Thursday, 3 November 2016

Hallo Sailor.

I was trying to post these up yesterday but unfortunately drying time beat me so I finished them about 5 am this morning. (Yes I know it was too dark to paint properly, but I was just finishing the bases). Again these are painted for Matt as part of his colonial collection. I have painted some British landing party before and these are painted and based to match.  No Big surprises about the colours I am sure.

There was a close u picture but sorry too dark today. So here is one with the flash and one without. I am confident you can tell the difference.

I do not know the make of the figures, but they are well cast and sculpted and just fractionally better than Copplestone (in my opinion). 7 In all and now ready to battle her majesties enemies.

All the best and I will post again very soon.

36 comments:

  1. Nice.........if you do find out whose they are let me know 😀

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    1. Thanks Matt. I am sure I will get told by someone.

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    2. Matt Crump & Clint: Figures appear to be Perry Miniatures, Sudan (metal) Range - British Naval Landing Party. Sgt is from the command pack, and the other chaps are 'at the ready'.

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    3. Thanks Roy. You are not the first to say Perys. So I have to take it that is what they are.

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  2. Nice one. Though I reckon the chap with the whistle really does need a sheep dog to complete the set ... How else does he expect to herd those camels! :))

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    1. Thanks Roy. As it happens I do have a sheep dog (in scale) that I once bought from Stu. Maybe I should do one as you suggest.

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    1. Thanks David. Working on Sikh infantry next

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. Makes you want to play a horn pipe doesn't it!

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  5. 5am??? I thought only I was up then (not painting though) these look good

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian. Yes 5am and painting. Like many people I do have trouble sleeping. And if you are up at that time at least best to be productive.

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    1. Thank you martin. As mentioned above Sikhs next.

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  7. Cracking stuff Clint. Those sculpts do indeed look rather nice. What colour blue did you use perchance?

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    1. Thank you Blax. The colours were . Starting with Black undercoat. Coat d'arms "Deadly nightshade, (164). Then a mix of Deadly nightshade and games workshop "Enchanted blue" and finally "Enchanted Blue". I hope that helps.

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  8. Very nice work as always Clint. Good use of your 5am time.... ;-)

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    1. Thank you Gobo. Too dark at 5am to do much, but I can base ok at that time.

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  9. When I first got interested in Colonials it was a photo of a Naval Landing party (In a Featherstone book iirc) and these do little to deminish my interest.
    These look 'jolly good' Clint and do I foresee more of these with reinforcements, cannon and gatlings ?

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    1. Thanks Joe. As they are Matts figures and as I know Matt likes artillery I feel some kind of large gun will take the field with them.

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  10. Very nicely painted figures. You can see more of them in the flash-lit photo but the darker one is more atmospheric so both are good.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. Clearly so early in the morning is not the best time to take photos.

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  11. Good work on the hearts of oak!

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    1. Thank you Fran. Some more Native foot soon. But first maybe a little JD.

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  12. Cracking job Clint, and I admire the dedication of finishing them at 5 am!

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    1. Thank you Michael. Not every night is 8 hours and something to do Is good for the mind/soul.

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  13. Nice Jolly Jack Tars - ready to have at the enemy to earn their ration of grog!

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    1. Thank you Paul. I am sure every man will do his duty.

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  14. Very nice mate! Have to disagree about the casts vs Copplestone though. Those are beautiful AND they are in sennet hats!

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    1. Thank you Millsy. Everyone is allowed to like different sculpts. Having painted about 20 Copplestone sailors in the past I personally find these to be slightly better. Nothing wrong with the copplestone figures at all, but personally I prefer these.

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    1. Thanks Phil. I think that may have finished the naval landing party At least for a while).

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    2. These are vey attractive... inspires me to want to dig out my (still unpainted) Seabattalion and spruce them all up.

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    3. Thanks Stephen I get very inspired by others blog posts. It usually sends me spinning of at a tangent as I want to start a new project or paint a new thing. My advice is stick with what you are doing as you may well be inspiring someone else.

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