Saturday, 18 February 2017

From MichaelA: Everything stops for tea! (25 Points)

Just the briefest of posts today as I see to have run out of time with regards to all things hobby related.  That said I am happy to present this collection of loosely themed miniatures in a bid to snaffle some more much needed points.  In the back of my mind, I have an inkling that the new 'Congo' rules are something that I need to have and in order to justify that purchase, I have dusted down a few bits and pieces that might be suitable. 
Various manufacturers on show, Copplestone, Dixon and Northstar, I believe, but do correct me if not the case.  I was actually quite surpassed at how many potentially suitable miniatures I already have for this departure and so who knows where this may lead?
Guest Editor PD:  Nothing like a good cuppa tea to start the day Michael.  Excellent collection of figures and I am looking forward to seeing more on this project.  I can't judge the source of these figures but the thrree that you suggest are all likely culprits, Copplestone being the odds on favourite in my eyes.  Other manufacturers that you might check out include Foundry (Darkest Africa range) and Irregular (because they do everything weird and wacky).  I do like the missionary lady, at least that's what I think of her as and the group of locals.  You're venturing into old National Geographic areas on the seated young lady but I don't think that there is need of an NSFW label yet.  The only thing that this group needs is the back story - please let us know what it is.

I concur on your original points tally and have thrown in an extra five for the books and cultural objects, that mask alone is nearly a figure's worth.

23 comments:

  1. great stuff Michael, now I am off to put on the kettle!

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  2. Ahhh, tea. The hot beverage of civilisation.

    Excellent work m'Lord! :)

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    1. Tea?! For me that is code for weak coffee! ;)

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  3. A very fun mix of figures and painted most excellently.

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  4. A lovey and characterful submission Michael. The adventuress has a wonderfully detached look about her which I find perfect, but the stars for me are the native inhabitants along with the baggage and the objects d'art. An excellent start to a Darkest Africa collection.

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  5. Beautiful work once again Michael - top shelf.

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  6. Very nice work, I love the painting on these which is top notch, but also really love how different these are from the normal figures our there.

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  7. Wonderful stuff Mr A! Congo is calling to me also, but I am trying to be strong at the moment... Great minds think alike, as you'll see in a forthcoming submission from me :-)

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  8. I must get my Congo stuff up and running these are great.

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  9. Nice work Sir Michael. Now put the kettle on my good man!

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  10. Thank you all, Congo is very much on my wish list for Salute, looking forward to adding to the collection.

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  11. Great looking minis that you have worked your magic on

    Ian

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  12. Well this isn't helping me to resist starting the "Congo" project Micheal! Very fine work indeed!

    Christopher

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  13. Yarkshire Tea surely !

    Really great fig

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  14. Great stuff, Michael! They set a very fine vignette for pulp gaming too!

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  15. That's a wonderful set of miniatures! Really characterful sculpts and your paintjob really does do them justice as well!

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  16. Wonderful work all round Michael! As ChrisS already said, you'r definitely not helping with that Congo bug!

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  17. A very nice and characterful piece. Excellent!

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