Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Just 2 more today!

Due to Dog sitting again I was unable to blog yesterday and also unable to paint last night and While I was planning/hoping to get 5 more finished there are only 2 completed. I am of course referring to more Burpas for Matt.

The one in blue is literally screaming "Shoot me!" he stands out so much. I did picture him as an officer or leader while painting so wanted him to look well equipped and richer than the average figure,  which lead to the lovely blue!

The other figure is just a normal rank and file and while just as important does blend into the terrain significantly better. His long rifle makes one think of a sniper but the truth may well be very much different. It will all come down to what Matt thinks.

I think they are both Foundry figures but from different ranges.

Currently on the painting table I have 3 more Burpas (1 being Mounted) and 5 more peasants and 4 more Burpas an another 30 Zulus which I hope to get undercoated before 8am. That way I can be painting for the next few days without any prep time!

So until next time, take care have fun and plan some games.

24 comments:

  1. Another two splendid characters, nicely done Clint.

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    1. Thank you Michael. plenty MORE in the painting queue as I type this.

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  2. I like these two. Really like the tone of the blue you've used.

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    1. Thank you Roy. That blue is a foundry paint! As is the highlight, the top highlight is not a foundry colour though it is a mix of the precious foundry and a little white.

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  3. Two lovely figures done there Clint

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    1. Thank you Andy. With a little luck another blog post tomorrow. (Just to get back on schedule)

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  4. Really nice painting. They look just "right" which is very hard to achieve with any native types.

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    1. Thank you Solo. I will be the first to admit I have no IDEA what is actually right so just use some imagination and if by chance it comes out looking decent I am happy!

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  5. Very nice Burpas - love that blue :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. As mentioned in another comment the blue I a Foundry colour! It is quite powerful so I do not use it much!

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  6. Love the guy in Blue puts me in mind of Captain Nemo in League of extraordinary Gentlemen.

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    1. Thanks Adam I had not thought of that but now it is pointed out. yes it does!

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  7. Nicely done Clint, and bluey does look like an hoccifer to me too

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    1. Thank you Mr Nash. I should have a couple more by tomorrow. And at least 1 more by Saturday. The Saturday one is mounted on a horse and just need to do the skin tones and the metals on him and he will be done. Then some Peasants! It never stops!

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  8. Great looking characters!
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Michal. And Greetings to you. feel free to leave a comment at any time and on any post.

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  9. Yup. That bloke is definitely wearing some 'shoot-me now!' blue, and doubtless attracting even more attention by shouting at the top of his voice, whilst waving his scimitar about. Great models and great paint-jobs, Clint. You really do paint this genre very well indeed :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon. 3 more finished by tomorrow and another one on Saturday. And hopefully at least 7 more next week! (well that is the Plan!)

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  10. One day I hope to have a white straggly beard like that chap! Nice one Clint!

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    1. Thank you Ray. So you want to look like father Christmas? It is a good thing to have ambitions.

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  11. This sword brandished, and this blue, are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you for the very kind words Phil

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  12. seeing your 'officer type', reminds me that I need a beard trim too!
    Another great pair of figures, the Burpas, increasing in numbers, are surely just waiting gor a Mad Mullah?

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    1. Thanks Joe. No Mad mullah planed this batch, maybe next time. As for Beard trims yeah I need a shave as well.

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