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!