Friday, 24 July 2015

A Very British Carry on. (Charles Hawtrey)

Treat this as a bonus post as I will post again tomorrow with the latest batch of Miscreants. For today though in homage to the great British Actor Charles Hawtrey who is unfortunately no longer with us.

One of the regular cast in the carry on films and as a kid probably the one I most identified with! So when I found this model among the ones waiting to be painted for Matt I just had to acknowledge the fact! Needless to say the painting and photography are not top notch but it should be enough to put a smile of your face and remember the man. For me it was pure joy when I realised who the sculptor had taken inspiration from.  I also think a VERY fitting character for a Very British Civil War!

I do wonder if Matt has anymore of this range and if there may be anymore Carry on Figures as I am sure we all have our favourites!

Like I said another post tomorrow just to show the rest of the figures in this militia squad.

So until then take care, have fun and enjoy yourself.





14 comments:

  1. Always nice to get such a piece to paint up! Have done a few myself that reminded me of pieces from my childhood, and always have put a smile on my face as well ;) Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Thank you Kyle. Have a good weekend.

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  2. Good to see that figure of Private Widdle (the third). Nice painting Clint :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, More again tomorrow, but no film stars I think!

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  3. Absolutely superb and definitely brought a smile to my face, well done Clint. Had some fun with this myself:

    http://28mmvictorianwarfare.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/private-widdle.html

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    1. Thanks Michael. Your version is super. Obviously Charles Hawtrey was a much admired actor among wargamers!

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  4. Great mini and excellent homage to one of my favourite Carry On actors. :)

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    1. Thanks Citizen. It is not all that good, but it did remind me of the actor so I had to try it.

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    1. Thank you Irqan. Probably my favourite Carry on actor.

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  6. Great take on a very good model.

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    1. Thanks Joe I personally was not so keen on the model until I worked out who it was. I am told there is a Sid James Character as well but no idea when.

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  7. I do really like this set of figures I keep meaning to get some for a comedy set of post apoc characters :)

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    1. Thank you Brummie. I am not sure comedy and post apoc go together, but if anyone can make it work I think you can.

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