Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Sands of Sudan - Mosque

Having sorted out a small village or a large hamlet (do they have hamlets in the Sudan?) I thought it would be nice to have a mosque. I'm not aware of anyone making a mosque in 10mm (I'm still looking) so I thought I would make one instead.

Here it is:

I built the main body ( a box shape) from 2mm plasticard.

I added arch shapes with another layer.

I made a minaret with some plastic tubing and miscellaneous items from the bits box.

Now I have to paint it.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Sands of Sudan - Buildings

I need some buildings in 10mm to populate the battlefield for my Sands of Sudan Project.

I got a pack of adobe buildings from a company I have not used before.

A village pack of 4 buildings came at a good price of £10 including P&P so looked a bargain.

They are easy to construct using PVA in about an hour and I left them to dry overnight.

I plan to tart them up just a little bit, removing some of the straight edges, basing them and maybe improve the 3D look.

I note that they have gone out of stock and the company are trying to clear their 'covid' backlog. I will certainly purchase some more in due course.

Meanwhile I will have a go at a larger building using plasticard, maybe a mosque or a palace. I have placed an internet order for some plasticard so it will be a few days at least.

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Horses for my Chum

I painted a few horses for my chum.

Here they are:

Apologies for the shadow, it was a very blustery day (think just short of a gale)and the sun was coming and going like nobodies business and I was rocking back in forth between gusts.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

Hot in the Sudan

Hot in my back yard too.

Mahdist hordes close in on some imperial troops.

Here are the Black Watch, straight off the boat in Alexandria and expressed up the Nile due the emerging emergency. No time to ditch the kilts or feather bonnets, there's work to be done.

The thing about kilts in 10mm is to not attempt the tartan as a pattern, it's way too small. All I have done is basecoat the kilt in very dark blue and roughly painted dark green vertical and horizontal splodges. The eye/brain will do the rest.

Fuzzie Wuzzies creep closer.

Ansar rifles cover the approach of camelry.

Rumours of French assistance are abound in Alexandria, perhaps the Legion is on the way.

My next Highland unit may well be in trews and pith helmets, time will tell.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Head Swaps - 10mm

This is a mounted officer by Pendraken.

This is the same figure slightly adjusted with a file.

This is also the same figure with a head from an infantryman.

Good enough for me bearing in mind this is in 10mm.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

A Mirage in the Sudan

What's this in the distance?

Don't know but they're coming closer.

Can't make them out yet.

I think they are camels Sir.

Are you sure?

Definitely camels, Sir, can't you smell them? Damn the heat.

I can smell them but I don't think they are camels Sir.

It's some Gyppo wallahs with some in skirts!

No you fool, it's the Black Watch, they're supposed to be here soon. Is that all of them?