Tuesday, 29 March 2016

From DaveD Challenge Round up

Well , it's all done for another year. Not as productive as initially hoped, but I did get above the minimum targets I had set myself.



Mostly units for the Sudan

 The main unit I wanted to nail was the Camel Corps, which was 36 mounted, 36 dismounted, 12 camels at rest, and 12 dismounted skirmishers. It was a big unit so took a while. Also completed the 10th Hussars and the Eyptian Lancers. I have no more imperial mounted in the lead pile. Result.

I also managed a number of vignette pieces, such as the signallers, the medical section ,Sapper Corporal Millsy and Major Docherty, and the war correspondents. 

The final entry was the Balloon Detatchment, which was an enjoyable model making challenge.

The Mahdi himself put in an appearance along with a few top up foot troops. - takes me to just over 900 foot now

I also completed two 54mm Cowboys to provide some distraction from dusty stuff, and a few 28mm miners, plus the Curtgeld.

While it was a slow start overall , it ended reasonably well. I also enjoyed my Wednesday minion duties helping out Curt with the admin work. 

I am moving on to other terrain work for the Sudan and various other game aid items . The first dust up is booked in for April the 16th. 

Some mad overlord requested a picture. The Hawaain shirt was due to the fact this is my recent 5-0 birthday , so we made theme of it..

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35 comments:

  1. A cool season for you, you were a great minion. Oh and that shirt is horrible

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  2. Great stuff Dave, I always enjoy your posts immensely! I cannot wait to see you here next year!

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    1. Thanks Sander, yep plenty left for next year yet

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  3. Well done Dave from start to finish. I have really enjoying watching both the quality and quantity of your output.

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    1. Thanks Peter, still more left for next year I think

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  4. Love the camel corps but think how cool they'd be if the were all painted wearing Hawaiian shirts?

    Happy 50!
    Mahalo!

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  5. Great smile, but that shirt is turned up to '11', it's sooo loud. :p

    Lovely work Dave! Your observation balloon is my favourite amongst a host of awesome figures. Well done my man!

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    1. Ha ha... Oh yes all the way to 11

      Cheers. It was a fun one

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  6. Really a nice job, really like the Sudan stuff.

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  7. I think you might have gone a bit overboard with the colour palette on that last one, Dave - do those colours actually exist in nature?
    ; )
    Brilliant work as ever, and I feel very pleased at having being immortalised as one half of a comedy duo of prospectors (diggers, indeed!) with Corporal Millsy! We'll see round the blogs!

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    1. Cheers Ev..

      They do in a certain shirt shop in Waikiki!

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  8. Great Challenge Dave. And I think the shirt is top-shelf! Just tune out the haters... :)

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  9. Very nicely done Dave and I really enjoy the Sudan aspect! No doubt that shirt will grab attention regardless of opinions.

    Christopher

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  10. Grand work on the Sudan this year, Dave...surely you aren't finished with them yet! ;)
    Nice Hawaiian shirt and congrats on the big five O ! Besides uniforms and a lonely white shirt and tie, all my dress-up clothes are Hawaiian shirts. My wife allegedly hates them but has gotten me most of them and does mention how stain absorbing they are! ;)

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    1. cheers David..

      oh yes always good to hide a stain

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  11. Brilliant stuff Dave, that hot air balloon was one of my favourite things in the whole challenge. Perhaps if the British had worn shirts more like your Hawaiian one in the Sudan they'd have intimidated the Mahdi into submission?

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    1. its a good job thing were mainly black and white then

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  12. Oh your shirt Dave. I'd forgotten about your shirts...

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  13. Ah, Mr Sudan himself! Stunning output again. As always a pleasure to see the Mahdi mustering his forces.

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  14. Great work all around Dave! Your Sudan project has been a joy to follow throughout the years!

    And I'll have to second most previous opinions. That shirt is almost criminal. I've always wondered where you can even buy items like these. Never seen one in a store in my life :)

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  15. Painting was great, but that shirt is fantastic!

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