Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Paint Monkey does Waving not Drowning!

Matt gave me some British to paint. World War one British. I have asked him and he said they were a mixture of companies so I cannot tell you which figure relates to which company, so hard luck if you want to find a specific figure. He also gave me a couple painted by Ray Rousell for me to try and colour match. I have not shown those as I do not want to have a comparison made, that would be neither fair to Ray nor myself.

Firstly some signallers, 3 figures I believe each from different companies or at least different sculptors. The one in the middle is a much rougher sculpt than the other two but he's waving his flags and seems happy to be doing so. While the one on the right has his flags furled and also carries a rifle, while the others are unarmed. To me this waving flags malarkey strikes as one painting a "Shoot Me First" sign on them but I guess when the wireless is not present one has to adapt and use what is available. Still it does not strike me as the safest occupation!



I am really not sure what Matt will do with this one either but he did mention some VBCW Anglican forces. So I guess they will benefit from a Vicar. Actually without being glib I think most forces would given the lack of atheists on the battlefield. he was a terribly nice figure to paint though and I thought sunglasses might suit him better than prescription spectacles for Myopia. I think I am right in saying this may be the first ever WW1 Vicar I have painted.

Well that's it for today. Thanks for popping by. I am just finishing 3 more British WW1 figures so you may expect them in a couple more days.

All the Best and TTFN Clint

26 comments:

  1. I think it's harder to paint the really rough sculpts. One has to paint in detail that isn't there. The Vicar is a rather nice figure and I like the way you based him.

    Well done Paint Monkey!

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    1. Thanks Anne it is hard to paint rough sculpts ,if only because you don't enjoy it as much. But he was alright just not as nice as the others

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    2. I was thinking about the Signalmen and how brave it really was to stand out there with those flags. Surely there were times these men saved the lives of others by giving troops critical information under duress. I wonder if any of them received medals for bravery. I looked on the internet and couldn't find any real info on them.

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    3. I know what you mean. My Grandfather joined the army in the first world war at 14 (Lied about his age) and his job was to lead mules loaded with supplies to the front line trenches. This made them artillery targets simply because if the front line was not supplied it would crumble. Just another part of the great war you hear nothing about!

      Thanks Anne It does make you think this wargaming malarkey.

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  2. Smashing work once again Clint. I really like the way you paint your WW1 (I like your style full stop, but it especially strikes me as looking great for this period). Personally I couldn't help but think of the middle chap being Vampifan, and some across the trenches yelling wave your flags if you like Chibis ;-) Vicar is definitely the best of the best imho. Thanks for posting and I'm looking forward to more.

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    1. LOL wave your flags if you like Chibis! DAKADAKKADAKKADAKKA!

      I think you get the idea!

      Thanks Simon. A medical team next and then perhaps something very different, or maybe the other way around!

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    2. Cheeky sods! Actually, I wish I was slim enough to portray the guy in the middle! Seriously though, great brushwork as always, Clint.

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    3. Thanks Bryan, I also wish I was slim enough!

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  3. Love the cool Vicar, good work all round

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. I can see that Vicar being used a lot now he is done.

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  4. Lovely work Clint! Flag waving is good exercise, the bullet dodging would be as well.

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    1. Thanks Bob. Just as well I am doing a Medical team as well for later in the week. I think they will need it!

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. More to come in a couple of days

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  6. Very nice Clint. Have to agree with several others, I think the Priest figure is the best of the bunch.

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    1. Thank you Lee. I will admit the Vicar is the one I enjoyed painting the most.

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  7. Great work Clint, just love the Vicar figure!

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    1. Thanks Ray. I had one of your figures to colour match so I was confident on the colours.

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  8. Very nice, as usual. And I agree about these being a "shoot me!" signal :-( .

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    1. Thank you C6. You have to admire their bravery!

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  9. Absolutley solid work there. Great stuff.

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    1. Cheers Irqan. Taking it easy this week end. I hope you are too.

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  10. They look great nicely done sir!

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