Sunday, 7 December 2014

Clint:( AKA Paint Monkey) Egyptians Circa 1882 (124 points)

Well I feel a little slow at posting this year. But today I have 24 Egyptians by Perry miniatures. I started at 6am the day of the challenge and finished them by Sunday 6am. (Then had to wait for decent light to photograph them.


We have 2 officers in their distinctly darker uniforms, 2 standard bearers and two musicians (Both Drummer and Bugler). There was nearly 3 officers and 1 standard bearer as I painted the flag carrier on the right as on officer and had to repaint him. Opps. Oh well it happens sometimes.


In addition we have 9 troops firing or at least aiming.


And 9 rankers loading. There is some variation in the figures but not very much as can be seen on the arm placements of the right hand on the loaders. I have tried to do a group shot but due to the darkness and poor depth of field I can only apologize for how it's come out.


But at least it should indicate them all together. In Reality the uniforms were very simple with little or no embellishments on collars and cuffs, just a white uniform with metal buttons and a red fez. You just don't get much simpler. As they are for the desert I have even kept the bases simple with a few tufts on random bases and nothing else. Overall I am quite happy with how these simple paint jobs have come out even if ANNE did beat me to publishing. But that should be 120 points and I am off the blocks lumbering if not sprinting!


From Curt:Beautiful (and blisteringly fast!) work Clint. I love the off-white you've achieved on their uniforms and, really, who can go wrong with a good tasseled fez! 

I'm also going to award you a few extra points for the standards as, while fiddly, they always go a long way in finishing a unit. Great work and a great start!

45 comments:

  1. Great stuff Clint. Nice to see an early Sudan outing. I may have a "few" of these in the wings too.. ;-)

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    1. Just one or two Dave?

      I'm about to fire off an Egyptian unit too. Sudan is popular!

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    2. Well no time like the present slap some paint on them and get then in the challenge.

      Thanks Dave.
      Thanks Phil

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  2. Now there's an impressive sight!

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    1. Thank you Michael your words have lifted me.

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  3. Fez-tastic! A cracking start Clint.

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    1. Thanks Millsey. A good start but a little rest today.

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    1. Thanks Ray I call myself Paint monkey because of the mess I make.

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    2. And there was me thinking it was coz your chimp like face?

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    3. Well that as swell and the gibbon arms.

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  5. Excellent work - 28mm Sudan miniatures have been tempting me for a few years now

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    1. Thank you Miles. The wonderful thing about blogging is that I get tempted to start new things very often.

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  6. You can't go wrong with the Perrys - some of the best Sudan War figures out there, and you've certainly done them justice. Well done!

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    1. Cheers Evan, Gotto agree Perry's do excellent sculpts.

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  7. Well done Clint. Like Miles said the Sudan has been tempting me for years.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher. "I can resist anything except temptation".

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  8. White - one of the most difficult colors to paint. You it is generally successful.

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    1. Cheers Alex. You are right I do find white tricky to paint well.

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  9. That's some fast painting! Nice work!

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    1. Thank you Samuli. I think I can go faster. I may try later in the challenge.

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  10. Very nice work Clint and congrats on taking the lead early on :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. Only time I will be leading the race, that's for sure.

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  11. Good to see you on the way nice first shot

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian. Let's hope it's not a flash in the pan.

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  12. Very nice work, Clint. You are now leading us!

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    1. Thank you Juan. Not leading for very long at all I suspect.

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  13. Excellent work! The white came fantastic.

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    1. Cheers Moiterei. I do find white tricky to paint so I am glad you approve.

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  14. I'll say it since no one else has - fezzes are cool.
    So are your figures, Clint, lovely work. And you even flew over to Egypt to get a shot with the pyramids in the background, now that's dedication.
    Bravo.

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    1. Thank you Michael. Sorry these are the pyramids of the black pharoes (in the Sudan). But an easy mistake to make. Yeah it is surprising how much painting you can do on the plane.

      And yes Fez's are cool. Dr Who thinks so and that's good enough for me.

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  15. Impressive work Paint Monkey! You painted them fast and you painted them well. That white is splendid.

    Congratulations on that big point haul!!!!

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    1. Thanks Anne. I am currently painting a bombshell miniature. Hope to finish it before too long. But Light has gone and I need to do some real life things so It will have to wait until the morrow. The skin tone will be the hardest part and to get I to look as good you would, obviously.

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  16. Well done Clint. Superb looking miniatures at a fantastic rate. Truly you must be one happy Paint Monkey :-)

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    1. Thanks Blax it has been a very slow day for me today, but just started painting a single anti-hero figure and it's looking OK. Expect it to be seen soon.

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  17. Lovely work Clint though they need a Camel lurking in the background :D

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    1. LOL I did say NO CAMELS this year. But that has changed. There may be some now.
      Thanks Loki.

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  18. Very good start for the challenge. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Thanks Monty. I have been slow off the marks since this entry. Only painted a single figure.

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  19. They look great, Clint. I really like the banners!

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  20. white cloth is hard to paint and you did it very well.

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  21. I love how you've painted those uniforms! Nicely painted and the flags look the business, too.

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  22. I'll just echo everyone else and say you really whipped that white into shape. So tricky to pull off, but it looks great here. And hooray for fezzes!

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  23. All looks perfect to me! White uniforms, flags, great work Clint!

    Greetings
    Peter

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