Sunday, 25 September 2011

Rifles!

Now when I was ordering up my 'Sharpe' characters after having read Mark Urban's wonderful book these chaps inadvertently dropped into the shopping basket!  Well having purchased a pack of their waterslide decals for the backpacks and canteens I clearly needed something to put them on.


Once again lovely detailing from 'Alban Miniatures', I particularly liked the the little touches such as repair patches on the threadbare campaign uniform and rolled up trouser legs, just enough to make the generic poses a little more special.  I have to admit that the anatomical correct scaling of the miniatures proved to be more challenging than I thought but from a distance they make a passable unit.

9 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Using these guys with Sharpe's Practice? I'll have to look at Alban these are great figs!

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  2. Very nice paintjobs and the decals look really good.

    I take it by the correct scaling its made the legs seem a little longer?

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  3. They look good and lanky, great work sir.

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  4. Lovely work! Great paint job and the decals are a great idea.

    It's nice to see realistic 28mm sculpting for a change, rather than the dwarf-like proportions of the usual suspects!

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  5. They look excellent. Like the differences in colour.
    Nice to see them painted up so well, I have them but put them away because I felt they would dissappear on the table between the other figs. Need to reconsider.

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  6. Those are great well done!

    How were the decals to fit? seem so small but great result you got there.

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  7. Many thanks for all the very positive comments.
    @Paul of the Man Cave, I'd really just got them as a distraction but I've heard good things about Sharpe Practice so might give it a go.

    @Willie, the decals where actually really easy to do, just cut carefully which is the difficult bit but then just a little water and the tip of a paintbrush were all that was needed.

    @Minimike, get them out, I'm sure you'll do a great job on them.

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