Monday, 9 January 2017

From DaveD- We are sailing. (111 points)

The final elements missing for the Mahdist forces were something to use on the river Nile. So here I have the fledging Navy. The boat I had picked up a few years ago (I have no idea who made it as picked it up of small stand at a show)  , and while not 100% accurate I think its servicable enough for a river boat. The mast has been made detachable and is fixed with magnets. The sail is made from a 120gms paper cut and formed.








There are two crew again fixed in place with magnets so it can be used by other forces if need be. Its also carrying a raiding party of 17 other Mahdists.

So 19 28mm figures plus the large vehicle . All figures are from the Perry plastics range. This completes all the foot figures in the plastics pile - and yes i now do have over 1000 Mahdist foot. Time to boost the mounted arm next. Camels may make an appearance

MilesR: Three - THREE posts for one day Mr D.  Are you trying to make me work hard?  Yet another wonderful colonial themed entry with a boat, so you know that's a winner in my book.  The sail looks to be a cross between a square rigger and Laneen (or Latin-Rig) sail but I like the fact that the mast can be removed.  I've found out the hard way that fixed masts can prove challenging to transport.  I think this entry will get you 111 points - I awarded another point for the crafty sail design.  Now please no more entries today, I'm exhausted keeping up with you.

Very nicely done!

44 comments:

  1. thanks Miles.... i could have done a forth with a little extra effort. but that can kick off next week!

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    1. Don't get cocky Mr Docherty - I could have taken points off because your Lateen sail rig really wasn't realistic - with that sail shape she really couldn't point that far into the wind. Just saying...
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    2. ha ha... break out the oars time!

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  2. Great bunch, was following the Mahdist navy so good to see it finished

    Ian

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  3. love this, need to watch Kartoum

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    1. Yep ... it did that to me too,,, I need to look for some more boats

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  4. Madhists in boats ... staggering. I suppose the forerunners of Red Sea pirates to day? Well done that man. Staggering output.

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    1. Could well be... I need another couple I think

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  5. Love it Dave! :)

    Even more impressive is that between 9 of us our entries today account for 1/8 of the total points so far in the Challenge :)

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    1. Thanks Tamsin. Now that's a interesting fact alright..

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    2. Hey - stop stealing my inane statistics. I'm not all the bright and need all the help I can get!

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  6. Really nice work Dave. That's a neat looking boat.

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  7. i now have a weird mix of Thriller after Rod's post and Rod Stewart doing the rounds in my head. It's not a good mix!

    And nice boat Sir!

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  8. Great stuff Dave! iI hope we get to see some RN gunboats soon :-)

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  9. Lovely riverboat Dave. It's crew looks ready to raid the shore and its sail to serve as a notepad. ;)

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  10. "I now do have over 1000 Mahdist foot" - wonderful stuff Dave, and what a cracking vessel to boot. Well done on such an impressive force and for the quality of your brushwork - terrific!! :-)

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  11. Now then Dave, always leave the punters wanting more - three posts is quite enough!

    Luvverly work on the Mahdist navy there - truly, it is a camel of the river!

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    1. I did hold off the 4th out of pity for the Monday Minion

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  12. The boat and raiders look great! I always enjoy finding out what the next unit you're adding to this project is.

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    1. thanks - there does seem to be a never ending stream of them

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  13. Great river boat Dave! The hull looks spot on to me, and the rig works too (the windbag Minion isn't the only sailor in the challenge). Impressive output. When do we see a Nile gunboat to counter?

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  14. Thank you Dave, I now have Rod Stewart rattling round my brain! Nice boats though.

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    1. it could have been worse.... at least no leopardskin trousers were involved

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    2. You mean to say that you've stopped wearing them to paint in then, how disappointing. :D

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  15. Dave, is there anything you cannot do? Another excellent entry!

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    1. cheers! I do enjoy a creative challenge

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  16. Good slow boat to Khartoum! Mahdi's naval detachments my head says yes but my hearts shouts NO! How will Egypt remain in the Queens power!

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    1. Clint.. the answer is good old Redcoats, Martini Henry rifles and a stack of ammunition!

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