Tuesday, 20 October 2015

BUF (part 10)

Yes this may be the last BUF post. I believe I have painted over a platoon now for Matt. I suspect these last 5 figures will draw the BUF to a close for a while if not permanently. Matt has mentioned both Anglican League and Socialists as being next but I will wait and see and at this stage can offer no better clues.

So we have an officer (Copplestone castings I believe) and a flag bearer (who is footsore miniatures). The Flag is by Pete Barfield and sold by Solway.

Additionally Matt has asked me to paint 3 females. While they all have Khaki trousers I have given them all white blouses.  This serves 2 purposes, one it clearly identifies them as ladies on the table top, secondly it allows them to be used by different factions if Matt chooses to. Generally though I suspect he will use them as BUF troops though. He does now have the option of some other faction if he chooses. Yes I can see 1 still wears a BUF Cap but if I paint the socialists  caps the same way (I just might you know) she may be more of a socialist.

Anyway, now I am to paint some medieval Turkish (possibly Tartar) Cavalry for Peter at the club. As he does not want them based I may not put them on my blog especially as I have no idea what colours to paint them. So instead on Friday (when I post next) I would expect a fantasy figure as I am painting it at the same time, and yes it is for Frostgrave.



20 comments:

  1. Good work their Clint especially the copplestone ladies!

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    1. Thanks Fran. I promise I am not paining any particular Reject at the moment!!! That comment will become clear on Friday.

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    1. Thank you Roy. I will paint a figure for you and get Stu to pass it on one day (I am not your secret Santa though).

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    2. Okay, thank you kindly.
      As it happens, my santa clause partner's from the USA.
      Painting up his stuff now.

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    3. I will not see Stu til feb next year so you should forget all about it until then.

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  3. I'm a big fan of Mark Copplestone's figures and those three females look great.

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    1. Thank you Brayan. I think they came out OK, at least good enough for me.

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    1. Thank you Ray. I will add nothing smutty to that comment.

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    2. That sounds more like a general statement rather than a comment on figures to me???

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    3. I can always phone Rays Wife.

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  5. Cracking job Clint! They all look good but my fave's are the officer and the flag bearer. Great stuff!
    The girls look nice too, talking about different factions, the lass in the middle has a "Russian" vibe about her and would make a great communist.

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    1. Cheers Bob. The girl in the middle has a peasant style smock on so perhaps she is leaning to the left, but it could just be fashion. I think I may like the flag bearer and officer the best as well, but my mind changes very frequently on the subject. I do like what I am painting for Friday though as it was on my painting table for over 10 years! (So I was obviously keen to get it done!)

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  6. Clever use of color to get multi factional ladies.

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    1. Thank you Robert. it does make them more versatile. But I only paint what I am given it is up to Matt to form them into units (or not!)

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  7. Very, very nice Clint. The ladies are spectacular.

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    1. Thank you Michael. "Praise from the praiseworthy is above all rewards!"

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  8. A fitting conclusion (for now ?) to the BUF forces, the officeris a great figure and the flg-waver looks the part too, but the 'ladies' steal the show. I can't help but think that, given the setting, women wouldn't be as involved but they do give a nice variation to the combatants.

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    1. Thanks Joe . I suspect there would be some feisty ladies just like there were in the Spanish civil war. But then again not as many as men.

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