Saturday, 12 January 2013

Soldiers of the Queen, Commandos & Rangers...

Back with another assortment for your perusal...

Soldiers of the Queen

I finished off my Colonial British Gatling Gun chaps (1/72 HaT plastic)- apologies for any uniform inaccuracies, they are intended as more of an "Imagi-Nation" Colonial force that could face off against a variety of foes.
I decided to photograph them outside, and I'm quite pleased with the results- they look like they could be somewhere in Africa or the North-Western Frontier of India:










Commandos

I have finished the two British WW2 commando figures from Elhiem (20mm metal) - they just needed their bases doing and a coat of clear Matt varnish:









Rangers

Finally, remember the 1/72 Lord of the Rings Rangers I was painting for my son's collection? Well here are the first three finished- he will base them in element stands later-  they are from Airfix Robin Hood and Caesar Miniatures Adventurers sets. The last photo is a Work in Progress shot of the next three (all Airfix):





22 comments:

  1. Wonderful work all around. Even if it's not my period, I still love seeing old colonial brits, with their bright red suits and pith helmets!

    FF

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    1. Thanks FF, your compliments are much appreciated.
      I must admit I have a soft spot for that Colonial stuff too- tally ho!

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  2. great work! those colonials look nice and the airfix guys are one of the most usable/convertable sets I have ever seen... LOTR rangers is a good idea, I am converting them into pirates and sailors for the 18th century an unenviable task I must say.

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    1. Cheers Gowan.
      Good luck with your conversions, are you using greenstuff?

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  3. Outstanding! Fantastic work mate. You've done the Gatling Gun more justice than I could ever have!

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    1. What colour did you do the helmets? They look great.

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    2. Thanks Nick :)
      Helmets? hmmm...I think they had a base of buff or Desert Stone, then a Sepia wash, then go back over with Desert Stone, but leaving some "stripes" to mark the "sections" of the helmet(not sure of the correct terms). The helmet band thing was base of Vallejo Deck Tan, Sepia wash, highlighted with white. I hope that makes sense. If I had a bit more forethought I would make notes of what I used for future reference.

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  4. Nicely done sir, especially the colonials

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    1. Hi Will, thanks very much, I'm hoping to do some more Colonials once my order from Model Hobbies makes it to Tasmania :)

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    1. G'day Dan how are you? Haven't heard from you for a while, hope you doing well, and thanks for your kind words.

      Cheers,
      John.

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  6. Excellent work all round Sarge.

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    1. Thanks Rodger, much appreciated :)

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  7. Mate, this is stunning work!!!!

    Well done on all the effort behind these, you will be chuffed.

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    1. Cheers Paul, a bit of a mixed bag but I'm pleased with how they turned out :)

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    2. Well I would be rapt mate.

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  8. All the eras covered!
    Excellent work John. I really love your painting style! :)

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    1. G'day T, great to hear from you- your kind words are always appreciated.

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  9. Fantastic minis, especially the colonials for me!
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil, glad you like them. I'm hoping to paint up some more Colonials soon.

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