A figure painted yesterday afternoon. May I present Gordon Pasha (AKA Chinese Gordon, Gordon of Khartoum) or his less well known name Major General Charles George Gordon. ( LINK TO WIKI ).
Clearly a hero of the Victorian age, but most well known for his failed defence of Khartoum against the Mahdi.
I am sure we all remember the film but there is also a statue locally of him riding a camel. No You cannot see it as it inside an army barracks but trust me it is there.
Additionally you may recall seeing this famous painting which is probably the most famous painting by George W. Joy. And serves very well as a tribute to the Victorian Hero.
The figure is 28mm by Perry Miniatures (As Matt so kindly reminded me). And all the colours have been taken from the painting to the right. Clearly the artist was not present at the battle so perhaps the ending was not quite like this. Then again if you read Major General Gordon heroic exploits in the Crimean war perhaps it was.
Either way he is a hero without doubt and served well in the Sudan where he ended slavery.
Matt was due to collect him today but due to illness has had to postpone until later in the week or maybe this time next week.
Either way the figure was a joy to paint and I am sure he will be appreciated when Matt does collect him.