Sunday, 25 September 2016

Flash Harry


Fabulous gaming day yesterday, although Southern Rail conspired to make the journey there and back harder than it needed to be!  We managed a solitary game of Black Plague, by way of an introduction to new players, but it ended up taking over four hours to complete; a lot of fun and a lot of laughs were had by all.  Although no report from me, I thought that I would continue with another Victorian themed post and share my efforts on a rather splendid miniature from 'Wargames Illustrated'.
This is one of their Giants in Miniature, a limited edition miniature loosely entitled, 'Flash' Harry.  Quoting directly from the company's website: "‘Flash’ Harry is depicted here in the uniform of an officer from the East India Company on service during the First Anglo-Afghan War but he could equally be found at the Charge of the Light Brigade, out in the American West or amongst European nobility. Considered a hero across the British Empire, he is happy to cultivate this image whilst retaining the ability to flee from battle as often as not. He is known as a fine proponent of the sword and rides very well, in more ways than one. When cornered, he will fight to preserve his life but much prefers the art of fast talking and faster running. As a man, he is a rake and a cad. As a symbol, he is the man others wish to be."
Another one of those 'must have' purchases, 'Flash' Harry seemed another fitting post in a week dominated by the release of Daniel Mersey's Colonial skirmish rules, 'The Men Who Would Be Kings'.

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79 comments:

  1. That is a lovely bit of painting.

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  2. top job, he almost looks "heroic"

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  3. He is fabulous, love the tunic colour

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, a touch of orange in the final highlight.

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  4. Splendid piece of work, Sir!
    Especially the face is utterly brilliant.

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    1. Thank you so much Stefan, I was particularly pleased with how the face came out.

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  5. He is remarkable character that`s for sure. :)
    Nice painting!

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  6. Such a nice figure and painted as good as it could possibly be.

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  7. Lovely! Mine is still waiting his turn on Matt's painting table...

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    1. Thank you Gordon, I have no doubt Matt will do a stunning job on yours.

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  8. What a dam fine figure of a man - expertly painted of course.

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  9. Cracking paintjob on a lovely mini!

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  10. Lovely bit of work Michael, love the quote..."Rides very well..in more ways than one" The cad, I love it!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, it has been far too long since I read any of the Flashgun stories - they fail to raise a smile.

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    2. I meant of course Flashman, damned auto correct!

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  11. A man want to be and women want to be with!!

    It is no accident that my Mordheim warband is lead by lord Crashart with his expectionally fine trousers!!!

    Woof woof!!

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  12. Both the paintjob and sculpt are full of character. Nicely done!

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  13. Great pain tjob as usual Michael.

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  14. Lovely job on the old reprobate!
    Cheers, PD

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    1. He is very dear to my heart old Flashy so thank you Peter.

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  15. There is some fine moustache acting at work on that chap.

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    1. I understand that is one of his least offensive attributes. ;)

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  16. Damn fine.. I need Flash for derive in the Sudan!

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  17. Fantastic work! I'm thinking of grabbing him for a Christmas present for my father.

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    1. And a splendid gift it will be too. I see North Star still have him listed as in stock.

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  18. Superb work sir, lovely tone on the jacket.

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  19. The Flash Cove to a tee! Nicely done.

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  20. He is very 'flash'. Your painting has brought him to life Michael.
    Pat.

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  21. Deep down we all admire Harry for something :-)
    Wonderful miniature of a great character, Michael. Well done.

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  22. Excellent work with the bristles and paint Michael!

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  23. Another stunning piece Michael! I'm really quite taken by his bright red uniform.

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    1. Thank you Nick, I was really pleased with this one.

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  24. A great paintjob on a great miniature! I still have a series of Flashies somewhere and will need to paint them up anytime soon as well.

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    1. Thank you Sander looking forward to seeing yours at some time.

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  25. Quite splendid. I could use a tutorial from you sometime on how to paint red coats, as it is a bit of an arcane art.
    I admire the facial character you've achieved. Lovely brushwork.
    And he has great hair - almost as good as a certain US presidential hopeful!

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    1. Thank you Michael, at some point I must try and do some sort of tutorial, but in the interim I can tell you that it starts as a base of cavalry brown, red, and then a little touch of orange in the final highlight.

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  26. That's an admirably sculpted and painted figure, Michael.

    Myself, I have another version of this same cad, but I am not certain I ever finished painting him. The mumping coward keeps running and hiding from the brushes, I daresay.

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    1. Thank you kind Sir, that cad, I do hope that you manage to track him down before too long.

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  27. Hola
    Gran pequeña obra de arte si señor
    un saludo

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  28. And in a FLASH he was gone! Another wonderful figure Michael. Your sure making it hard to avoid buying these!

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    1. My apologies Terry, but it really is a lovely miniature you will not regret it. ;)

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  29. A very nice figure, based on the cinematic version of Flashman, as played by Malcolm McDowell. The literary version's hair was of considerably darker hue. But could also be a certain Lord Flashheart, so double duty figure. I might have to look at this range again...

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    1. You are of course spot on Jez, perhaps the hair has been bleached by sun? ;)

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  30. Beautifully done Sir M....I'm just surprised you didn't save him for one of splendid monster point nicker models in the painting Challenge??

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  31. Beautiful painting, but I'm particularly intrigued by the bush in front of him. Is that home built or a purchased piece?

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    1. Thank you, the bush is from Tajima1 Miniatures and is one of their 'Leafy Tufts - Autumn Mix'.
      http://www.tajima1.co.uk/

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  32. What an impressive figure he cuts! I sent away for one of my own, and I hope I can do him justice. Well done Sir!

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    1. I have no doubt that you will Ev, he is a joy to paint.

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  33. Your painting of this mini's face was spot on. Great work!

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  34. Great looking sculp that you've once more brought to life.

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