Friday, 25 March 2016

Betteshanger MG (VBCW)

 As part of the painting chasllenge I also managed to finish of a support Medium Machine gun for the Betteshanger miners I have painted. Again this was part of this years Analogue Painting Challenge and more importantly part of the Very British Civil War collection I am painting for my mate Matt. Every Colliery need some support weapons and until I get the planned beer wagon started and finished these will have to do! The planned "Beer Wagon " did get 1 step closer yesterday as I now know where to get some Large beer barrels.


I think these are "Sloppy Jalopy" figures but I could not swear to that as matt passed them on to me and I just slapped the paint on.

In other news I did send for some figures but the company sent the wrong ones. Totally their fault but they want me to send them back BEFORE they send me the correct ones. This may result in me not having much painted in the next week or two as I was due to start them today. So kindly bear with me if I don't get much painted.

Cheers from sunny Kent. Clkint

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  1. Good work Clint in sunny Kent!

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    1. Thanks Fran as I look out I can see just 2 clouds in the sky at the moment!

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  2. It's a beautiful day in the garden of England dude (are we still the garden? I had heard Yorkshire may have nabbed the title.......) nice work Clint, I'm becoming more and more interested in this game by every post you put out ;-)

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    1. Thanks Gobbo. No offense meant to Yorkshire but WE are the garden of England. One more post in a couple of days and then my focus wanders to another project which I should have started today, but they sent me the wrong figures so that is now NEXT weekend!

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  3. That's a fearsome group of chaps Clint. Love the details like the lamps on their helmets, really good stuff.

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    1. Thank you Michael. VBCW are great fun to do you can have some fun as well as historically accurate at the same time.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. One more NON Painting Challenge post to come on Sunday.

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  5. Lovely work Clint! I don't think Maggie would have got her way in the 80's if the miners had been so armed.

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    1. Thank you Bob. I think if we are honest who ever you vote for the government get in! So unprofitable state owned businesses will get closed eventually by whom so ever is in power. It is a case of money talks louder than people!

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  6. You've "slapped paint on" in a classic Clint style - excellent group and so obviously miners with their helmet lamps standing out.

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    1. Thanks Joe. I have lost my painting mojo for the moment, I am sure it will come back very soon. Just give it a couple of days.

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    1. Thank you Ray. I have a heavy weapon coming next!

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  8. Lovely stuff Clint. These Men of Kent could also double as Men of Harlech

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    1. Thank you Nigel, They could be from where ever there is a Mining operation in the 1930's

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  9. Like Andy from the grotto I am also getting more interested in this post by post. I use to spend quite a bit of time in bettshanger too just over a decade ago so your posts about this always interest me. Need to see a batrep......

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