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There were times when I never thought I was going to get these chaps posted....but there you go, that's life! I started these on the first week of the Challenge, and - oh look, its February! About time for my first entry - sorry, that's very embarrassing to admit! I feel I should offer everyone an apology for coming to the party late!
My way of trying to make up for being late, here's 8 French trench raiders, converted from the standard Brigade Games and First Corps figures with the addition of the new heads, and then, a couple of French 75mm artillery pieces which I enthusiastically prepared way back in 2013 (for an earlier Challenge).
When I finally got sorted painting, I found that they were as much fun to do as the rest of the French have been. I also had fun messing around with the fallen leaves on the bases.
And, painted over this weekend, here's the first figure of the Tirailleurs Senegalais troops for my Force Noire project. A bit of a test-figure (hence him being prone as a "wounds" or "shock" marker), I've struggled a bit with the skin tone. Hopefully I'll get it right eventually. There are another 80 of the chaps to do, so I should get plenty of practice!
From Curt: The only way I could possibly forgive you Sidney is if you gave these figures to me. No, seriously, I'd be offended with anything less. ;P
It's wonderful to have you join us Mr. Roundwood - welcome aboard!! (I thought I'd pop you ahead of the cue in respect of your long absence from your friends.) Your debut entry is an absolute scorcher. These are beautiful figures Sidney. I love the whole autumnal theme and your conversions of the Poilu are excellent. (Would it be possible to get some close-ups added in the next few days?) Are those the Scarab 75s? If they are I bow even lower as I found mine to be absolute swine to assemble, but yours look fabulous. Also, I think your skin-tone for the Senegalais Tirailleur is marvelous - please share the recipe with us if you can.
Again, a stonking debut and welcome to the fun! I look forward to other 80 Poilu in the coming weeks.
And speaking of stonking. I must tell you Sidney, in the kindest possible terms, that I have completely obliterated you in our 750 point duel. My Second will be in contact regarding the terms of honour... :)