Wednesday, January 15, 2014

From JamesB: 28mm Afghan Cavalry, Bengal Lancers, Ghurkha Rifles & Ronin (377 points)


James has the most ambitious points target within the Challenge this year and to start biting into that goal he sends in this very nice mixture of figures from the North-West Frontier and Feudal Japan.

From James:
I have had a few questions about my lack of entries this year so far so just wanted to put things straight. I have three main areas that I am working on this winter the North West Frontier, The Sudan and the Zulu war. 
I had always intended to dedicate one month to each area, and with the extra week added on to the start of the challenge I started with the NWF as the tribesmen are a true irregular force. I have painted many irregular forces and found the quickest way is to break the force down to small batches (10 figures) each batch is painted the same and when all complete the figures are mixed up giving a great irregular look to the army. All this means that until all tribesmen are finished the army will not look as I wish it to. So while I have been busy painting Afghan's like a mad thing I will be showing all the Afghans in my next entry at the end of the first month (20th).
An exception to this is the mounted unit that I painted all at once but in irregular colours I have completed this unit and they form part of this entry.
The Colonial side of this conflict has been easier to paint and I have had real fun doing them in this entry I offer you a unit of Bengal Lancers which are one of my favorite units I am very happy with these and the lance pennants I scratch built myself.


I also offer you two sections of Gurkha Rifles.

Last but by no means least I have a few Ronin figures I have been painting along side all the NWF stuff.


Very nice work James. The ronin, rifles and Afghans are great but I really like the Bengal lancers with their flapping pennants and colourful turbans.

This selection of figures will give James 377 points, with extra added for the wonderful lance pennants. Well done!

24 comments:

  1. Cracking great stuff. I lso love the lancers, partly because my mother was a Bengal Lancer!
    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Ok, a Halifax Junior Bengal Lancer
      http://www.bengallancers.com/

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  2. Inspiring work. I am truly looking forward to seeing the rest at the end on the month.

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  3. What a wonderful entry James. Cracking work on all of these :)

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  4. There he is! Stunning entry James.

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  5. He swings, he hits, he scores!!! Nice job James and you're ahead of me in on fell swoop!

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  6. Top notch stuff James, especially the lancers with their colourful turbans. Making your own lance penons is great fund and I often do my own too.

    This is not intended as a criticism, I'm just interested - is there a reason your horses are all the same colour?

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    1. its quicker to do one colour, I also have two paint skemes that I stick to the one above for a brown undercoat and a red/brown colour for black undercoat

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    2. Fair enough. I figured it might be something like that but some horse units stick to a single coloured coat and my knowledge of NWF is sadly lacking. Thanks mate!

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  7. James
    Forgot to ask - what make are the colonial figures? Are they Foundry? They are supurb.
    Cheers
    PD

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    1. Yes I forgot to say in the write up that all these figures are from the Foundry North West Frontier range

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  8. Good entry James. Look forward to seeing the next lot.

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  9. These are great, looking forward to the infantry,

    Ian

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  10. Aiii, fab! Then Bengal lancers are a highlight. (*orders some for himself*)

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  11. Love the Ronin JB, not sure about the Khaki horses though, lol, but nice work on the lancers.

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  12. Top work - Great painting and very inspiring!

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  13. 377 points in one submission! Al superbly done!

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