Saturday, 7 January 2017

From MichaelA - Hello Sailor (20 Points)



I have been beavering away since the start of the Challenge on a series of miniatures for the first bonus round, but felt that I needed to register some points in the Challenge proper before the cut was made.  To that end I have set about these rather nice Paul Hicks sculpts with lashings of blue paint.

These are from ‘Empress Miniatures’ New Zealand Wars range representing Royal Naval command and personalities.  They are, as with my previous experience of this range, nicely cast and have been languishing in the lead pile for far too long. 

Before I was once again seduced by the bonus rounds, I was hoping to use this year’s challenge to find a way back to my beloved Victorian era and these would certainly be a step in the right direction.  Alas it would seem that I have already been distracted, but I am hopeful to add to my Crimean War and Indian Mutiny collections before the end of proceedings – time will tell if I have the stamina and willpower to achieve my goal.

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Beautiful work, Mr. Awdry and welcome about this year's voyage! 

I've not seen these before and they are quite the treat, especially with your modest 'lashing' of paint. :)  I particularly like the fellow with the grey sideburns, top hat and sword. He doesn't look like he would put up with much guff. 

20 Points for your opening remarks Michael. I look forward to your upcoming Crimean and Indian Mutiny efforts.


22 comments:

  1. Nicely done old bean! Who doesnt like a couple of Jolly Jar Tars, and these are very much worth waiting for :-)

    Welcome to the fray!

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  2. Splendid, absolutely splendid! Her majesty will no doubt thank you I suspect, for bringing the senior service to prominence.

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    1. I would like to remind the Honourable Member for Clint that the Senior service by definition is always prominent :-)

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  3. been waiting to see from you and worth the wait stunning work on very nice figures

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  4. Lovely work as usual Michael

    Ian

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  5. A wonderful entry. Even though there's not a lot of colour your painting style still brings them to life.

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  6. Fabulous, you need some Maoris now

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  7. Cracking work Michael. Good to see some more historical stuff from you too

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  8. Smashing stuff, the faces are especially good - the shouting chap is very expressive indeed!

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  9. Great stuff Sir Awdry, and good to see you with some points on the board :-)

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  10. An entry true to your Blog's credo of Victorian Warfare! Great stuff!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRU1xWIgRKc

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  11. Great stuff - really stoked to see you back at your Victoriana

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  12. Lovely work Michael. Glad to see you on the board!

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  13. Looking forward to all your bonus round work, but hope you will continue with some more like this too. They look super!

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  14. Great looking group Michael. I'm one quarter Kiwi so am interested in seeing more of your New Zealand wars project.

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  15. Thank you one and all, great to get some points on the board and with the imminent release of the first bonus round it feels good to be back in the hunt!

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  16. Michael, it's a pleasure to see your work here and this is a very fine start. I love the expressiveness you've put into their faces with your brushwork. They are all a very excitable bunch, lots of gesticulating!

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