Friday, 21 August 2015

All together now!

Well as promised here is a group shot of them all together. When I say All I do just mean this batch. There have already been a couple of batches of figures painted up for matt and the Very British Civil War. But seeing them together does make a village packed full of characters.

The back of Mole and the Front of Toad. Clearly a lot of green and brown on Toad just to keep in with the wind in the willows. while Mole is lots of dark grey.


 Then there was an older gent, perhaps fallen on hard times and with a tommy gun behind his back so while at distance he may not be such a good shot close up watch out!
 I am not so very sure about the gent on the right, but he could easily be a conductor on a trolley bus or perhaps he works front of house in a Cinema theathre.
 I did first think of the guy on the right as a game keeper but he  could be a gentleman farmer. The clothes look better quality than a poacher so for me he is a farmer of quite a sizable estate, or the estate manager of a mansion/stately home.
 A dashing game hunter with shot gun (on the right). But preferring a shotgun than a rifle. And with the kind of bleached teeth only an American would aspire towards!
 On the right, I nicknamed this figure "The Major" when I was painting him. The "Pink" hunting jacket might just as likely be an old dress uniform.
 The Man servant, back from the far flung depths of the British empire ready to help "the Major" should he ever need it.
And Finally 2 Ironclad figures from the Raj. Matt wants them to be the owner/operator of Balty Towers an Indian hotel-restaurant so who am I to disagree. And even the flag has three towers on it (but hard to see in the group picture). I am sure Matt will divulge more as time passes.

Thanks For looking. I am slowly getting my act together. So with luck the next blog post will be Monday.

Until then, take care and have fun!

Cheers Clint.

30 comments:

  1. My word. You'd never see such a damn fine group of individuals in a Yorkshire village. War-town Kent certainly is a spiffing place to be. Top work, Clint.

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    1. Thanks Roy. I am not sure war torn Kent is packed full of so many characters, I did live in Leeds for 8 years so I do know a little of Yorkshire villages, but only a little!

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    2. Only ever went to Leeds once. Never again.
      (FIASCO wargames show at the Royal Armouries, in fact).

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    3. I cannot say Leeds improved when I left. I will leave that for many others to say! The Royal Armouries was nice to visit though.

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  2. A fantastic group shot and some classic characters in that bunch. Very nice work my friend.

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    1. Cheers lee. I must say I am pleased with the group shot. And with the faces on some of the characters.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. I am still pondering some 6mm stuff at the moment!

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  4. Abolsutely wonderful Clint, chocked full of characters. Balti Towers is a genius idea!

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    1. Thanks Michael. Don't tell Matt that it is worse than mentioning the War to Germans. Don't mention the war!

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  5. That's a cool crew of figures with lots of character (and characters)

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    1. Cheers Adam. They were mostly fun to paint. Mostly!

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  6. "Downton Abbey - Now it's personal", ws the first thing that sprung to mind when I saw this excelent collection of figures for your (matt's) VBCW games. There truly are some corking figures in this lot, very difficult to pick out any single one as they're all so characterful. Great stuff Clint.

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    1. Cheers Joe. High praise indeed from you sir.

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  7. Excellent. Looks like Downton Abbey is really trying to go out on a bang

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    1. Thanks Martin. Well they have started filming the final series now!

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  8. Balty Towers-brilliant! The new lot is quite an addition to the cast you've already built up, such diversity. When the old gent with the Tommy gun says "Get off my lawn", he means it.

    Thanks for the group shot!

    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Cheers Anne. Don't tell Matt that you like Balty Towers it WILL go to his head, really it will. I can just imagine him doing John Cleese impersonations.... and silly walks!

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  9. Top work old bean!!! Love the old boy hiding the tommy gun behind his back.

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    1. Thank you Ray. Shall we call him Postie! (Silly old git!)

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  10. So much to admire in this post, Clint. I salute you on a job very well done.

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  11. What a beautiful group! Great job...

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  12. Good show Clint!
    What a great cast of characters :-)

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    1. Thanks Paul I am glad you like them.

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  13. Great job Clint! Lovely group shot dude!

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    1. Thanks Bob, the next lot should be goo as a group as well.

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  14. Hmm, is this wargaming? Or is it soap opera :-) ? The Archers are back: this time they're angry!

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    1. Thanks C6. More soaps coming soon!

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