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?

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Egyptian Infantry in the Sudan

A Regiment for my Sands of Sudan Project.

Five companies of 12 men plus a mounted officer.

Many more to follow.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

You'll never guess ...

Was at the living room window in time for the weekly NHS clap and you'll never guess what happened next …

When the clapping finished everyone in the street sang 'Happy Birthday' to me.

I was 70 on Monday.

Word gets around all right.

Monday, 13 April 2020

George Cross for the NHS

Have a look here everyone, much more important than my birthday.