Thursday, 22 December 2016
From DaveD: Hello Sailor... the last of the Naval Brigade. (120 points)
The brushes are up are and running and nicely warm. Here we have the final installment of the Naval Brigade for the Sudan collection. A further 24 matelots "at the ready" to flesh out the the existing company of 18, plus various gunners.
28mm Perry Miniatures
And here is the full Naval Brigade accumulated over the last few years - various unreliable machine guns, crew and limbers, close-order and skirmish companies.
The latest batch have soft caps, rather than the more interesting sennet hats that some of them have.
When I take the the Sudan game out of the show circuit it is run as a participation game and part of this is providing some head wear for the participants - Pith helmets, fezzes - ok Tarbooshes really. So I recently commissioned a bespoke original pattern straw Sennet (boater type) hat from Philip Wrights, a traditional old milliners in Luton in the UK - the home of hats. They have recently been making them for the Royal Navy Museum in Portsmouth so that was good enough for me..
Like my hat?
Well now things are motoring I feel the need for a proper point bombe..I shall see you the other side of Xmas and the airbrush...
In the words of "Slade" Merry Christmas Everyone
That is a lovely 'boater' Dave! Though, in that picture, you look like a somewhat crazed Victorian schoolboy who's just eaten his parents. But that just might just be my imagination running wild. :)
Marvelous matelots mate!
I think that 'at the ready' pose works particularly well in this period. I love that last shot of the entire brigade arrayed for battle. They look as if they are just about to repel a charge from a keening horde Mahdists. Terrific stuff.
120 well-earned points for Mr. D's roster.
Merry Christmas to you Dave!