Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Naval Brigade Artillery




Having had the good fortune and foresight to have had the school holidays coincide with the start date of the '4th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge', I found myself blessed with a couple of days of dedicated painting time, once of course a substantial amount of family and festive related duties were completed first! This invaluable time was just what I needed to get my challenge off and running and what better choice of subject matter than a return to the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and the always enjoyable 'Mutineer Miniatures'.


 Having had some success with the Naval Brigade, back in 2012 (was it really that long ago? See 'In the Navy' & 'Naval Brigade Command') it seemed about time that my jolly Jack Tars were given some much needed support in the shape of this 18/24lb siege gun and crew.


There is a reassuring quality to all that 'Mutineer Miniatures' produce and these fine sculpts are no exception; they were certainly a joy to work with having very little flash and good strong poses.  It has also been a refreshing change to return to the Victorian era and a more historically bias; frighteningly it was August when I last posted any such miniatures that could fit these parameters!  


70 comments:

  1. good job!
    i realy like the painting and the poses.
    bye

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  2. Very nice work...including basement!

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    1. Thank you Phil, I do enjoy basing miniatures and take time on them.

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  3. Well done Michael , another great model .
    Greetings .

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  4. Very nice piece of work Michael!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, it was nice to get back to the historical stuff too.

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  5. Gorgeous work Michael.
    I am not worthy.
    Cheers
    PD

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  6. Nice work, Mr. Awdry. When the competition is completed you should fire off a round from this artillery piece in celebration of completing the race.

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    1. Now there's a great idea, thank you.

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  7. Smashing work, that. I've some Royal Artillery chaps from Empress Miniatures that need a lick of paint. Perhaps this will inspire me to work on them next.

    I should have some 15mm Naval Brigade troops done this afternoon, and hope to post photos of them soon.

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    1. I do hope so, I will certainly be looking out for them!

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  8. Very, very cool gun and crew, Michael. The stacked cannon balls is nice detail too. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you Dean, the balls come with the artillery piece and really help to finish off the base.

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  9. This is very well done Michael and a fitting subject for your return to history.

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    1. Thank you Robert, much appreciated.

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  10. Very nice work sir, on the downside you find that the postman will be delivering you a 'distraction'. We wouldn't want 2014 to start in a straight forward fashion - lol.

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    1. Thank you and yes the postman has deposited a little parcel - we may need to discuss this in more detail! Thank you so much.

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  11. Formidable details, especially like the attention to the dusted edges on the clothes. Inspiring!

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    1. Thank you, that initially started as an idea to make the whites look more interesting.

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  12. Very nice brushwork, I really like that grey on the gun carriage.

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    1. Thank you Brian, the gun carriage is a Foundry palette - it does exactly what it says on the tin!

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  13. Nice models and you have done them justice. I have been very tempted by Muskateer Miniatures products having discovered them recently.

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    1. Thank you John, not sure I dare go and have a look at Musketeer Miniatures, they prove just too tempting!

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  14. I always have a soft spot fpr the Naval brigade and this cannon is great!

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    1. Thank you, they are certainly some of my favourites.

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    1. Thank you Terry, that is very kind of you.

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  16. What a wonderful set of chaps you have there.

    Cheers!

    Jan

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  17. Fabulous as always! It provides me with some useful inspiration to get the next phase of my own Mutiny project moving! Well done, Sir!

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    1. Thank you Al, looking forward to seeing more of your Mutiny collection.

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  18. A wonderful vignette! It will not end well for whoever is on the receiving end of this monster.

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    1. It certainly looks like it would pack a punch!

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  19. Very nice Michael... artillery pieces like this make for great little vignettes

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    1. Thank you Scott, it really is a lovely set.

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  20. Excellent job! I always find painting artillery stressful but I think I want one of those!

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    1. I know what you mean, I've been putting this off for some time now, I think it is because of all the composite parts - crew, gun ramage etc. That said I'm always pleased when they finally come together.

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  21. Beautiful work there Michael!

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  22. These little vignettes of yours are masterpieces!
    Panagiotis.

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    1. That is really kind of you to say so, thank you.

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  23. Terrific work Michael. I especially like the way you've painted the stack of cannonballs. I would merely have painted them flat black, as I lack imagination. I also admire the white lines on the blue naval jacket bibs. Very impressive.

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    1. Thank you Michael, I hadn't really considered what colour the shot was, I assumed if it was freshly cast that it might still have a metallic hue to it.

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  24. Fantastic work Michael. I really like the look of that crew. You've done them justice with your paints sir!
    Rod

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  25. Nice models and a superb paintjob on them.
    Excellent, Sir !

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  26. Fantastic paintjob on this artillery Michael!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  27. That looks pretty realistic, Michael excellent work

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  28. I love this Michael and as to me its so the period and very nicely painted too

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