Monday, 12 January 2015

From DaveD - Sudan - 19th Hussars (270 Points)

Right then Millsy - I see your orcs... and match them with my Hussars! These are Connoisseur Miniatures once more - although there are mix of Elite horses in there as well. The first squadron has had conversion work with arms cut off from the pose you can see in the other squadron and remade with solder along with having a curved flattened pin sabre making and soldered into place.

I had intended to have  two squadrons charging into the fray, but unfortunately my trusty old soldering iron "died" just as I was about to do the work on them. I am sourcing another one , but it will take a few practice attempts to get used to it's heat range before I set it to work on the next regiment.

24 Mounted plus conversion works





Here is a shot of both the regiments complete so far. 10th Hussars, and a few Mounted Infantry to complete for the main cavalry contingent.


and consulting my "spreadsheet" post it note tally - 173 Foot - (17 of which are Pulp). and 51 Mounted all of which are 28mm. - Phew...the lead pile is reducing nicely.. good job there is local show at the beginning of February I am going to need to top it up!

Mr Mills - your Camels have landed....

32 comments:

  1. All very 'Four Feathers' there Dave, very nice work indeed! Any of the Australian Contingent on their way, perchance?
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    Congrats on your new position at top o't'table!

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    1. I am sure there will be... It is one of the attractions in the variety of units to choose from.

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  2. I'm quite impressed with your use of a soldering iron and hammer to modify your models. I suppose like most skills it seems commonplace when you have it, but it's black magic to me.

    Seeing both of those regiments together is quite impressive. They look fantastic.

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    1. It's certainly an old school skill, but it can create very unique models, cheers

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  3. 'Choose you weapon, sir. Blades or Pistols?'

    'Ahem, I choose soldering irons...'

    Beautiful work Dave! I love that powder blue/grey uniform - lovely stuff.

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    1. Just need to make sure your near a power socket! And don't trip over the lead. I think I am about there with the blue/grey tunics! Cheers

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  4. You have put so much work into these groups with all the conversion work. And you are back at the top of the heap! Congratulations!

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  5. Great work Dave will see you at the show along with da boy

    Ian

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  6. Lovely! Are you doing the 10th aswell?

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  7. Sudan is another common topic this year...
    Great painting work!

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  8. Wonderful work Dave. Huzzah for hussars! :)

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    1. Thanks... Indeed , one more Hussar to do too..

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  9. Cracking stuff Dave. Shame the blue jackets are coming to an end it has been a delight to see them. And also nice to see England beating Australia at the siting down sports again. (JK Millsy)

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    1. Yep two more units then it's the Khaki stuff

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  10. If that isn't deserving of taking you into the lead I don't know what is. My orcs would eat em for breakfast though...

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    1. Would be interesting , two new painted units... Which one rubs away first...

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  11. This is lovely - great work. What figures did you use for Mounted Infantry?

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    1. The MI will be Connoisseur with some conversion work

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  12. They look wonderful! The jacket color is very well done. I like the effort to convert the 1st squadron as well...you can almost hear the equine thunder in that last pic! ;)
    Only 17 pulp!? Pshaw! You only need a few big game/adventurer/archeologist types, then maybe a couple mad scientist, rodents of unusual size, a zorty Zeppelin or plane, maybe a steampowered tank, then mix with your Sudan stuff and Presto! Pulp adventures! ;)

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    1. cheers

      oh yes Pulp - mission creep is very near!

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  13. Very gallant. Could be a scene from Omdurman. Nice.

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  14. Great stuff Dave! The use of a soldering iron for conversions is something I have heard about but never seen in the flesh. Fantastic results.

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