Thursday, 22 December 2016

From DaveD: Hello Sailor... the last of the Naval Brigade. (120 points)

The brushes are up are and running and nicely warm. Here we have the final installment of the Naval Brigade for the Sudan collection. A further 24 matelots "at the ready" to flesh out the the existing company of 18, plus  various gunners. 

28mm  Perry Miniatures


And here is the full Naval Brigade accumulated over the last few years - various unreliable machine guns, crew and limbers, close-order and skirmish companies.


The latest batch have soft caps, rather than the more interesting sennet hats that some of them have.

When I take the the Sudan game out of the show circuit it is run as a participation game and part of this is providing some head wear for the participants - Pith helmets, fezzes - ok Tarbooshes really. So I recently commissioned a bespoke original pattern straw Sennet (boater type) hat from Philip Wrights, a traditional old milliners in Luton in the UK - the home  of hats. They have recently been making them for the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth so that was good enough for me..

Like my hat?

Well now things are motoring I feel the need for a proper point bombe..I shall see you the other side of Xmas and the airbrush...

In the words of "Slade" Merry Christmas Everyone

 

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That is a lovely 'boater' Dave! Though, in that picture, you look like a somewhat crazed Victorian schoolboy who's just eaten his parents. But that just might just be my imagination running wild. :)

Marvelous matelots mate! 

I think that 'at the ready' pose works particularly well in this period. I love that last shot of the entire brigade arrayed for battle.  They look as if they are just about to repel a charge from a keening horde Mahdists. Terrific stuff.

120 well-earned points for Mr. D's roster.

Merry Christmas to you Dave!

49 comments:

  1. What wonderful figures and your sense of haberdashery fashion is really unrivaled. I look forward to chatting on the web soon

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  2. Who does not like a great looking naval brigade top work and if this is not your paint bomb I worry for the rest of use.

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    1. Thanks James... Aah it's only really a little entry!

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  3. Great stuff Dave. I'm always impressed by both the quality and quantity of your output. Great hat too - I want one!
    Merry Christmas
    Peter

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    1. Thanks Peter. The manufacturer of the hat did offer a 50% discount if I bought 20... I should have done that as a number of people have said they want one

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  4. Right Dave, enough Naval gazing and on to the proper business of the Challenge; more camels!

    It's what the punters want!

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    1. I second the need for more camels! Christmas Camels with tinsel and flashing lights!

      It is what the public want!

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    2. Yes it will soon be time for camels!

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  5. Cracking entry Dave, the points are going to roll

    Ian

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  6. I can only echo all the others. A terrific British landing party. Khartoum may yet be relieved.

    As for the Hat I am just hoping it does not say "Kiss me Quick!"

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    1. Cheers Clint..

      Well of course I could make it say that!

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  7. Great work Dave, I've not even got the brush out, let alone dip it in anything??

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  8. Fantastic painting work, impressive unit.

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  9. Nice work on the Tars mate :)

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  10. Great job. They appear united squad and look great in the brigade. My sincere congratulations to the undoubted success!

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  11. Nicely done sir, they look excellent.

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  12. Well, you've certainly started as you mean to go on!

    Have a good Christmas, with or without paints.

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    1. Thanks Edwin .. no paints till next week I think

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  13. A fantastic job turning out so many high quality figures in such a short span, well done. The blue on the tunics is especially well done. Bravo.

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    1. Cheers.. the blue is the Andrea colour set .. it does work really well

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  14. Nicely done, Dave! We may have to dock a few points for lack of camels...but the Headwear is worth a few additional pips. I suppose it could be considered a worthy substitution for camels. ;)

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  15. Great work Dave - well done.

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  16. What a marvellous Brigade - bravo!

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  17. Those are great looking models and you've painted them a treat. Very nice. The entire brigade is quite impressive.

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  18. Cracking start Dave and what an impassive sight they all make.

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  19. Wonderful work mate. I still think you need more sennet hats though!

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  20. Great stuff them Sailors Dave!

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  21. Lovely stuff, they look dead impressive all ranked up!

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  22. Well done! That's some striking piece of painting here.

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  23. Very nice; great looking unit!

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  24. Hats off to you! They look ready for action.

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