Monday, 9 January 2017

MartinC - More Colonial types (515pts)

For my next trick I've been painting up some more colonial figures. By normal standards this would have been a paint bomb but this year, well there have been some outstanding submissions that have been a joy to behold already. Glad I'm not in charge of the counting. I'll leave that to today's minion.
First up is my prize for coming 2nd in the total points tally for last last year. I was delighted to recieve a £75 gift token from Westfalia, see opposite, which I spent on a lot of Persian and Afghan Napoleon cavalry. The figures are great and a joy to paint. They will find a place in my generic North African and NW Frontier forces.


 8 Persian Lancers


10 Afghan Cavalry


and another 10
Next up some Natal Carabiniers. 3 of these figures started life in a Northstar lucky bag as British troops in home service uniforms. Head swaps and an arm changes gave 3 suitable figures, 2 in rain capes. To complete the unit I bought 2 more mounted figures and 5 dismounted figs from Rapier Miniatures. This was my first time buying from Rapier and the figures are very nice, although the horses heads look a bit like rabbits


5 Mounted Carabiniers

5 dismounted
Next some colonial artillery. The figures are random suppliers with a mountain gun from Col Bill.

Mountain gun and Crew
I bought this Zulu war heliograph from Black Tree Design. The crew are the C section of the Royal Engineers and were the first section of the unit that went on to form the Royal Corps of Signals


 The final Colonial unit for the moment is this rocket section, again from Black Tree. I've always been a fan of their figures but until recently their service has been shocking. That seems to have improved greatly.


Finally something random. These 2 German Robot machine gunners have been in my bits box for ages, again a Northstar lucky bag. With the rise of Konflict 47 it seemed a good time to paint them up



Really finally, a quick splash and dash. I'm playing my first game of Impetus in a couple of weeks. My Republican Romans from last year's challenge are finally getting a run out. However I need a couple of units of Gauls to complete the army list so I painted them on Saturday. These are truly rubbish Wargames Factory Gauls in plastic. They are rubbish poses, fit together badly and were right at the bottom of the lead pile.

16 Gauls based, temporarily for Impetus. I think I've overdone the PVA sticking them to the bases.

So that is 33 cavalry = 330 pts, 31 infantry/ gunners / robots = 155 pts, 2 artillery pieces = 20 points and a heliograph (10pts?). Giving about 515pts

MilesR: BOOM - now that's a points bomb - very well done.  More impressively you've made the Wargame Factory plastic look good - something I've never been able to do myself.  For me the best of the lot are the Persian Lancers but its all very, very good.


47 comments:

  1. Great paint Bomb and even more so because its got Zulu war and Afghan war stuff. Keep up the good work

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  2. Excellent points bomb Martin and as a former wearer or the "Jimmy" it's nice to see C Section :)

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    1. thanks, didn't know you were a squaddie. cool

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    2. TA - 39 Sigs for a bit under 2 years

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    3. The things we learn about Tamsin ....

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  3. WOW Great stuff as always Martin.

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  4. God Damn the top 5 is getting out of control! I say we ban them for a full month, give us mere humans a chance!

    Love those german robots!

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    1. Oh to sleep, perchance to dream. I'm really pleased with the robots, came out well

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  5. Very nice indeed! I like the little units of unusual troops, always nice to see and learn about.

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  6. great stuff Martin, good to see you back on a roll

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    1. even had a full day at work today, ta

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  7. Nice work Martin. I really like those Persian lancers.

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    1. Thanks, menacing men in black. They are all called Johnny el Cash

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  8. Holy carp, what a big and carried points dump! I love the Persian can the best.

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  9. Great job! Congratulations, you are able to make wargames factory are very good miniatures!

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    1. cheers, think it's more to do with the photo

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  10. So much goodness hard to know where to start. I guess I like it all really/

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  11. Amazing work Martin! You guys are really hitting it out of the park this Monday - Wow. I love that you made good use of your Westphalia gift certificate. Those cavalry look terrific. I like the almost dusty look they have about them. Great minis!

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    1. many thanks, I can certainly recommend Westfalia, ordering went a bit tits up but figures are brilliant. Dusty effect is my homemade wash, works really well

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  12. Brilliant diversity there Martin! Love seeing you return with your prize from last year, the Colonial troops are rather spiffy and the German Autotruppen look cool too. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks, the secret to diversity is accidently dispensing too much paint and having to find something to use it one. Currently have quite a few figs with one colour painted

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    2. Haha! I love hearing someone describe the exact thing I do ALL the time. I'm such a Scotsman that I can't let a blob of paint go to waste so end up having a zillion things with bits of colour on them. Hilarious.

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    3. it's damn squirty Vallejo paint

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  13. Love the entry, what a treat and so mixed in subjects

    Ian

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  14. Not so much a points bomb as a points tactical nuclear device...

    Incredible assortment of genres and periods, well done Martin!

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    1. Oh yes, the world didn't pay the $1million ransom

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  15. Ace! Great to see a prize go to great use here. Great painting. Cheers

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  16. A great selection of figures, well done on the effort it would have taken to get all of that finished to such a good standard!

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  17. A great and varied submission!

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  18. the cavalry are super-cool, and very interesting.
    Please don't hold back in your comments on Wargames Factory .... :)

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    1. Thanks, reading about the napoleonic machinations in persia so the cav may well get a run out in their proper period

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  19. can't choose what I like best, so much brilliant eye candy!

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