Monday, 21 January 2013

NEW TOYS !

I received a box from Model Hobbies  the other day, and inside were some new toys.....






Yes, more Colonial goodies- Tally Ho!
I'm envisaging Queen Victoria's men fighting all sorts of enemies on some sort of "Imagi-Nations" continent- got any suggestions for names for this mystery continent?

In my excitement I have already made a start on these little beauties. Here's a WIP photo:


British Colonials in grey serge.

Remember the Rangers I was painting for my son? Here's a picture of the other three I finished, all from the venerable Airfix Robin Hood set:



Sorry Paul, no WW2 stuff in this post ;)

16 comments:

  1. Whats wrong with 'Imagination'.

    Good purchases and nice work John.

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    1. Nothing wrong at all mate. Glad you like them :)

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    1. I hope so Rodger, I have finished painting those few Brits now- just need to spruce up the bases and give em a coat of varnish.

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    1. Ah, I see what you did there, puts me in mind of the "Great Southern Land"....

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  4. One of those great scores with all kinds of possibilities. I like the Gondwanaland suggestion. Sounds vaguely African, which is the Continent I most associate with this sort of thing. As Africa was known as the Dark Continent - full of inaccessible mystery despite its proximity to Europe - maybe something like Terranero or Terranera might fill the bill?

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    1. Some interesting suggestions Archduke.
      I was thinking I would have not only African types, but also Indian & Afghan.

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  5. Great stuff John. How Imagination do you want to make it? VSF? Steam powered...everything! Think of the possibilities!

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    1. At this stage I'm not inclined to go with VSF or steam powered stuff- but who knows? I think I've got my work cut out painting these boxes at the moment, but as we both know there's no need to rush :)

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    2. Ah yes, great minds think alike ;)

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  6. Love the colonials, terrific work.

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    1. Cheers FMB, hoping to post some more pics in the next week (maybe).

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  7. You do know that you can get HaT figures from South Australia at Military Hobbies on Port Road? That is where I go to get mine, they always have the new gear and their prices are very good, please do yourself a favour and check them out- might be cheaper in postage!?
    I have the British Infantry painted as a Boxer Rebellion Era figure- it looks really good, I like the sculpting. PS You do know that 1 box of Dervish or Mahdists won't be enough! Regards David

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    1. Thanks for the heads up about Military Hobbies, unfortunately they don't seem to have a website with a product list- I prefer to order online if I can.
      The prices at Model Hobbies in the UK are pretty good with the exchange rate the way it is, even their postage is reasonable, plus I have found it can be quicker to get stuff from the UK than some suppliers down-under.

      About the Dervishes- yeah my mate said I'd need "fousands 'n fousands" to give the impression of the Mahdist hordes. Mind you, I'm not exactly trying to make it historically accurate. I do find the Sudan very interesting though- especially after reading Michael Asher's book "Khartoum:the ultimate imperial adventure".

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