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Offline Arteis

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2018, 04:28:30 AM »
The best suggestion so far are the Foundry ones - they have the right look about them for the 1860s period.
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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2018, 04:42:25 PM »
the best way to convert in navy's guys is to use Redoubt ACW range.

You can choose the heads. So just check their range and pick the pack (uniform) that could fit the job.  ;)

i do that for a convict's chain gang. I use their ACW enginners and use the paint job to make them looks like what i wanted.



With "shirt" uniform, you can use the ACW artillerymen too

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Offline Arteis

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #17 on: January 27, 2018, 11:07:52 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys. There were some really nice figures.  In the end, the ones I thought best fitted the bill were the Foundry set, so I ordered them last night.  



HMCS 'Avon' is now pretty well ready and waiting for its crew (apart from an Armstrong gun that I still need to fit on the foredeck). She'll soon be chugging up and down the Waikato and Waipa Rivers for my games set in the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s.


Offline SABOT

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2018, 11:45:31 PM »
That is top notch splendid.
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Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2018, 12:53:39 AM »
Excellent little gunboat.  I wish you well with your games.

Offline miltiades

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 06:24:08 AM »
wonderful. A great inspiration

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2018, 07:36:14 AM »
I like the gunboat! Very well painted, and with this well chosen backdrop it looks real! 
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Offline Mike1879

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2018, 09:12:40 AM »
Very impressive!!!

Offline Alistair

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2018, 06:48:08 PM »
For 1890s gunboat personnel, I use Perry's Gatling and Gardiner gun crews.

The officer works well as a gunboat lieutenant/commander.

The figures standing without holding anything make good deck hands or they can be adapted using green stuff.

Offline Arteis

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Re: Officer and crew figures for colonial gunboat?
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 06:43:18 AM »
Thanks for the comments, guys. The photo of 'Avon' was taken very simply - she is just sitting on top of a fence railing in my back yard, with the trees in our garden as a backdrop.  The old wood almost looks like the murky waters of the Waikato River.



 

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