Thursday, 17 March 2016

From ClintB - Betteshanger Support! (20 Points)


As the Betteshanger Colliery was short of support here is a VBCW machinegun and crew. Not sure where I got these figures from but I would guess Sloppy Jalopy. That should bring the Coal miners of Kent up to full strength on the table-top.


Tomorrow I will have the finished last few of the socialists. But for now that is just my addition to the Very British Civil War Colliery Platoon which has been painted in the Challenge. One last post tomorrow and that is me done. DO NOT expect a point bomb! As I am just finishing things off before I start something new.

This is a great addition to your VBCW collection, Clint. Your miners will be very pleased with the extra firepower I'm sure. I love the gunners' helmets with their yellow-lensed goggles and their civilian jackets. I also like how you've done the basework for this project, with the bands of impressionistic base-terrain colour - it gives a very cool effect.
Well done Clint, I look forward to presenting your final post in the next day or so.

35 comments:

  1. Killing machines like this really bring home what it could have been like in the alternate history - really nice job on these.

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    1. Thanks Jamie, I feel that is true of all wars throughout history. But sometimes it just clicks in ones head a bit more .

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. These were all going to be showcased at a local show (Sidcup) in a few weeks time but unfortunately that is no longer very likely.

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  3. Thank you Curt. I think I am drawing to an end on VBCW stuff so probably a LOT less next Challenge. (But no promises.)

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  4. Very fine work, Clint, and some much needed fire support for the workers!

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    1. Thank you Evan. It just gives another option for the Chain of Command rules I like to use for VBCW.

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  5. You know the rebellion is serious when they've got HMGs... nice work!

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    1. Thanks Barks. It is a good job this is only a medium machinegun then. As one would hate to be serious!

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  6. Great work as always mate.. lovely work here.. those miners are going to make their enemies pay big time with this addition!

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    1. Thanks Kyle, The only problem is I will most likely play the opposition!

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  7. This is a great collection of figures and I realy like their helments.

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    1. Thanks Adam. Once you get into the setting of VBCW it does become quite addictive as you can use your own local history in the games as well.

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    2. I imagine that would be true... if one lives in the UK.

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    3. I am not sure where you hail from Adam, but I think England in turmoil (in this period) would impact on the whole world. At least a lot more then than now.

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    4. I live in the USA, The City of Lowell north and a little west of Boston and I would not disagree with that assesment.

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  8. Cracking heavy coal machine gun sir!

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    1. Thank you Sir. Coal powered Machineguns sound so very steam punk.

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  9. Nicely done Clint. This whole VBCW thing is a little alien to me, but when I read that coal workers have machineguns now, it is definitely interesting! Excellent painting work, and I particularly like the basing.

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    1. Thank you Greg, I did take me a while to get into VBCW but Now I am immersed! Well over my head in the idea!

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  10. This is a great addition to your VBCW Clint. I'm getting to the point where I can recognize your work just by the basing style.

    Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Anne. I think that is probably a good thing, but I am not sure. But it is something for me to think about.

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    2. In that case many thanks

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  11. Just the ticket to keep the enemies of Betteshanger Colliery at bay!

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    1. Thank you Michael. ASs I know my friends want to control the Betteshanger coal miners I suspect that will be used to keep me away!

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  12. Great MG crew Clint. I love the miner's lamps - does that give them a bonus for firing at night?

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    1. Thank you Peter. Any benefit they would gain would be mitigated when they are shot at as the lights would no doubt act as bullet magnets.

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  13. well done Clint! the revolution is not finished!;-)

    no pasaran!

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    1. Thank you Jester. The revolution continues. Socialists up soon after that who knows maybe the Free Cornish Alliance! ( Probably not the Free Cornish Alliance though!)

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    1. Thank you Dave, I plan to have nearly as many as you have cowboys!

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  15. You've done them up very well Clint great stuff!

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  16. Really nice work on the gun crew, Clint!
    I do like the miner helmets on them. I also like the contrast of the Web gear over the civilian attire as well! ;)

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