Monday, 16 January 2017

From DaveD - Redcoats...(40 points)

The Sudan project has seen lots of muted colours , browns, khaki's etc and I wanted to add in some extra colour. The era covers the last battles where the troops were ordered to wear their more traditonal red coats - after all what better to frighten the enemy eh. . So here I have the the skirmish open order company for an up and coming big British battalion.




These are the first appearance of the new Perry plastic British infanty - which give some real opportunity for different poses and conversions. Long term however the delicate bayonets I am sure will not survive contact with the "enemy" - mahdists or wargamers!.

"just pop over that hill  lads and see if you can see anything...."



Someone tell "Admiral Douglas" he is going to need to warm the Machine Guns up!

MilesR: Dave - a nice thin red line - given all the sudanese you've painted you might need a few more redcoats...


33 comments:

  1. Nice work last picture would be brown trouser time. Love you extra mile that you go with your pictures

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    1. cheers. I have spare desk space so I like to set up some nice pics, glad you appreciate the effort!

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  2. Luckily they're already wearing brown trousers! ;)

    Nice redcoats Dave :)

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    1. Blast! James got in with a brown trouser comment while I was typing mine :)

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    2. need to keep the putees tightly wrapped to keep it all in I think!

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    3. But will brown trousers and tight puttees do Corporal Millsy out of a job? ;)

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    4. ... he will need an even bigger latrine when they empty all of it though..

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    5. Or maybe he could retrain as a laundryman? ;)

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  3. Nice work. Really like that last picture!

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  4. Love those red coats, they look amazing.

    I am so weary of things turning to plastic...stuff with bayonet is exhibit "A"...but well done, and I am looking forward to seeing this battalion. Assume it will be ready for next week...

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    1. cheers. Will the upside is the variety , I think they will end up needing more repairs than the metals over time

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  5. Spanking in red! Just as the British army should be. None of this hiding and camouflage rubbish let them see you and be afraid of you boys. Absolutely spanking in Red!

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  6. Wow, those guys are BRIGHT when put in perspective with this project. Last pic: 'Speedbump'. Yeesh.

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    1. Yep, I also did them with warm brown undercoat which has helped the red pop. Oh yes... but I think the horde may have more trouble with there close order mates...

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  7. Great looking boys, that red is really punchy, love them

    Ian

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    1. oh i dont mind setting up something up just a few of us sometime

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  8. Great figures and great posing Dave! But the Gattlings Major Doherty, you're on your own.

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  9. TWO football pitches...

    And still they come!

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  10. I love the last shot. "Sir, we're going to need a thicker red line ..."
    Lovely crisp bright work.

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    1. indeed... it will be along soon enough

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  11. These look very fine in their red coats, but brown trouser moment in that bottom pic!

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  12. Tremendous work Dave! Those redcoats are always quite a flashing sight.

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