Tuesday, February 11, 2014

From SamuliS: 28mm Victorian Science Fiction Ottomans (50 points)


From Samuli:
Change of subject again with a small company of VSF Ottoman's for In Her Majesty's Name. These guys are from Lead Adventure and they great castings with plenty of detail. They are part of the Ottoman Special Operation Services (SOS) formed of some of the most highly decorated Janissaries of the Sultanate.
These buggers took a lot longer to paint than I anticipated as there is just so much detail on them and I constantly had to go back to paint something that I hadn't noticed earlier. Still a pleasure to paint and bringing a bit of change from the larger projects that I have going on.
Leading the company is Colonel Mehmet Pasha who persuaded the Sultan to let him form a small team for special operations after seeing what the Prussian Society of Thule was able to achieve. Keeping order in the company is Sergeant Yahya who had gained fame leading a desperate last stand against overwhelming odds. He survived, but lost his arm, which has now been replaced by a mechanical prothesis made by the Ottoman Master Engineers.

Responsible for the Company's heavy support is Corporal Seyit. A well known strongman who proved his strength by carrying shells to his 240mm naval gun. He is equipped with a new rocket launcher that is normally meant for a team of two. Medics of the company traditionally don't carry any weaponry except for the Janissary scimitar which they also use to treat unfortunate casualties.


Rest of the company is formed of veteran Janissaries who are supplied by the best that the Sultanate can muster. From the latest self-loading rifles to machine guns, they are prepared to deal with whatever threatens their beloved Sultan and his empire.



How incredibly fun! I love the figures from Lead Adventure as their sculpts typically have stacks and stacks of character and these guys certainly don't disappoint. Without a doubt the main characters are wonderful what with their bionics and hand cannons, but even the lowly squadies have so much to discover. I particularly like the fellow with the hooka pipe and the other with the portable gattling gun (!). And really, who can deny any figures who's are rocking the fez like these guys?

These formidable Ottoman Special Operatives will give Samuli 50 points.

20 comments:

  1. Splendid brushwork! Amusing bunch of figures I must say.

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  2. Wow these are cool really great painting just brings them to life well done

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  3. I just adore these figures. I wanted to get in on the Kickstarter, but didn't have the funds at the time. They look splendid in those vibrant colours!

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  4. Fantastic! I just love me some Ottomans and you've done the awesome detail proud :-)

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  5. Whimsical figures and great fun. Very steampunk in look and painting.

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  6. Wonderful paintwork on these Samuli. They look like a fun faction to play.

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  7. Thanks for bringing this to us.
    Great job. Lots of character.
    Cheers

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  8. Excellent fun. Really a tremendous addition to any table! Super paintwork, Samuli!

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  9. Steampunk Ottomans always have to be win. And you've certainly done these justice, they look bloody gorgeous, lovely bold colours done effectively. Brilliant. As you say, they're full of character

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  10. Very well painted, full of character too

    ian

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  11. Splendid chaps those, well done Sir!
    Cheers,
    Craig

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  12. Great work! I was waiting to see them finished till you posted some WIP's on your blog and I must say it was worth the wait.

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  13. Absolutely superb sir. You must be thrilled with how they turned out...

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  14. Very nice, your IHMN games must be a sight.

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