Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sudan. Blue Jackets to the Front.

Inspired by sketches made by Melton Prior and others and this splendid 1884 illustration by W H Overend, I had to make a team of Blue Jackets man-hauling a gatling gun in the Sudan. The figures are Perry Sudan Naval Brigade running at the trail. There is some simple converstion work and a tiny bit of scratch buliding but not much else. I like this.









6 comments:

Jim Jackaman said...

A splendid vignette!

DeanM said...

Very nicely done! Love when paintings come to life in miniature.

Michael Awdry said...

Well that's just brilliant Mark! What a wonderful wye catching piece.

Over Open Sights said...

Agree. Great fun was had putting this together.

Over Open Sights said...

Thanks, Michael. Had the idea the night before going to Colours, Newbury, so first stop at the event was the Perry stand. Bought the last two packs of running Blue Jackets on the stand. It was fate....

Phil Curran said...

Having just returned to painting I can appreciate even more the skill you show.