Sunday, 7 June 2015

Dispatch rider and 2 officers.

Well these are the last figures I need to get done for Matt. (at least until next weekend, maybe longer). The figure on the left I am told is from Empress miniatures while the centre and right are Great War Miniatures. They  are again for my chum Matt and they are destined to be used for both VBCW and WW1.

 Unlike the previous officers these have no arm bands but the enlisted man on the motorcycle does. As you can see he has the white over blue armband of the Royal Corp of Signals as befits the Dispatch riders in the first world war. The motorcycle is rather slim as it does not have the massive petrol tank that you se on them today, but rather a far more manageable size tank. Exactly as they were in this time period as one was not expected to travel 100 miles or more at a time. Also many dispatch rider photos I have seen did not have number plates at all, but as this model did I was obliged to paint them. If my hand had been steadier the numbers would have come out as well. Typically from my photo survey they had 2 letters and 3 or 4 numbers on the plate.

Now as my painting table is clear I have no idea what will be up next so no expectations and nothing planned, but I will need to start something soon or I will have nothing to show when I post again, hopefully on Tuesday.

So that's it for today, have fun, take care and enjoy the weather.


18 comments:

  1. They look great as usual and will work smashingly for VBCW.

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    1. Thanks Robert, that's the idea. I somehow suspect the VBCW will feature soon at the club, some people do play in 20mm as well.

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  2. These are bang on Clint. My favourite is the guy on the motorbike.

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    1. Thanks Anne. I was really worried about painting the motorbike, and yet when done it was one I liked very much as well.

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  3. They look great Clint! Get to work on the SHADO tank :)

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    1. Thanks Simon. You are right I should do more on the Shado Mobile.

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  4. Cool and I like what you did for a background too.

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    1. Cheers Adam, I don't think they came out at all bad. In other words I am pleased with them.

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  5. Love these. Very nice indeed.

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