Saturday, 24 December 2016

From MartinC: At last, I've started (75 points)

I had such grand plans for a nice early points bomb, but I've had a streaming cold for the last 3 days and kept sneezing on the figures. Much better now, it was only a cold. I have managed to finish these 15 figures.

The are Perry Plastic Colonial British and are fantastic figures that were sent to me as a secret Santa present, organised by Ian and Cath .  I opened it in error (I was slightly drunk - OK quite drunk) so I made them once I'd sobered up and the plan was to paint them all by Christmas. I'll have to make do with 15 for now.







I changed my painting style a little. Normally I start with flesh and work out but this time I painted the uniforms and then added a shade wash and then dry brushed the highlights before painting the rest. This has worked OK but needed a slightly darker shade. 

Good to have started before Christmas. Happy Christmas one and all.

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Martin, you sound a mess. First drunk and then a head cold? Well, at least you're sober and healthy now. Well, healthy anyway. :)

These are very nice, Mr. Cooke. You did quite well with the flesh. Like you normally do, I paint the flesh first, so I know how difficult it can be to go in later, especially with cowled or armoured figures. Nonetheless you've done a great job with these lads.  How many do you have left of these to do? Is this a part of a larger project?

75 points to get you on the roster Martin - Well done!

41 comments:

  1. Tsk Tsk Sir opening presses early! Shame on you. And then getting them painted before the big day. That is the kind of thing one might expect from a teenager. But as a wargamer you are still young at heart so I must forgive you. But next year do not be surprised if all you get is "One Direction" Socks!

    However the figures do look good and very well painted.

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    1. I was never good as a teenager, catching up for lost time now. Ta

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  2. So hibernation agrees with you then? You've certainly caught up in style!

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    1. Oh, to be able to hibernate, it goes dark here at 4 pm. Cheers

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  3. Nice work Martin. Merry Christmas to you!

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  4. Many tanks Curt. I have a mainly colonial plan for the Challenge this year, some more Brits, French and lots of desert types

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  5. Great start and as for the Secret Santa, it's all Cath really

    Ian

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    1. I've noticed that all the best things in our lives are linked to our other halves. cheers

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  6. Very nice Martin - I look forward to seeing the rest (health permitting).

    Merry Christmas!

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  7. They look great - Merry Christmas

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    1. Thanks, need to use the recovery brush as having a cold buggers up your eyesight. have a good Christmas and love the pumping light

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  8. What a cracking start Martin, they look stunning!

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    1. Many thanks, I do like them, better when I get my eye in

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  9. great work and not the only time these plastic colonials will apear on the challenge i think

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    1. Ta, think they are going to pop up alot

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  10. Very nice, first time I've seen these figures and they look great.

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  11. These look quite the business. Very nicely done. Pleased to hear that you are feeling better.

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  12. Great work Martin! Bottoms up, and merry Christmas!

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  13. Nice work on them, Martin! Between you and Dave, I'm either going to be watching a lot of Four Feathers, or starting up a Colonial project myself. I think the old Four Feathers movie is cheaper!

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    1. thanks, which 4 feathers though. There are 7 versions

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  14. Very nice work Martin. I am sorely tempted by the Perry colonials. Some folks swear that alcohol staves off colds btw.

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    1. cheers, they are a good buy, a better present. Alcohol helps but having the cold aftershocks now so still not right

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  15. Very nice work on these Tommies. I have had my eye on this set as well. You make me want some all the more.

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