Monday, 5 January 2015

From DaveD. - Egyptians, Civilians and the Eraser (220 Points)

Having completed the first of the Imperial relief forces, it was time to move on to some of the defenders and inhabitants of Khartoum. I think these are nearly all Connoisseur, although a few civilians may be other manufacturers - all 28mm.

First up, Egyptian gunners. The guns were already completed. They are a very basic figure , but seem to do the job.



Next, the men of the 5th Egyptian Regt - the officers in blue were sourced as part of some ready painted stuff I bought , and I was happy they needed no work , so just the 22 lads in white to count.




Followed by the start of the citizens, 8 in various poses, plus the goat-herd and 3 goats - who knows what rumours he may have for the Imperial relief forces eh?





So having suffered defeat at Millsy's hands in our race to 1250 points , and having to endure MCH... ones mind can only take so much... so I had to resort to :-


Double or quits matey, see you at 2500.

So here are the pictures of my paint space..

 Main work desk

 Preparation and photography area

Overflow corner

From Curt:This is a Feztacular entry Dave! The artillery and the 5th Egyptians are wonderful in their weatherbeaten linens and fez hats (what is the plural of fez? Fezzes? Fezzi?). Don't say a word, Phil, with your crazy Tarbooshes... 
I like the shot of your painting area Dave. (I always zoom-in on these pictures so I can get my nose close to the screen to see how everything's set up and what project is on the table. It's sad really.)  Also, I can completely appreciate your 'Overflow Corner' Dave. For our family it's simply called 'Shed A' (no, really).
And amidst the aftermath of their first 1250 pt duel, another gauntlet is thrown! I love the 'Millsgone Mind-Bleach' perhaps to be followed by the 'Mills-B-Gone Sanitary Wipes'?  
So, we have a 2500 point duel folks!  We will be witnesses to a Battle Royale right up to the last weeks of the Challenge. Great stuff lads! Now, do carry on...


35 comments:

  1. Beautiful stuff, as usual.

    Are the civilians also Connoisseur?

    A battle royale! We mere mortals will adjourn to the sidelines and watch the fray.

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    1. Cheers... Yes I think they mostly are, there may be a Brittania one or two in there as well

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  2. Great stuff Dave, totally feztastic! Cheers, PD

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  3. Nice work with the Egyptian Army there, Dave; fezzes are cool!

    Now the contest begins in earnest - 2500 points the next target! Who will emerge victorious?

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  4. This is some good craic Dave! Now let's see what Millsy has to say :0)

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  5. Very nice work! I finally caved and had to buy some Sudan figures and perhaps will have some up sometime in the challenge.

    Christopher

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  6. Cracking stuff Dave. I think I've already run out of descriptive adjectives to describe your superb turnout and paint-jobs. So I'll start again... Great stuff Dave :-)

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  7. So much white! Seems it isn't just your mind you've been bleaching Mr Docherty. Seriously mate, these are right up there for my favourite of all the colonial stuff you've done. There's just something so appealing about the stark simplicity of the colours.

    Regards the sanitary products Curt, he won't be needing them to wipe my @rse as I fully intend he'll be puckering up and kissing it instead as I beat him to the 2500 mark :-)

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    1. Now, them's paintin' words!

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    2. ha ha.. Cheers Mr M... They did come out well.

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    3. Any more to come? I think I can see Hussars on your prep table...

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  8. Great work again Dave,

    Ian

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  9. Lovely work on these guys! The white of their clothes looks just like it should do in their environment.

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    1. Thanks... Just a bit over Umber wash , and then highlight up with an off white, and very top with pure white...worked well , and pleased with the result

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  10. Great painting work, really clean. Fantastic those civilians, and your painting cave is very good!

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    1. a good environment does aid production! cheers Juan

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  11. Firstly is the Millsgone Mind bleach commercially available? If so where?

    Very nice Egyptians the pace you can paint at is frightening. I am in awe!

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    1. cheers Clint... there will undoubtly be a market for it..

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  12. Nice Egyptians, Dave! Sweet fezes- should get an extra point per fez painted! ;)

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  13. Goats AND Fezzes? I say give the man double points for that entry! Love the civilians especially, and love the fighting spirit. Battle on, Dave.

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  14. Great work! Fezzes forever! And nice Tombstone poster to boot. :)

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