coming soon.

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  7. Paint monkey is the dude (as Bob might say!). Give him an extra banana from me!

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    1. Matt has emailed me today saying I can have a bunch. But your thought is very much appreciated, many thanks Bryan.

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  8. They look great!
    Nice job on the mules, they are the same sculpt, right?

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    1. They are indeed the same sculpt. It's from Redoubt Miniature I am told. Thank you Mathyoo.

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  9. Well done painting you old Silverback you!

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    1. Thank you Fran. I am struggling to get going today though. Hopefully a better day tomorrow.

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