Thursday, 21 February 2013

Mounted Camel Corps Command





Just the briefest of posts to 'show off' part of my latest entry for the '3rd Annual Painting Challenge'; the Mounted Camel Corps Command group of from the lovely 'Perry Miniatures' Sudan range.



What I've loved about the Painting Challenge is that it has got me painting bits and pieces that have been sitting around for an age; these were in fact part of two sets that I picked up at 'Salute 2011' for goodness sake!  I managed to get the one of the sets started back in May 2011, but was only brought to a conclusion in July last year as can be seen here; so to finally get the second set off the painting table is a bit of a relief! 


I have to confess that I was really leased with the way the camels came out and even more so when I saw them in conjunction with the earlier set - the makings of a proper force, no less.  Now we just have to wait for the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry' to name them!





67 comments:

  1. As someone who has painted a fair few camels myself I must congratulate you on these. Splendid!

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    1. What a wonderful compliment, particularly from a man who knows his camels.

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  2. Wonderful miniatures! ;-)

    Marzio.

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    1. Thank you Marizio, very kind of you Sir.

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  3. Fantastic job on these wonderful models Michael.

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    1. Incredibly kind of you Jason, thank you.

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  4. Wonderful stuff Michael, every time you post something from Perry's sudan range it gets me more inclined to start a Sudan project!

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    1. Too kind Sir, but they are wonderfully tempting aren't they.

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  5. Great work and great paint Michael
    Greeting .

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  6. The newly painted slot right in with the ones from last year, even the camels, I salute you!

    Ian

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  7. Those camels do look excellent. Very subtle changes in colour transitions really make them look alive. I also like the muted reds you used on the blankets. Great poses on these figures as well.

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    1. Thank you Anne, really felt that I got the whole blending effect off to a tee on these.

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  8. What a superb looking unit. The camels are excellent.

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  9. Another outstanding paintjob, those camels look quite cute (unlike some of the dirty great big spitting brutes I've encountered in the past). Will be very eyecatching on the tabletop.

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Strangely cute; I think hat is why the SMA keeps wanting to name them.

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  10. The camels are just amazing very lifelike. The overall effect is brilliant.

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    1. Incredibly kind of you Andrew, thank you.

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  11. Michael, these are beautiful. When you war game them do you "fight" them as is mounted, or have dismounted replacements?

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    1. Thank you so much Scott, I was quite upset to find out that they unit fought as infantry, the camel were purely to get them from A-B!

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  12. Superb stuff, Michael. I must do some more Soodan meself. I fabcy doing a few more Guards in Experimental Khaki.

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    1. Oh Experimental Khaki eh? Where you go, I will inevitably follow and a huge thank you Mark.

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  13. These are superb Michael. As many have noted, the camels are exceptional.

    I've just started reading a good book on the Sudan, 'Khartoum: the ultimate imperial adventure' by Michael Asher. I've only devoured a few chapters but really enjoying it.

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    1. Thank you for both the kind words and the great reference, will certainly be adding that to the book list.

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  14. VERY nicely done Michael - these are a triumph!

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

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    1. Thank you Frank, very kind of you Sir.

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  15. Brilliant job Michael. I agree the tones of the camels are simply splendid.

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  16. Excellent painting Michael, I like the way you've painted the camels faces, very cool!

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    1. Thank you Ray, I was really pleased how they came out.

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  17. Lovely figures. Plus your current read "Flashman at the Charge" is, in my opinion, the best of the lot. The border guards comments at the Pass in the final chapter is classic!

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    1. Matt that is very kind of you, but I shall resist the urge to fast forward to the final chapter.

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  18. Hi Michael,

    it's great to see some new models from your gifted hands. Once again a great painbtjob and a set of great miniatures.

    Cheers
    Monty

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    1. Too kind Monty, too kind, but thank you Sir!

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  19. Those camels are just amazing, great work!
    Phil.

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  20. I never thought I would say this about camels but they are gorgeous. Well worth the wait.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you Pat, perhaps a little too cute!

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  21. Michael, your camels are amazing!
    Panagiotis.

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  22. Great work there Michael with the grey uniforms and lovely work on the camels.

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  23. One thing people hardly ever seem to get right are camel skin colours... but you nailed them!!! Top work!

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    1. Probably more by luck than judgement, but very kind of you to say so.

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  24. Bloody amazing humps and figures my friend!

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    1. Thank you my good man, very kind of you to say so.

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  25. Fabulous figures Michael - nicely done!

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  26. Fabulous figures Michael - nicely done indeed!

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  27. Nice work Michael...especially the color of the camels

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    1. Thank you Captain, I was really pleased with the way they turned out.

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  28. Congratulation. Exactly the sort of obscure stuff I like. Well presented and the painting is brilliant.

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    1. Oh I just love obscure! Thank you though.

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  29. Your camels will be the new bench mark by which all other camels shall be measured...stunning work that man. You've got the flesh tones on those troopers spot on as well. It doesnt get any better than that.

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    1. That Sir, is incredibly high praise, I am truly flattered.

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  30. Gosh, Michael, I don't know how I missed this post the other day. Wow - spectacular looking figures. You should be very pleased with the camels - as well as the riders and basing. I've yet to paint up a camel, but these are surely impressive and a great study. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean, really kind of you to say so.

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  31. Lovely job on your Camel Corps. I need to get some of these for my force. :)

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