Monday, 22 December 2014

ClintB: 28mm Mahdi Cavalry (100 Points)

Yes this is entry 2 for today. I just might get one more done. Here we have 10 28mm Perry Miniatures Cavalry for the forces of the expected one! I hope to have a couple more of these done for the bonus round but if not next week.


Even the Mahdi needs cavalry to fight the Egyptians and here are the first batch of 10. As you would hope from Perry miniatures they are all very different and packed full of character. Indeed you could make a backstory for each one if you chose.

So closer up we start with some leaders.


While I do not see these as war leaders but they could easily be religious leaders. In fact the one on the right is not even armed while the one on the left carries a sword but perhaps that's more a badge of rank.

The 4 Regular Cavalry.


They are all armed, come with rifles and some with swords and a couple have both! Some have the recognisable patches as they were sculpted on while others do not. Most of these cavalry are also armed with 3-5 Javelins including the ones with guns. After-all there is no such thing as too many weapons!

Another 4 more Cavalry.


Hopefully you can see these are another separate 4 horseman. Again they have a variety of weapons, both swords and guns but with no Patches this time. I have kept the bases very simple just desert with a tuft or two on the cavalry slotta base.

Right that's entry 2 so now just have to finish entry 3 within the next 18 hours or they will go in the following week!

From Curt:Whoa, beautiful work Clint! I like the mottled pattern you did on the side of the bases and the backdrop you've used for your photos is brilliant. I really look forward to seeing this project develop further over the next few months. Bring on the Mahdi hordes!

29 comments:

  1. Grand stuff Clnt... Bring em on..

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    1. I just can't keep up your pace you will FAR out pace me. Thanks Dave.

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  2. Not a camel in sight. Are you feeling well Clint?

    Lovely work again mate :)

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    1. I have no camels to paint as yet, at least until the new year. And then there will only be a few. Thanks Tams.

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  3. Beautiful work! Love this period, and these figures!

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    1. Cheers Greg I am humbled by your comment.

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  4. Wot no camels? Wonderful brushwork Clint! Thanks for making me want to buy more Mahdist cavalry. Between you and Dave this is killing me! :-)

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    1. That was the Plan me and Dave had a secret meeting and decided that we needed to make you part with lots of money.
      Thanks Millsey.

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    1. Thank you Samuli. Only a couple more to do for the weekend.

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  6. These are lovely, such great output for this year

    Ian

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    1. I am trying mate I am trying. Thanks Ian.

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  7. They are very cool. I think Clint should get extra points for flying to Egypt and back to get these pictures. :)

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    1. Thanks Michael. Just think of all my airmiles I have to use up!

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  8. Clint, they are really great, definitely the best of the day. The way you do those bases is quite clever.

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    1. The sides of the bases are just the colours you would dry brush the base dragged down the side before drybrashing. Thanks Baconfat.

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  9. I really liked the leaders. Very interesting.

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    1. Two more leader types to come. Thanks Sean.

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  10. Nice choice of colours. Very deserty.

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  11. Great looking figures Clint, very very nice indeed!

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    1. Thank you Ray, they are for Matt.

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  12. Nice work,Clint, you workhorse!- see what I did there! ;)
    With all the desert work coming out, I feel an urge to watch the Wind and the Lion. Sean Connery isn't a great Barbary Coast warrior- accent- but he does show off the dash and flair of one quite well! ;)

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    1. Couple of days off I think. Thank you david.

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