Tuesday, 9 December 2014

From DaveD - Return to the Desert Sands: 42nd Highlanders (190 Points)

The primary aim for this years challenge is the Imperial forces for the Sudan. With such an interesting mix of units there are plenty of interesting battalions and regiments to choose from. So first up it's a proper "grand manner" size unit of 36 foot (mind they can be up to 72 figures)  and a mounted commander. These are old school 28mm Connoisseur Miniatures sculpted by the late Peter Gilder and are among my very favourites to paint , even the tartan! They are quick and easy without too much fussy detail, and reward an old school wash and wipe using enamels for the base colours. Nice to get one of the tartan wearing units out of the way early. I have the Gordon's to complete too, but Perry miniatures for those so it will be interesting to compare them when they are done.





1 figure was completed pre challenge while working out a painting plan in advance

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Well I can't leave Clint and Phil to the fezzes.. So here is a British commander as well complete with Fez or is it a tarboosh... Nah it's a Fez..

Connoisseur British Officer,in Fez


Cavalry or infantry next..maybe both..maybe some camels...must be time for camels to make an appearance in the challenge soon. The paint desk is awash with khaki.

From Curt:

What a stonking unit of Jocks - and our first Points Bomb! Wonderful work Dave. They look excellent all massed in line, heading off to some hot, uncomfortable fate. If you can, update your entry with a couple close-ups as I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting to better see these Sons of Scotland in all their kilted glory. Also, I really like the officer sporting the fez - I'm sure he special ordered it at Harrods...  ;OP 

I look forward to the upcoming Gordons (or camels)!

43 comments:

  1. They do look great Dave! The Sudan is sure tempting to do.

    Christopher

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  2. I'll second Curt's request for a few close-ups. Gorgeous stuff Dave and about time too! Bring on the camels!

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  3. Nice points bombs. Can't say "very nice" - that's reserved for Roy's entries ;)

    At this rate, I think you might need to revise your target upwards from 2250 points :)

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    1. your "nice" is very nice... maybe... but only once the first 6 infantry units are done....

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  4. Curt - thanks - extra pics added

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  5. Stunning stuff Dave. Absolutely stunning. They'll look superb on the table. Great points salvo!!!

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  6. Feelings of my own inadequacy aside, it's a fantastic submission. I'm glad that you went back and added the close ups. They're really worth it.

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  7. Those are great models. I haven't seen them before. I like the paint job. It has a suitably grubby campaign look to it.

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    1. Thanks.. They are a big forgotten about now, but they do paint up nice.

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  8. Holy flying Fez's! That's a massive points hit in such a short time. Great looking bunch of dudes. cheers

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  9. I'm gobsmacked! These are fantastic, truly wonderful looking. And look at your point total. Slow down man, we've still 100 days left.

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    1. Thanks Anne.. I need to drop a lot in December to do some real life stuff due in Jan /Feb, si it will be busy.

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  10. Excellent performance and work with Quickshade

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    1. Ah , mostly just washes.. Used quick shade on the helmet for varnish protection

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  11. Well done Dave!
    great work on the tartans !
    the scenery is wonderful !
    a well deserved 190 points!!!

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  12. That's a lot of lovely looking points, did not take long for the camels to make an appearance

    Ian

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    1. Not yet... 48 of the beggars is gonna take a bit of time! Cheers Ian.

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  13. Well that sure was a big bunch of lead men! Great effort to snatch the first place!

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    1. Thanks.. Nice to get the nose in front!

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  14. Truly Excellent. Of course it's a Fez, not a tar brush! Having seen these I am a little embarrassed by the entry I am working on, This is what I should have been doing. Splendid ol' boy splendid.

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  15. Cheers Clint.. Hope it's more Soudan.

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  16. Top drawer stuff! I take my fez off to you sir.

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  17. They are fantastic, great colours!

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  18. These are fantastic, such an impressive unit and fine tartan.


    Great to see another tarboosh too

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  19. Now that's great stuff! You really must be a painting machine.

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  20. Now that's a pile of lead! Very nice.

    Also, at this rate, are we going to see a new Side Challenge appear involving fezzes?

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    1. indeed.. most fezes painted.. wins a fez!

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  21. Great work! I love the tartans, but that fez is Sweet! ;)

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  22. Love these figures a lot! And your painting of these gave me some inspiration when I want to paint my 1/72 Scots for this period! Thank you for that!

    Greetings
    Peter

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