Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Eureka Miniatures 28mm WW1 Imperial Camel Corps. The completed mounted unit.

 All ten of the completed mounted unit of 1 Bn. Imperial Camel Corps. Work now begins on the dismounted unit. I will be converting some Footsore dismounted BUF/Yeomanry figures for this by carving off the brassard and swapping their heads for Woodbine Designs Slouch Hat heads. 

I enjoyed painting up these figures. I am very pleased that they have been sculpted with the correct camel saddle holding the two cylindrical fantassi water containers. I have painted them in khaki bags. The camels may be a little small but I can live with that. In the fullness of time I will be adding another unit of these figures to my collection although next time, I don't think I'll be using the figures on running camels. One figure on a running camel waves a bayonet (no doubt inspired by the ALH charge at Bersheeba) which is pointless sitting atop a camel! I like the figure hanging on for grim death on a running beast but you only need one of these in a collection, really, and in my original order I got two so he has been replaced by an extra walking figure brandishing a pistol. This figure has been sculpted with a bandolier but no rifle so I added a rifle from the bits box and painted sergeant's stripes on his arms.

I pleasing addition to my Palestine 1917 troops.









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Here is 1 Bn. ICC on the march, somewhere between Suez and Jerusalem.

This is interesting.... Australian members of the ICC recall their experiences.






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5 comments:

Unlucky General said...

Inspiring stuff and a unit never seen before on the table-top to my knowledge. Your army is coming along brilliantly. Thanks for posting and keep them coming.

Aly Morrison said...

Splendid toys Mark...
The camels don’t look too petite...

All the best. Aly

Over Open Sights said...

Aly, on their own they don't look too bad. I have used Perry camels in the past to create some ICC figures. When you put them side by side then the Eureka Camels are clearly a dwarf species or the Perry beasts are on steroids. I am not that bothered, really. I like these Eureka figures. M

DeanM said...

Beautifully painted figures as always!

Neil said...

Mark,
All I can say is Wow. Great job!
Neil