Sunday, 29 April 2012

Indian Hill Tribesmen


As this will probably be the last post for April in seems only right and proper to continue the Indian Mutiny theme to the end of the month.  These three are from 'Wargames Foundry's' Indian Hill Tribesmen range and were original bought as part of 'Flashman's Follies' all the way back in January.  


As with the previous miniatures from this range they really were rather well sculpted with bags of character and plenty of opportunities for creative use of colour, albeit heavily influenced from the usual source material and some period prints found on the infoweb.  What with the chap wearing the poshteen and loading his jezail, it would not be too much of a stretch to see them doubling up as Afghan Hillmen as well.  

It was also a great excuse to dig out the old 'Rocky Outcrop' and have them clamber all over it again!


The month of May promises to be a much more diverse month with regard to painting and modelling; although there are  so many ongoing projects to complete the 'Salute' purchases are proving to be far too tempting to resist  and have already muscled their way onto the paint queue!  It certainly promises to be interesting!

I've also just noticed that the counter at the bottom of the page has just ticked over 40,000 hits!  Wow, thank you all that pop by and read these inane ramblings, especially those that take the time to leave comments.  It makes all the difference.

41 comments:

  1. These are amazing, love what you have done with these figures!

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  2. Great paint jobs! I really like the facial expression of the chap raising his fist. You can almost hear him cursing the British Dogs!

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  3. MIchael

    Beautiful paint job. I have some of the same figures painted, and now feel rather inadequate.

    Cheers

    PD

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    1. Thank you Peter and welcome. The last thing I would want is to make anyone feel inadequate; I must be one of the slowest and most erratic painters, so if you ever manage to finish a project then you are one up on me! ;)

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  4. Fantastic! If only Foundry pricing were a little more sensible...

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    1. Tell me about it!!! Thank you by the way :)

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  5. Some top painting!!!! And well done on the 40K!!!

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  6. Nice work on these, some of your most effective I think, they really look great. Those really do look fun to paint :)

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  7. I'm echoing PD's comment. I also have some of the same miniatures, but your paint work is much better than mine!
    Very nice!
    Foundry's figures are a mixed bag as far as sculpting and scale and all go, but I do like their Hill Tribesmen. I always wait until they have one of their deals, like 20% off, often with free shipping if you buy a set ("army" or whatever it is) or a book as well.

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    1. Thank you and I do exactly the same with Foundry special offers! Sadly they don't seem to come around nearly often enough!

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  8. Bloody hell they look good!!!! I love that green you´ve used..I´m now suitably jealous :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  9. They are beautiful Michael, really colourful. Excellent stuff!

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    1. Thanks Dave, really pleased with these but they seem to take an age to finish!

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  10. Great work Michael the figure with the clenched fist is my favorite the colours you have used really make them stand out!
    The rockey outcrop also looks great did you make that?

    Willie

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    1. Thanks Willie; yes I did the rocky outcrop. It was heavily inspired by another blogger. I've put a link to an earlier post in the main body of the text.

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  11. Cracking Paintjob Michael. Nice and colourful

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  12. Beautifully done - not 100% sold with the pink - but the clenched fist guy in particular is a triumph.

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Mmmm, you might be right about the pink, clearly going through my pastel stage. ;)

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  13. Lovely work, Michael. The figures have bags of character and the painting is top notch.

    Well done on the 40 thou, too!

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  14. Wonderful work and nice total on the hit o meter!

    Christopher

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  15. Top notch quality as always Michael.

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  16. The red turban and puggaree with the yellow stripe is excellent. Your skin tones are very well done, too.

    A good looking set of banchuts, sahib!

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  17. Pieces of art! They look like paintings. The level of detail...stupendous!

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  18. Awesome stuff Michael. Very very nice work indeed.

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  19. Look at those faces, bloody great work Michael!

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    1. Thanks Fran, really pleased with these.

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  20. I think these are really British Officers or maybe Flashman himself on a covert operation with their face and hands blacked up. How do I know this..........Their blue eyes.
    I painted mine using army painter and when I compare them with these, the quality of your paintwork really shows through. Superb.

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  21. Thank you Pat for your very kind words of encouragement. I am tempted to make the eyes blue! ;)

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  22. They are lovely painted figures there and really look the part. I think that you could use them fro Afghans or North Indian tribesmen easily.

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  23. Fantastic painting, Michael. These guys just scream "AMBUSH" from the rocky gullies of Kandahar and Jalalabad. They're a great addition to anyone's collection - they're fantastic. Have you thought about adding the Rani of Jansi yet? :)

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  24. Perfection!

    Really love your painting on these. The presentation and the nifty piece of scenery together with your photographic skills make this a real winner.

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  25. Excellent painted figures! Pat mentioned the blue eyes, so one of them could be Laurence?

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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