Monday, 4 November 2019

Post Office Rifles, Egypt, 1882.

Egypt, 1882. Perry plastics from the AZW set with heads from the Afghan War set. The 24th Middlesex Volunteer Rifles (Post Office Rifles) sent just over 100 men to Egypt with Wolseley. They ran the Army Post Office and provided a telegraph detachment. So...to reflect their role in communications, I painted some up standing around a heliograph. The very dark blue palette does not take the varnish well....






7 comments:

(Kym) + Warburton + (Classic40K) said...

Very nice indeed :)

Phil Curran said...

Clones???? Did Queen Victoria have a secret lab beneth the House of Parliament. Lovely painting mind you

Over Open Sights said...

Indeed, Phil. Queen's regulations state that the 'tash should be worn, but there are many figures in the Perry AZW and Sudan ranges that are sculpted without. On the sprue in the Afghan set, there is only one head in five with a 'tash.... hence the cloning. All Postmen look the same, obviously.

DeanM said...

Great looking vignette. I love how plastics, particularly Perrys, can be mixed and matched.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Very unique unit - wonderfully painted.

Over Open Sights said...

Similar paint job with white pipeclayed equipment means...Royal Marine Light Infantry (use Afghan set arms on AZW bodies) A black uniform and black equipment...King's Royal Rifle Corps.

Over Open Sights said...

Cheers, Alan.