Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Sudan project "Blue Jackets" part III

These guy have been hitting the rum. From the beginning they turned from easy to a pain in the ass. Re-work, dropped one group into the wet palette, some how rub the paint off arms, painted everyone's thumb silver, painted one guys face white.
Plaster is down and washed. Finally the lads are dipped and drying.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sudan project "Blue Jackets" part II

Perry Bros
Number 15 is for the ratings and 24 officers. This is what we are looking at.
#1 Naval rating

 All my dudes have the round sailor hat. Not a one has the topical sun hat.
         They are coming along slowly. A lot more detail with opposing colors. Once again, I put too many dudes on each block. They have been transferred to their bases, 60 x 30mm. Hopefully the move to bases will halt the rework.
         4 line stands and two skirmishing.
         Old boy has done his gunners with white pants. They look good. No clue to how accurate the mix white and blue uniforms are. My gunners are still mounted to the blocks. With no more 60 x 60 bases, they will stay unmounted.

           I do need to go fishing for some officers. The officer that came with the Newline Design miniatures are in a long coat and Chief's cover. I will be taking officers from HAT's Zulu Command #8299.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sudan project "Ansar warriors" part VII

This is the last of them. Lots more to paint, but no more 60 x 60 bases. Really want to keep them on 60s. They look more the part.

Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 267 done. 38 more down. Another 533 required to reach the goal.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sudan project "Hat Dervish warrior update"

        I was drinking beer, wasting time on the internet. When google tripped on a dude named Al. Al has the molds or produces HAT miniatures. I cold called Al. Never thought he would answer back. Yet.......It seems he may, kind of, sort of kick out 10 sets for me.
8271 Dervish Warriors is OOP. 
         If old boy does hook me up with 10 boxes, I am looking at another 320 screaming Ansar. I will have to get 4 boxes of Waterloo dervish and at least 2 boxes of Italeri Muslim warriors. Next year will be 400 plus dervish dudes on 60 x 60mm bases at roughly 7 dudes a base is 60 some old bases. 9 units a group is 6 more groups.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sudan project "Sudanesse" part II

         I am still going with the Brown jackets on the first group of Sudanesse. I have seen other pictures of them in Blue Jackets. Most likely I will do both. Blue and brown jackets.


Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 229 done. 10 more down. Another 571 required to reach the goal. 

Friday, June 9, 2017

Sudan project "Blue Jackets"

 Sand Sailors!
Perry Bros' sailors
           The blue black of a sailor's uniform was a tough match. I had first pulled foundries' 74b. It was too blue jean looking. The blue jumper top is almost black in color. I had to grab the whole bin of paints. Pulling out 4 more shades of blue. Painted a bit of each on some dudes. The ones I thought were perfect, ended up too blue. Pulling an old engineering trick, I walked all for 2 hours. When I got back the choice was dead in front of me. 
          The dudes above are in the order of the colors below. I ended up going with 66A. It was the truest of the Blue/Black for a sailor's jumper. 76A will be the flap on the back.
          There are about six different dudes in Newline Designs Naval battalion. I was rushing to mount them on the painting blocks. Huge concept error. You use the blocks for speed painting. The idea is to mount all like dudes next to each other and facing the same. Then as you work down the block your eye doesn't need to adjust for each figure. Also painting the same dude over and over, each consecutive dude becomes quicker to paint.
         You can see in the above photo that they are all over the place, facing in every which way. The extra 5 minutes taken to mount them up would have been save in the first block of dudes.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Writers wanted?????

How are these the best two shit heads the best that GW could find to write?

         Sorry but 40K come completely off the rails. Who ever originally set up the story line needs to be rehired. The current model line and advance of the plot line is crap. It is all over the place.

          I understand the need to sell new toys. That the majority of the line is decades old. That the fan boys would swallow any turd produced by GW. GW has past the point of emersion gaming into the buy our toys cause we make them.

          The 40K lifetime fans were created off the original material that was developed over years. That is until some fucktard got to write the advancement and the plastic crack suppliers produced any shit idea that came across their desk. Maybe GW ran out of old school fiction to steal from.