Thursday, 29 September 2016

Sikh Medical and machine gun teams (and PBB game news)

 Yes some more 28mm figures for Matt. Something to fight the Burpas!

In the top two pics I have no idea of the manufacture (neither dos Matt) as they were purchased from eBay as bare metal. The sculpts were not so very good, And the figures seem quite tall. So If you know who makes them let me know as they seem to do some interesting stuff and we all need troops moving wounded figures and carrying stretchers.

they have been painted to fit in with some other troops of his that I painted a few years ago. So while the colours might match the figures really do not. As most of the rest of his Sikh troops are Foundry. And I find Foundry just that little bit small (25 as opposed to 28mm).

Talking of foundry the figures in the last 2 pics are foundry (or so I believe) but maybe with a head swap on the Machinegun team.  Again painted to colour match his existing figures. But the rocks and ground work should be a little pinker (I painted the wrong base colour) if it was to be a perect match. But unless you place them next to each other you will not notice, and even if you do, rocks are natural so some variety will exist.

Along with the machine gun team (now in pointy Turbans) there are 2 buglers. And these should round out Matts forces quite nicely (at least until Sunday when I see him next!)

Change of Subject!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Saturday I plan to ask for players in another Play by blog game. I could not put a play by blog game on last year and did so miss it. I am not going to make excuses it is just that real life got in the way. All my fault and until I get a more economical time machine not a lot I can do about it!
So the planned game is a geopolitical game set in the 1930's . No exact date or place given as I know some of you are fierce history buffs and that may affect play.
I have already contacted some players and all responses have so far been positive and places are filling up. In this game you will be the leader of a faction in the now fragmented "Klintanistan." (a Kingdom which has lost its leader). So that is just a heads up and an acknowledgement of Saturdays (Weekend) post.

Thanks for looking today. All the best Clint. Ex President for life of Klintanistan.



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    1. Thank you Fran. I am slowing down on the painting this week.

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  2. I think that is the only modelled ammo belt, being used with a machine gun, to actually look realistic that I've seen. Most sculpts have a rigidly diagonal belt of ammo floating in space between the gun and loader, but certainly not this one. Nice one Foundry.

    Very nicely done Clint.

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    1. Thank you Roy. You are correct, it is the little details on sculpts that make them look good. Well spotted on the belt feed.

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  3. Cracking job Clint on what look like difficult sculpts to work with. Good luck on the PBB, it would be something that I would like to have got involved in, but there is little let up at work and with Zomtober about to start I don't want to commit to something and then let people down.

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    1. Thank you Michael. With regard to the PBB game I suspect about 10 minutes a week imput from each player. More if you want to sort out sneaky plans with another player... yeah I see what you mean it might take a bit of time/effort to co-ordinate among players! I hope to have a reserve list of players who can take over if/when a player ruins their own economy and there is a coup or revolt! (May never happen, but potentially could happen in the 2nd turn.... just like you can loose a game of chess in 2 turns. It can happen but when do you ever see it!

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    1. Thanks Phil. I may well email you about the up coming PBB game.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. I suspect there might be more to come. (I will find out on Sunday!)

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  6. Nice troops......interesting choice of bases ! They have to lug some big rocks about with them ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Thank you Matt. Yes it is part of their fitness training to carry rocks as large as themselves every where they go!

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    1. Thank you Simon. I am painting some 20mm figures that I do not like at the moment.... But I want them for a game.

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  8. Nice Sikhs! I'm interested in PBB if you are looking for players still Clint

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    1. Thank you Andy. I will now consider you a player in the back of beyond game. Places are running out but I can still squeeze a few more in and others in reserve!

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  9. Despite your concerns Ref mini sizes I think you've painted these all very well indeed Clint. The HMG Team is rather eye-catching but I think my face is the bugler. Great stuff all-round though.

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    1. Thank you Simon. Glad you like the Buglar. I like the stained stretch... not the bearers But the actual stretcher.

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  10. More good looking work, the blood on the stretcher looks good

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian. I have worked in hospitals and seen some bloody things. I was pleased with just how real it looks.

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  11. I can only agree, they look great!

    Perhaps the models on top photos are privately cast, given they look like something someone made at home?
    Either way, they seem to paint up just fine and from a table top distance, they probably end up looking the best as they got stretchers!

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    1. Thank you Mathyoo. No one seems to know who did make those figures so perhaps you are right. Either way they are done now and I will not be looking to paint them again.

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  12. I did wonder when the opposition for the Burpas would be beefed up and now we know
    Good looking group, as always

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    1. Thank you Joe I will need to repaint the faces and hands as they are not dark enough.

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