Wednesday, March 19, 2014

From DaveD: 28mm 'Camelapocalypse' - Sudan Supply Column & Naval Gun Crew (165 points)


From Dave:
Its been a switch over to the Colonials for the Sudan.I had decided to make an effort on dealing with the support elements first. 
For the desert column I really wanted a decent amount of animals. So here we have a further addition. It's a screw gun carrying camel set, a 5 camels one rider, and 3 stores and water carrying mules and Sikh guards (I picked them up second hand unpainted pretty sure they are Connoisseur.) 
There is also a full shot of the supply column - total: 15 camels , 3 mules. Well it sure gives the square something to protect.

I also picked up some second hand painted Connoisseur naval brigade and guns.
So here is the first reworked one - 5 figures which I decided to repaint from scratch, the gun was pretty much done already so no points there.


Wonderful! As you say Dave, these baggage camels and mules will look perfect in the middle of a collapsing British square. I love all the assorted baggage and equipment festooned on these poor beasts. Very characterful stuff. I also really like the shots of the Gardner Gun fending off the tribesmen - brilliant!

These assorted camels, mules and Naval ratings will give Dave 165 points. Well done!

27 comments:

  1. They are cameltastic Dave. It really is a great moment when I see your work. Brilliant stuff.

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    1. Cheers Clint

      We must be making the camel manufacturers very rich between us!

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  2. That's a very nice looking column Dave. Great work as always

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  3. You have got to be kidding me; does that man every sleep! Great work Dave!

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    1. not recently.... too much coughing going on... but i can now wield a paint brush in my "near sleep"

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  4. Excellent work Dave.
    Looks like you pulling ahead now Buddy.
    The Connoisseur figure still hold a charm after all these years.
    It's funny how they now start to become compatible with the newer stuff as they were always very large figures for their day.

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    1. Thanks Kev..I also like the fact they are different as well now. with so many people using Perry stuff this adds a different dimension, and i always like Peter's stuff as it looks like it has "life" when its done.

      oh i am sure you have something else in the bag yet Kev..

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  5. Wow - wonderful work. The camel riders are really very well done

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  6. Excellent work Dave, That's what I call a proper supply column

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    1. Yeah... too right!!! that is what i wanted... well perhaps a few more to add... i want the "hospital" column as well

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  7. Brilliant! It's so good to see someone painting baggage and supply train. You hardly ever see it done yet it makes things look so much more realistic and provides so many options for scenarios, etc. Well done Dave, these are superb. Congrats on your placing too mate, very well deserved indeed.

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  8. Fantastic job once again! Nice to see non-combat units too. Not much use in a game, but sure adds a lot to the narrative!

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    1. Thanks.. YeH I think it will really make for some good scenarios.

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  9. They are fantastic, a great collection, with a lot of those camels...

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    1. Thanks Juan.... I think I have another 24 camels still in the box!!! It will some sight when done I think.

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  10. Excellent work! These camels are just superb.

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  11. Great to see all of these together. You've done a wonderful job with them. Well done Sir.

    Pip pip

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    1. Thanks, now we will have to get you and Mr Awdry along for the game I think.

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  12. amazing work they look great altogether well done

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