Sunday 28 December 2014

Ganga Risala Bikaner (The Bikaner Camel Corps) 3. The complete unit.

By Jove! Three weeks from concept to completion. That must be a record for me. Thanks to Steve Langan for providing me with the opportunity to do these figures. I think that these and painting up the new Mutton Chop WW1 figures have to be the highlights of 2014. 

What next? Well, I have a number of Camels to do ready for the same display game where the Bikaner Camel Corps will make their debut and then I'm going to try to move forward with the Queen's Own Dosrset Yeomanry project that has been gathering dust. They too may ride out to defend the Canal in February, but I'm not confident that they will make the deadline. It is a good job I'm on holiday!

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Seasonal Greetings.

Wishing all who drop by a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous 2015.

Saturday 20 December 2014

The Ganga Risala Bikaner (The Bikaner Camel Corps) 2.

I have been painting rather intensively over the past week to try to make in-roads into the BCC before the Christmas commitments start to demand time away from the painting table. Half way through! Thanks to both Woodbine (Gripping Beast) and Perry Mins. for turning the orders for the raw material around so quickly to allow me to do this.

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.