Sunday, January 26, 2020

So, where are we?

Right here.

I have the bit between my teeth, I've had a week off and have been painting steadily.
So, today I threw down a water-carrier. In my mind he's Gunga Din, but who knows? Certainly he was easy to paint; he only took about 20 minutes this afternoon.
I added a new member to the Medical Staff. Dr Watson, Barbara and fanny have been joined by Private Shifty. Wounded men are not the only thing he snags off the battlefield. Need a second hand watch? A pocket book? A cigarette case? He's your man.
Och, the Highlanders. Rather pleased with the tartan. I have a method that seems to work and gives a fair result for the effort going in.
 Finally, The Buffs. Were with Brindon Blood's Third Brigade. Fine fellows all.

And that's nearly it. Apart from a few more Highlanders, a few speciality figures and a couple of Sowars that's about all the unpainted lead I have for now. I have a gun crew and a unit of British cavalry that need repainting, then I will need to toddle off and put in an order with Tradition. More Highlanders and some more Regulars to fill out my first couple of units then some Indian Infantry will be next, I should say.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

They all look fantastic. I have no idea why, and it might have been an old movie I once say on TV late at night, but comic actor Bernard Cribbens came to mind as I read about ol' 'Shifty.'

Best Regards,


Ross Mac said...

I agree, they do look great, just right in fact.

(Who but Gunga Din? Surely no accident.)

Bloggerator said...

Thank-you fellows.

A rather enjoyable project, to be sure and with plenty pf potential to ramble off in all sorts of pleasurable directions.