Tuesday, January 7, 2014

From MichaelA: Sudanese Camel Riders & Captured Krupp Gun (55 points)



It seems Michael stole some time from the eggnog and mince pies to complete these wonderful additions to his colonial Sudan collection.

From Michael:

After a wonderfully relaxing Christmas and New Year, I have finally managed to cobble together another entry and this time it is a welcome return to the Sudan.  Mounted Beja on camels with spears and sword and a captured and shackled Egyptian Crew loading Krupp 6pdr with Beja overseer.  
Boyz out cruising for hawt Victorian gypsy girls...
The Perry sculpts really are a joy to work with as has been said on many occasion, but they are a pig to get ready to begin with!  Even after the customary clipping and filing, I still noticed extraneous flash and mould lines when I started painting - perhaps a bit more effort required on my behalf to begin with!  
Painted, pretty much as you would expect, all accept the Beja overseer who has been given a rather natty blue waistcoat in homage to GregB's identical entry last year.

Lovely work Michael. I really like the camels and their jaunty riders but that captured gun crew is always a crowd pleaser. The fellow cringing with the rammer reminds me of how I typically feel by the end of the workweek.

These excellent models will give Michael 55 points, building up his lead in the Victorian-themed challenge. Greg, pick it up buddy! You're getting your pith helmet handed to you by these Brits!

32 comments:

  1. Great stuff I have the same models plus a few more in the lead pile to do next month when its Sudan month for me
    Peace James

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  2. That is just awesome Michael! And the blue coat on the Madhist "overseer" is lovely!

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  3. Very nice, good to the the return of the Sudan.

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  4. Very Nice indeed. I see I am no longer the Camel master, You have taken that title now. Excellent work.

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    1. Not that I ever was the camel master!

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    2. Clint, you Michael and GregB are all camel masters in my books.

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  5. Here's that classic Michael Awdry style that I love so much. Crisp, clean, perfect. I am particularly impressed with the skin tones on these.

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  6. I was wondering when we'd see these. Superb!

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  7. Wicked stuff Michael.
    Great entry, I love the tones on the camels

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  8. Superb pieces by Michael! Those shackled guys evoke a lot of emotion.

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  9. Great stuff, these look excellent.

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  10. Very nice. I was just going to add my adulation for the camels. Exceptional job.

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  11. Excellent work, and very nice basing.

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  12. Absolutely awesome! The camels look superb.

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  13. They are wonderful, really wonderful.

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  14. wow! These are great! Love the ragged look of the guncrew - skin n bones!

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  15. Thank you all, they were great to do.

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  16. Aha, wunderbar! These are quite excellent, it is a joy to see you back in the Sudan.

    You'll never guess what's on my painting table right now...

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  17. Excellent work, Michael. Splendid camels. The real things are hideous to sit on - a more smelly and bad tempered creature I have never come across than the one I rode when in Egypt - but you've made yours look majestic, and far more preferable than the real thing!

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