Thursday, 11 December 2014
The Ganga Risala Bikaner (The Bikaner Camel Corps) 1.
The test pieces for an interesting "little" project to be completed as soon as possible in preparation for a planned display game at York in February. Perry Sudan Camel Corps figure with a Woodbine head, a Woodbine WW1 Indian Army figure, both with greenstuff additions to the head dress. These chaps are off to defend the Suez Canal against the Ottoman threat. We could have given them the standard Indian Army khaki paint scheme, but the chap who will use these said he wanted them "to look smart" as they engage the Turk. Inspiration for the white uniform came from a German propaganda postcard. They will add a bit of colour on a sandy tabletop.