Saturday, December 21, 2013

From PhilH: 28mm Mahdist Infantry (33 points)


A veteran Challenger, Phil starts his gambit with a fine group of Mahdists (also serving in response to Michael's previous Indian Mutiny figures).

From Phil:
I start my tally with these six Perry plastic Mahdists. I started with a larger batch but realised part way through that I wasn't going to get them all done before the weekend. Two Nile Arab riflemen and four Beja tribesmen to bolster my existing units - I'd like to get them all to 10.
The skin as always has been done according to the guide on the Perry website, involving a dark grey base and multiple washes, and the jibbehs a mixture of off-white and tan shades.  

With over 40 foot Mahdists completed already, I've started converting some, including three of this lot. I'm also trying to add details like coloured hems for more variety. The flag is from Flag Dude, it isn't glued on to this fella as I need some more and would like to use these large ones for command stands and pick up some slightly smaller ones for standard bearers in units.

Great work Phil! You must have enough of these fellows to play some larger Black Powder games now.

These six Mahdi will give Phil a base of 30 points but I'm adding another 3 for the conversions that he's done. This will help to close the gap with Michael for your Victorian Duel.

27 comments:

  1. These look very good I especially like the dark folds in the cloth. Good luck in giving Michael a run for his money.

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    1. I suspect I'll need it - I was too generous offering all Victoriana methinks!

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  2. Lovely figs and a lovely paint job. Makes me want to get mine out to play!

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    1. And very fine yours are too! Can never have too many mahdists

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    2. I've got a measly 120. Perhaps I need more? :-)

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  3. These can look quite simple or boring but you have really made them the exact opposite

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian. I find these satisfying to paint, partly because they're pretty quick for me to churn out.

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  4. Excellent start. Love the flag too. I tried to get some once but gave up after long wai and lots of chasing.. pity really.

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  5. Cheers for the kind words Curt. I think I've over 50 plastics completed now, plus some metal spear and riflemen. A couple more units would do nicely, particularly as there are quite a few more Anglo-Egyptian units to do!

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  6. Great work got to love a bit of Sudan action

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    1. Cheers James, looking forward to seeing your hordes.

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  7. Beautiful details on these Phil, I especially love the hems (I might have to steel that idea!).

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    1. Thanks Michael. A few little details breaks things up a bit. You may see quite a few more if I'm to keep up with you

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  8. Nice work on these figures and I like the skin tone. That flag is marvelous!

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    1. This is the method I use for very dark African skin, I think it comes our well, if subtle and very hard to photograph!
      http://www.perry-miniatures.com/pages.php?page=painting-dark-african-skin

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    1. Yeah, pixelation aside I love the say of Flag dude's offerings, great flutter on them too

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    1. Cheers Greg. What are you planning to answer with?

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  11. Very nice painting work, fantastic!!!

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  12. Great looking Mahdists, and that flag is really eye-catching!

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