Saturday, 21 November 2015

"Mum won't like it, Uncle Arthur. "

Yes it was only a matter of time before I got around to these two. So without a fanfare, here they are.

Another two great figures to paint, packed full of character. Of the whole set Sargent Wilson was my favourite to paint the two fingers up to his cheek just epitomise the character played by John Le Mesurier . The other one "Pike" is just as good and the scarf brings a nice touch of colour to the figure set. The Scarf is of course West Ham colours, but painted with a little to much white. Not that it bothered me at all as it does now stand out more.

There are no prizes for repeating the quotes most famous with the characters but neither can I stop you from doing so. So go ahead with my blessing!

Other news:

1 Newline Designs (LINK) have announced a 25% pre Christmas sale. They mostly do 20mm figures (and now 10mm figures as well) but there is also some 28 mm stuff and Sean is a good bloke to chat to at shows so worth using this as an advert for him

2. the 6th Annual Analogue Painting Challenge has been announced.  I for some reason am unable to post any comment on his blog, but I can post replies to other people. So a big thanks to Tamsin for contacting Curt on y behalf so I can get involved. I was going to set a target of 500 Points, but as I am going to do all the bonus rounds this year I am aiming for 755 points. Which will be a push for me this year, but is totally in the spirit of the challenge. So I will be taking part thanks to Tamsin. If you read this Cheers Mate.

3 Yes I am still playing World of tanks, I have bought 2 new tanks both tier 6. One being the pre-production prototype of the panther. The other being a very obscure tank (the VK 28.01) that never actually got past the blue print stage. Now before anyone says what is it. It is a WW2 German light tank. In World of Tanks (WoT) very many people play the light German tanks at tiers 1-4 but at higher levels they are hardly played at all as they can barely defend themselves and Many other tanks can one shot kill them. While your gun just cannot penetrate their armour at all. There are exceptions of course but generally speaking if you get hit in this tank you are dead in the game. Which means it is NOT a popular tank at all.

So on my first game with the tank I managed to set a new record! Like I said it is not a popular tank and the threshold was pretty low. But a new record non the less. Of which I am very proud and no doubt setting myself up for a fall BIG TIME!

 I have now played 5 games with the tank, Including one this morning. This morning I set a higher record. Rather than a Bronze award I was granted a silver award. And in doing so set a new record. I have not recovered yet that is how flabbergasted I am. I will of course carry on with this tank and try to set the record even higher. Not that it means anything to anyone but myself. And In most games I do get swatted like a fly very quickly, very quickly indeed.


Thanks for looking today and that does bring my Dad's Army figures to an end, so I will be posting some of my own figures tomorrow and trying to get back in the swing of things, by posting every-other day after that!

All the best Clint




27 comments:

  1. A great posting to start the weekend with, Clint, and I'm delighted to see you in the AHPC once again as I thoroughly enjoyed your entries from last year, as well as your comments and thoughts on other submissions (including my own). I think with two minis you've saved the best til last, and as you say the sculpts are wonderful. I agree that the scarf really makes "Pike" stand out and perhaps you'll shortly grace us with a group shot?

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    1. Thank you Simon. I will have to sort out a group shot later this morning. Matt will collect them today (and drop of some others, Dad's Army in Civy clothing I am told. ) So unfortunately I will not be able to show them all together. Ands they will be started and ( hopefully) finished long before the AHPC "Nostalgia" round takes place or they would have been perfect for that.

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    2. ""Nostalgia round" - Superb idea Clint, I really now will have to dig a couple of these minis out and use them for that.

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    3. Thanks Simon, I have nothing planned for the "Nostalgia round" just yet, but I am sure something will occur before the deadline.

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  2. The more I see, the more I want them! I wonder if I could shoehorn them into the challenge? Great job Clint.

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    1. Thanks Michael. There is a "Nostalgia" bonus round which they might well fit in for the challenge. I only wish I could have painted them for that round!

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  3. It's been great to watch you paint these, and previous ones, over the summer. They look fab. I had similar issues with the Painting challenge comments but managed to get on using my phone. Good luck for the challenge

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    1. Thank you Martin. These have been fun to paint.

      As for the challenge I may get it sorted out easily. I had a similar issue with Wargaming Girl (Tamsin)'s blog then left it a month and it sorted itself out. The workings of the internet are beyond me.

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  4. I'm really warming to these figures, Clint. As you said before they should be worth getting for the civilian counterparts.

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I hope to do the civvy versions next week.

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  5. Great additions to the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard there Clint!
    Good luck in the challenge, its going to be fun :-)

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    1. Thank you Paul. The challenge is always fun (well both times for me).

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  6. You're dong a great job on these, Clint. Min are still in the box.

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    1. Thanks John.We all have figures still in blisters or boxes, we would hardly call our self wargamers if we painted everything!

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  7. That scarf just had to be there-wouldn't have been right without it. I finally got The Hubby to watch the entire series and he loved it.

    If you get these guys in civvies for Christmas, you could use them in the "Nostalgia" round.

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    1. Thanks Anne. Clearly a man of good taste.

      I am told I will get them tomorrow from Matt to paint for the following weekend. So they should be finished LONG before the challenge even starts.

      I do currently have an Idea for "Nostalgia" Bonus round, something I have to paint anyway, Bet I forget it before January! There are a few I am still contemplating, Like "Defensive Position".

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  8. Great job Clint! Can't wait to see your treatment of them in their civiees. I too have been lured away from the painting table by a new computer game this week. Fallout 4, it's rather splendid!

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    1. Thanks Bob. I have got fallout 3 and have completed it, I am now going back and starting again, just to get the bits I failed to get last time. So I can imagine how good Fallout 4 is!

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  9. "Don't tell him your name Pike!". Two very nice paint jobs indeed mate. Very much looking forward to seeing your Challenge work again this year. Best of luck!

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    1. Thank you Millsy. I am also looking forward to seeing your work again. I am going to slow down this year and paint all the bonus rounds. I have no idea what my entries will be yet though.

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  10. Lovely paint work Clint, as a hammers fan, the scarf brings a smile to my face!

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    1. Thank you Gobbo. I did find a reference to Pike being a Hammers fan and his scarf does have the clart and blue in the TV series.

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    2. Yes he did, in fact my first hammers scarf was the same! I'm not so much a fan after today's dismal performance.... Still love this model though :)

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    3. My local team did badly over the weekend as well. Lost 4-1.. Not a big fan but well you know.

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  11. This is turning into a marathon Dad's Army series , but well worth waiting for these two. I imagine 'Pike' is making machine gun noises whilst 'Wilson' is thinking "Stupid boy"

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    1. Thanks Joe. I think you may be right.

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