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Author Topic: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated May 24th)  (Read 8264 times)

Offline Deano

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Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated May 24th)
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:46:51 AM »
The start of a new side project. Death in the Dark Continent in 15mm. First up a unit of Zulu War British from Khurasan Miniatures.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2020, 05:45:32 AM by Deano »

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 06:34:18 AM »
This shall be most curious to watch.  Painting quality not in doubt.

But why such thick bases for 15 mm figures?  Thick bases plague larger scales but not necessary for 15 mm.  I use sheet metal bases and they work great and blend so much better into the table.

Will Old Glory/Blue Moon be making a substantial appearance?  What about various and sundry critters?  Hoping so on both accounts.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2019, 06:04:34 PM by FifteensAway »

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 06:58:25 AM »
Lovely work Steve  8)

Base thickness doesn’t bother me, sets them off nicely.

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 07:08:40 AM »
Exquisite ....and 15mm.  :o

It’s an unnecessary diversion but they need a thicker base (though what is it? a mere 3mm or so?) if they are not to be picked up by the minis.
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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2019, 07:16:50 AM »
Exquisite ....and 15mm.  :o

It’s an unnecessary diversion but they need a thicker base (though what is it? a mere 3mm or so?) if they are not to be picked up by the minis.

Exactly :-)

I'd rather repaint a base edge than a figure.

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2019, 07:18:00 AM »
This shall be most curious to watch.  Painting quality not in doubt.

But why such thick bases for 15 mm figures?  Thick bases plaque larger scales but not necessary for 15 mm.  I use sheet metal bases and they work great and blend so much better into the table.

Will Old Glory/Blue Moon be making a substantial appearance?  What about various and sundry critters?  Hoping so on both accounts.

I do have a few Blue Moon to paint :-)

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2019, 08:25:10 AM »
Lovely. Not that I have any complaints about Essex, but these do look a bit nicer than the 15mm Essex ones I used back in the day.


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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2019, 09:37:13 AM »

Superb brushwork, lovely looking figures and who cares about the base thickness, they look spot on to me! ;D
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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 10:29:17 AM »
Splendid!  :-* (including the bases)  ;)
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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 03:39:56 PM »
Nice work on those 15s 👍

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 02:14:41 AM »
Don't get me wrong - the top of the bases look great - but I have a thing about thick bases.  I sort of get it with 25s and larger but as a 'life-long' 15 mm figures player, I don't see a problem with sheet metal bases.  They pick up pretty easy.  And I have, literally, hundreds and hundreds of sheet metal bases with thousands of figures on them. Then again, I paint game pieces which are meant to be handled - and well sealed to allow for that.  Different strokes, I guess. 

Now paint away Deano and I'll happily attempt to be half as good as you in my own painting!   ;) 

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (updated 6th Aug)
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 04:55:35 AM »
2nd unit of 15mm Zulu War British Infantry from Khurasan Miniatures.

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 6th Aug)
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 10:25:50 AM »
Nice again !!

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 6th Aug)
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 01:58:07 PM »
Which Khurasan range did these figures come from?  I don't see Zulus in the historical ranges - or missed them if they are there.

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Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 6th Aug)
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2019, 02:22:40 PM »
Which Khurasan range did these figures come from?  I don't see Zulus in the historical ranges - or missed them if they are there.

They're not out yet, I blagged a few pre-release :-)

 

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