Thursday, 19 January 2017

From PeterD yet More Kieth's Highlanders (30points)


Yes more guys in kilts, this time 6 figures including 4 privates an officer and a piper.  I am a bit reluctant to share these given the absolutely stunning results that Jasper and Benjamin achieved on figures from the same Perry AWI range this week, but I need the points.




The four private soldiers.

Details are the same as the past posts on this regiment.  I have adopted a take it in small bites and enjoy the meal approach to this project hence my posts are coming in dribs and drabs.  I have a total of 31 figures, to make 3 Sharp Practice groups plus leaders etc.  This lot brings me to 19 figures completed, about 2/3 of the way there.  But I need a break from kilts for a bit so will be shifting gears a bit.


I need to fix the green lapels on Archie in the top right, there should be no lapels with white lace.
Officer and piper



I followed Kronoskaf for the piper uniform, reversed facings with Royal Stewart tartan, but I am more than a little doubtful on the provenance.  Any pictures I can find from the period tho pipers in scarlet jackets with Black Watch tartan.  Plus I doubt anyone was going wear Royal Stewart only 15 years after Culloden!  But it's a pretty tartan and makes the piper distinctive.  Being green on red with white overstripes I had to do more than my impressionistic approach to the Royal Stewart.  I was happy with my result until I saw Benjamin's efforts 😢 which rather put me to shame.

Again gotta fix Archie's lapels!
 
 
Very nice group of Scots, Peter! I'm still a fan of your looks right tartans as some of the other tartans I've seen really intimidate me from even attempting Highlander units. I also like the piper in the Stewart colors. A history teacher from my past said the Blackwatch wa used to police the Scots backwhen. He said the Scots were forbidden from wearing clan tartans and the Blackwatch were the only ones allowed to wear kilts. Knowing the Scots through history, I wouldn't be suprised if that uniform did occur as a way to thumb their nose to the crown! ;)
Even though Archie is out of uniform, 30 points for the lads!

31 comments:

  1. It's always tough when you see another's work but you have nothing to worry about as these are great

    Ian

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  2. Nice work Peter. I can fully understand you wanting a bit of a break from painting tartan :)

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  3. More nice looking highlanders, nothing to worry about these look great.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain. FYI I love the avatar photo, who is he?

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  4. I think they look great Peter - I'm procrastinating on my FIW British Regulars because all that lace is scary! Thanks for mentioning Kronoskaf, I hadn't seen that before.

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    1. Thanks Paul, let's see yours posted soon Yes Kronoskaf is the go to site.

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  5. A fine unit of Highland lads. Kronoskaf is the holly grail of the inter-webs so far as the Seven Years war is concerned.

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  6. Much as I'm in awe of those who can put whole regiments in a post, I much prefer to see them like this - so I can appreciate the detail.

    These are splendid Highlanders: I hope they do well in battle!

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    1. Thanks Edwin. I hope to get them on table before the end of the Challenge

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  7. Thanks for the kind words and points David

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  8. Your troops always look good in kilts! great job on these.

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  9. Love seeing more Highlanders, but I can imagine the patterns being mind-numbing! Well done trudging though!

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    1. Thanks Rod. I've actually really enjoyed painting these but a change from time to time is nice.

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  10. I have a bunch of Highlanders to paint, but can't get started. Yours look excellent.

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    1. Thanks Jonathon. You should give yours a try.

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  11. Seeing these I want to go and paint Tartan now.... is that some form of madness!!

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    1. Thanks Clint - you will be assimilated!

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  12. Very nice bunch, the colours look smashing to me, but then I am a historical know nothing - as long as they look good on the tabletop it's all fine with me :)

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    1. Thanks Jamie - I agree if the overall look on tabletop is good, it's a win!

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  13. Great work Peter on the witchcraft/tartan - you have done so many highlanders now, take some satisfaction that you are still sawing away at it!

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  14. Nicely done Peter! The Tartan turned out great.

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  15. I think anyone who dares to paint tartan, especially in this august company, has nothing to be ashamed of, and you certainly don't. Well done, yon's a bonny troop.

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    1. Cheers Padre. Overall I'm very happy with them, and having fun working on them.

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  16. I doff my cap at anyone who paints tartan! Nice work!

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