Sunday, 16 August 2015

4 go Wild in a Very British Civil War. (PM)

 Just 4 more figures for matts VBCW project. He did come around before lunch today and we had a small chat. He was just dropping off a flag for my next figures for him. I showed him the 2 central figures then and he was happy as he know that next weekend he'll get them and a few more back as well. I shall finish 4 more this afternoon so you can guess what I will blog about on Tuesday.

Anyway a mixture of manufactures and weapons and even uses but all suitable for his Very British Civil War Project. All the colours come from looking on the internet for 1930's fashions so I know what was available. It was indeed possible to have maroon blazers or a "Dr Who" scarf! Yes they did exist!

Anyway just 4 more today with the promise of more to come!

All the best from here and I hope you are having a good weekend.

Cheers Clint

28 comments:

  1. Lovely minis Clint, and a stunning paint-job to boot :-) I especially like the policeman and his green sidebag. Wonderful colours. This is a great series of posting you;re doing, and I'm looking forward to Tuesday for some more.

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    1. Thanks Simon. I have now finished the next 4. So I am on target to get them finished by next Sunday.

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  2. Great figures, Clint. Looking at the young girl with the machine gun my first thought was, "aha, a St. Trinian's first former!" Please do tell who makes her.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I see no young ladies in the photo. From left to right, Policeman with a rifle (conversion) a school boy with a luger pistol, A vicar with a tommy gun and a gent with glasses and a Lewis gun. As for who makes any one of them. I cannot answer that either, but I would check either Footsore miniatures or Mutton Chop Miniatures.

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    2. The figure at the far right looks androgynous enough to be female, so I assumed "he" was a "she."

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    3. I thought you were looking ahead to my next batch. You can be clever like that! Well the figure on the far right is Mole from Wind in the willows! No that did not make sense to me either!

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  3. Great figures the figure with the Lewis is from Mutton Chops and and the Vicar and Child are from Footsore but the copper I have no idea. Great painting there Clint

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    1. Thanks you Pete. Good to have the figures origin confirmed. I never know when Matt gives me figures to paint, but he will usually tell me in the week after I post on the blog.

      But I do know where some of the ones later in the week are coming from!

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    2. It not really important who sculpted them, okay it helps when you have the sculptor among your friends but it is important that your painting skills have brought them to life

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. I have literally just put the base colours on three maids/household staff! Which should be finished by Friday! The thought of Posties Rejects in maids costumes is not one you want in your head for long!

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  5. Very nice indeed Clint, difficult not to feel the lure of VBCW.

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    1. Thank you Mr A. I have another game next weekend so expect an AAR on the following Monday.

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  6. Love 'em! Especially the schoolboy with pistol - This is a hold-up. I want a quarter-of-a-pound of sweets!

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    1. Cheers Roy. Give me all the money and a pound of Sherbet!

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  7. Nice stuff mate, especially the sweet thief.

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    1. Thanks Lee. I would like a few more of that figure in variations to paint.

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  8. This is one of my favourite projects of yours to date. Such a colourful cast of characters. Since you're handing them off I don't imagine you will be able to get a group shot of all of them.

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    1. Thanks Anne, Sorry no chance of a group shot as Matt has most of them now. Best I can do is a group shot of the ones I have at the end of the week! I will try on Saturday.

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  9. Another great bunch of very good additions to the VBCW forces, they'll mix and match well with all the others too.

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    1. Thank you Joe. I hope they do fit in well. Some of those I will paint today are a little on the large side and may look a little "Bromnidagian" But they will not be blogged till Thursday or Saturday!

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  10. Hmm, I wonder if the schoolboy will just be used as a message runner, or if he's expected to go in the front line?

    With regard to the 1930's clothing colours, I seem to remember reading an article a long time ago about American gangsters. This suggested that such show-offs frequently wore bright and/or loud suits, though we tend to know them only from black-and white photos and therefore assume dull, subdued clothing. Dick Tracy's yellow overcoat and hat may be more accurate than you think!

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    1. Thanks C6. I agree about the colours of clothing and that they probably were more colourful than we first think. If we think of Napoleonic uniforms (100 + years earlier) we can see that there was a clear choice to be colourful even in war!

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    1. Cheers Jason. Should be a couple more tomorrow!

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  12. Very nice Clint! I really like the mix, non-uniformity and all that.

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    1. Thanks Bob. more coming this morning.

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