Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Colonel Burnaby and a thank you.


Just time to squeeze in one more, loosely themed Victorian post before we embark on all things undead and usher in ‘Zomtober 2016’.  Perhaps not too surprisingly the heroic actions of Frederick Gustavus Burnaby Esq. have been reported here at ‘28mm Victorian Warfare’ before in both ‘Burnaby & Fiends’ (sic.) and ‘The Man, the Legend, the Title Banner!’
This latest incarnation comes courtesy of my good friend and fellow Blogger Stefan* who packaged up the illustrious Victorian hero and sent him over to dear old Blighty.  I understand that he was a special edition miniature that accompanied 'Warlord Games' 'Blood on the Nile' Black Powder supplement, when purchased through the ‘Perry Miniatures’ site. 
*A.K.A. Monty of the splendid ‘Monty’s Caravan’ blog.
Obviously I was thrilled to have this miniature to add to my collection, but somewhat embarrassed that it has taken me so long to get around to painting him, nonetheless thank you Stefan!  Just for comparison I have photographed him with my other version and then it just seemed churlish not to invite some old friends along to the shoot!



62 comments:

  1. Very nicely done, and I love that first image

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    1. Thank you Roy, I seem to spend longer tinkering with the photographs than painting the miniatures these days.

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  2. Top work there Mr Awdry! Very nice indeed.

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    1. Thank you Martin, he certainly was a splendid chap.

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  4. Very nice figures and I also like the "still-leben" with the setting.Feels very victorian.

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    1. Thank you kind sir, it is a great effect and has proved very useful.

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  5. Excellent, about time the Sudan made an appearance!

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    1. Thank you, definitely overdue, my apologies Sir.

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  6. Excellent painting and photos!

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  7. Super figures and so well painted.

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    1. You are very kind Michał, thank you.

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  9. Both figures are very nicely painted and they are definitely boosting my motivation to paint something Victorian. :)

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    1. Thank you Nimrod and thrilled to hear that they may have inspired you to paint something Victorian.

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  10. Quality paint-jobs on two quality castings, Sir Awdry. What a tip top gesture by Stefan too!!

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    1. Thank you so much Simon, I was very fortunate to have received him, so the least I could do was to paint him up.

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  11. The punch line of his joke had better be real funny! Nice job, Sir.

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    1. If it's not he's certainly going to get the point!

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  12. Lovely! I much prefer this version to the Warlord Games one (which is the one I have).

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    1. Of the two, this certainly my favourite too.

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  13. Lovely sepia toned image to start the entry! More excellent brushwork & he will certainly be a thorn in the natives sides.

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  14. Very nice work on Burnaby. :)

    I always marvel at your excellent painting Michael. :)

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    1. What an incredibly kind thing to say, thank you.

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  15. That's a great looking pair Michael. Hopefully their adventures will be as splendid as your painting of them.

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  16. Damn impressive and well done Stefan!

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    1. Thank you and absolutely, he is a wonderful chap that Stefan.

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  17. Great looking miniature Michael! You've done the sculpt justice. And terribly nice of Stefan as well to send you the mini!

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    1. Thank you and I was certainly very lucky to receive such a fine gift.

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  18. Absolutly splendid, minis and photos!

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  19. I am sure Stefan will be very pleased with your painting of that rather spiffing figure

    Ian

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  20. Stefan is a good chap, no question. Love the scene you've assembled, though I fear our hero has the odds stacked against him, despite his spiffy paint job.

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  21. A Cracking addition to your collection - lovely job
    What a jolly good chap Stefan is!

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  22. Great painting as always as well as an excellent composition in that first photograph :)

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  23. Fabulous work your back in your element with this period!

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  24. Fantastic paint job on a wonderful figure. Should look sensational in your excellent collection.

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  25. Great take on that figure! You've surpassed yourself I dare say.

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  26. Very nice paint job there sir.

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  27. What a top notch figure, superbly painted Sir.

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  28. What a top notch figure, superbly painted Sir.

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  29. I'm glad to see that you painted good ol' Burnaby in both incarnations. It's a wonderful piece for your collection and I'm glad to have been able to contribute the raw metal.

    And yes, it's the special miniatures the Perrys sell when ordering the book via their online shop.

    Cheerio!
    Stefan

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