Wednesday, 23 December 2015

From JohnM - The Inscrutable Tong & Minions (45 Points)



For my first submission to this year's Painting Challenge I decided to go with the leftovers from last year's Challenge. I had 12 figures primed that I never got around to painting. These are the first nine. They are of course from West Wind Productions Empire of the Dead line and are their Chinese Tong boxset with the Inscrutable Tong.


What is somewhat strange to me is that even though I clearly devote a couple of hours a day to wargaming, these are the first 28mm figures I have painted since last year's Challenge! It is amazing to me that my hobby time has so shifted from painting to wargaming and terrain planning. I do like painting but enjoy wargaming much more so it is all good.


 


The figures are very nice, but my painting is a little rough but at 12" they look OK. This set joins the Nemesis Criminals and the London Bobbies sets I have already painted from this line. I am not sure if I will ever get to play Empire of The Dead. There are at least a couple of people in my club who seem to regularly play In Her Majesty's Name which is quite similar.






Ah, it's good to have another one of the Challenge's Grognards back in the stirrups - welcome back John and welcome back to painting figures!


These figures have such great character and would be fabulous for many Pulp scenarios and, really, who can resist a character named 'The Inscrutable Tong'? Now you need a Chinese Junk or perhaps a Warlord's armoured train for them to inhabit.

The Inscrutable Tong and his Gang will give John 45 points. Well done!



19 comments:

  1. Hi YA! Awesome. Nice looking group. I just watched IP MAN movie. Very Kung Fu. Great work. cheers

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  2. Really great gang. Although it's a bummer you can't play the game you bought them for it does seem they would work well in any number of skirmish games.

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  3. What wonderful sculpts. I can see myself picking these up at some point. Cracking paint job too John...

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  4. Always good to clear the previous year's backlog :)

    Nice work John :)

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  5. Nice. subtle brushwork on these John. Well done!

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  6. Good job, they look a good set of figures I shall have to pick up a set

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  7. Nice paint job! I find the westwind figures can be a bit up and down but these are nice ones.

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  8. There is something exciting and wonderful about these.

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  9. Really nice painting work. Really interesting figures.

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  10. Real good first entry and it's great that you are mopping up last years prepped figures

    Ian

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  11. Very nice! I'll bet these guys look the business on the table.

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  12. Great brushwork, I like the weapon mixture too. Really nice aculpts!

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  13. Very nice. I hope these do see some action on the gaming table.

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