Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Captured Krupp


To start the week, I'm showcasing another of my earlier entries for the 'The Fourth Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge', this time a captured and shackled Egyptian Crew loading a Krupp 6pdr with Beja overseer for my ever growing Sudan collection. 


It won't come as a surprise to many to hear that these 'Perry Miniatures' sculpts are wonderful to paint up with plenty of fabulous detail to snag the brush, but I have to confess that they really are a pig to get ready to begin with!  Even after the customary clipping and filing, I still noticed extraneous flash and mould lines when I started painting - perhaps a bit more effort required on my behalf!  Painted, pretty much as you would expect, all accept the Beja overseer who has been given a rather natty blue waistcoat.  Now where did I put those camels? 


52 comments:

  1. Fine paint and great details i love this skin colors , great vignette on more time , great work Michael !
    Cheers .
    Vincent .

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    1. Thank you Vincent, I really enjoyed this one.

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  2. Stunning ! Captured Crew might be a appropriate title:)

    Greate work and a very amusing artillery piece !

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  3. Great work Michael, a wonderful addition to your collection.

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    1. Thank you Mr Smillie, loved this little group.

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  4. Great looking vignette - the closer I look the more the piece comes alive. The guy with the club terrorizing the chained crew conveys the brutality. A museum-quality piece. Dean

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    1. Dean that is really kind of you, although the praise really goes to the sculptor.

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  5. Really nice looking piece and some of your usual great base work to tie it all together.

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    1. Thank you Brian, I do like a good base.

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  6. That looks great. I really do like your work.

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    1. Clint, that is incredibly kind of you - thank you.

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  7. Great work as we all came to expect from you.

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  8. What a beautiful work Michael...Congrats!

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    1. Phil, that is really kind of you to say so.

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  9. wonderful work, it tells a story by itself!
    bye

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  10. Lovely work that tells a moving story! Shackled to a cannon, that is a sorry end.

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    1. No escape fro these chaps, thank you Monty.

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  11. Beautiful, sir. The eyes on the character looking up and out of my screen went straight into my heart! (Picture #4)

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    1. Thank you Jay, they really were a delight to work on and I'm just glad I did the sculpt some justice.

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  12. Great work Michael, you are not alone in the sudden appearance of extra flash and mould lines on perry figures, I swear my Napoleonics laugh at me every time I start another unit

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    1. I'm glad to hear it's not just me and thank you Andrew, much appreciated.

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  13. Lovely job Michael...I will add it to my army any time!

    And yes the Perry casts are sh1t

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    1. Praise indeed from the Prince of the Sudan! Thank you Dave.

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  14. The detail on these is awe inspiring

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  15. I love this model. I really enjoyed working on mine and you obviously did too. Cracking work as always sir.

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    1. You are absolutely right Millsy, such a great piece to get your teeth into.

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  16. great work! That Beja "motivator" really adds live to the piece!

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    1. He is an evil looking one! Thank you too.

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  17. Wonderful Michael! A fantastic stand!

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  18. Splendid..full of character!

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    1. Thank you, really enjoyed putting this one together.

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  19. Another wonderful entry Michael, but seeing all these Colonial models you've been painting, I've yet to see them on the battlefield! I am guessing the shackled crew would not be very accurate, going more for speed.

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    1. Thank you Terry, and that of course id my weakness - happy collecting and painting, but reluctant to finish anything! Still one day...

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  20. Hola
    Magnifica,si señor
    un saludo

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  21. A wonderful vignette, Michael!
    Great work.

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