Tuesday, 30 January 2018

From: AlexK - Kings and Camels (50 points)

Hi all,

This week I give you one of those posts that should be titled "when did I buy these!?" posts. I'm sure we've all been in the position of uncovering boxes that have long been forgotten about and that contain unidentified packets of figures. This is how I came to paint this week's subject matter of some 15mm Essex camelry and a Legio Heroica mounted commander.

The figures are lovely to paint, the Essex camels almost paint themselves and the Legio figures are full of character. The banner is homemade using tomato puree tube foil (lots of tomato based dinners have also be consumed over the last week).

Thanks for looking.

Very nice Alex, Dave D should be watching out for you, you'll be overtaking him as CamelCing in no time. I really like the natural and subdued colours you use and these fit together well. The command base ties in well but is, at the same time, clearly recognisable; all in all a great job. As per Minions discretion I will award you 2 more points for the home-made banner and thus you will be gaining 50 points tonight.


  1. Great work Alex. I have an entire room in my basement crammed with "when did I buy this?" type acquisitions. Credit to you for getting some of them painted!

  2. My wife is a quilter an talks of UFOs - unknown fabric objects acquire over the years. I am sure that there we can co-opt this to Unknown Figures Obtained!

    Any way these are great - camels and medieval Arabs what's not to like!

  3. Excellent work Alex! That camel unit makes for a very characterful addition to the tabletop. Well done.

    1. ...and like Greg and yourself, I have a shamefully long list of 'where did I buy these!?' as well. :)

  4. Wow that's an awesome stash of 15mm with some wonderful painting

  5. Very nice painting and great to see some long forgotten treasures getting a lick of paint. I for one have to confess I haven‘t had that ‚where did I buy these‘ feeling yet, but am absolutely positive it‘ll come sooner or later.

  6. Excellent brushwork Alex. I love those, "when did I buy these moments"

  7. Great looking camels, whether you meant to buy them or not!
    Best Iain

  8. Great job, Alex! I most certainly have similar units in the basement. Generally, it's because I forgot I had em! The camels look very fine and I like how you got the command stand to stick out!