My Challenge output has slowed considerable since the new school year started. I'll suffer for it tomorrow, but I did manage to get some figures finished tonight, so off they go for Millsy's imprimatur.
I've loved the Hinterland figures since I first saw them on someone's blog, and have had some sitting in the painting queue for about a year. If you haven't come across them before, Hinterland have a growing range of mainly c.1900-1918 fantasy women sculpted by Paul Hicks. No chain mail bikinis though - the women may be from fictional German units of female Hussars, Uhlans and so on, but they are all highly believable, and look pretty much how such female soldiers would have looked if they in fact existed.
I particularly like the Death's Head Hussar figures, so here's a bunch along with a mounted officer (Hinterland have a name for her, but I'm too tired to look it up), a Maxim gun, and an additional couple of officers from the Uhlans and Cuirassiers. My favourite is the blonde Cuirassier with the swagger stick.
I'm thinking these figures might work really well for In Her Majesty's Name, so I also painted up a set of five unfortunate zombie Hussars.
Just lovely figures, and I'll probably 'have' to get some more. Maybe some of Hinterland's trench raiders. Apologies for the photo quality by the way. I had to use my phone because the kids have hidden the camera somewhere.
As for points, we have one mounted figure, 21 on foot and a Maxim gun. I think that should come to 125 points. And with that, I bid you good night.
Alan has managed to squeeze in a last minute Thursday entry it seems. I can vouch for his commentary on staying up late as this one arrived after I hit the sack at 11:45pm last night. I'm not sure what "imprimatur" means but it sounds kinda kinky so I'm willing to give it a go.
The other thing I can vouch for is the quality of this entry. I've been a big fan of these minis for a long time and your brushwork hasn't done anything other than increase my temptation level by another few notches Alan. I'm particularly taken by the blending on the skirts and how well it is reflected in the paved basing. Is that accessorizing? Anne? Tamsin?
Nice work mate, that's a very well earned 125 shekels for your total. Cheers, Millsy