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Offline nervisfr

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Thugs life
« on: January 11, 2021, 11:48:47 AM »
My first project in colonial India since i started the hobby in 1979 !   :o

So, what could be more normal than to start with a classic like Gunga Din ....... and the Thugs.

Here is the boy and friend :



see also my blog for the start of this Amazing Adventure

cheers
Eric
« Last Edit: January 11, 2021, 12:10:19 PM by nervisfr »
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Offline nervisfr

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 04:18:36 PM »
Gunga din is ready to deliver is water to the troops !






the wineskin is done with air drying clay and a GW rope  ;)

Offline nervisfr

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 01:01:10 PM »
Gunga Din is no more alone :

Some Thugs are add with Perry's plastic Afghans and some parts of Madhists too  o_o

Full Afghan ones axcept the Madhist arms.



Madhist bodies and aghan heads, homemade Thug weapon .


Offline vodkafan

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 11:05:56 PM »
Whatever that weapon is, I suspect I wouldn't enjoy it wrapped around my neck  :o
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Offline nervisfr

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2021, 12:00:53 PM »
Whatever that weapon is, I suspect I wouldn't enjoy it wrapped around my neck  :o

the thuggee weapons were the rumal (the yellow bandana like for stangulation) and the the sort pickaxe (to dig the graves for the victims).

here is theleader/Guru of my sect :



always based on a perry's plastic afghan

an another thug made on a Madhist base :



the pickaxe is made with a 15mm Essex medieval crossbow (without the foot stirrup) and scratchbuilt as an ice pick .


Offline JBaumal

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2021, 04:42:26 PM »
Welcome back to colonial gaming. A beautiful start on the new project there!

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 09:01:13 PM »
A fun project.  I really enjoyed painting Pulp Figures Gunga Din figures.
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Offline nervisfr

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2021, 02:56:39 PM »
Welcome back to colonial gaming. A beautiful start on the new project there!

thank you JBaumal,
I hope to get my way quickly as this is for skirmish games so few figurines are needed to play with FistFull of Lead core Rules... ;)

A fun project.  I really enjoyed painting Pulp Figures Gunga Din figures.

me too like the Pulp ! Character full
fun to build and i hope fun to play. lo
About fun speaking, here is now a little vignette ;  a thug at work



 ;)

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 04:43:30 AM »
That will be a nice in action vignette.

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2021, 01:09:23 AM »
Definitely a fun project ,and a nice change of pace from your Conquest to re build Rome .
Looking forward to seeing more.

Mark.

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2021, 01:15:17 PM »
thank you guys.
After Rome, i 'm attacking a new Empire, the British one  o_o


Offline Plynkes

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2021, 01:35:50 PM »
an another thug made on a Madhist base :




I couldn't help but giggle at the pose of this figure. Looks for all the world like he just stepped on a drawing-pin. :)


Great idea for a project. I have still never seen that movie about Thugee that was out a long time ago. Was it a Pierce Brosnan film?


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Offline nervisfr

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2021, 03:00:40 PM »
I couldn't help but giggle at the pose of this figure. Looks for all the world like he just stepped on a drawing-pin. :)


Great idea for a project. I have still never seen that movie about Thugee that was out a long time ago. Was it a Pierce Brosnan film?
the picture don't give a good view of the figurine indeed.
I'll do a better one when i 'll finish the paintwork just for you Plynkes.
The movie is the  1939 one with cary Grant...adventures, friendship and  humor.

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2021, 03:43:30 PM »
Sorry, nervisfr. You don't have to do that. Not criticising your photography skills, or the sculpt, it just amused me that it looks like he has hurt his foot in that shot. :)


The movie I was thinking of is from the 1980s, and after googling it, I discovered it is called The Deceivers, and does indeed have Pierce Brosnan in it. I had forgotten the adversaries in Gunga Din were Thugs. Don't think I have seen that movie since I was a child.


Looking forward to seeing more. The guy getting strangled is a great (if gruesome) idea!  :)



Offline nervisfr

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Re: Thugs life
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2021, 11:30:59 AM »
Sorry, nervisfr. You don't have to do that. Not criticising your photography skills, or the sculpt, it just amused me that it looks like he has hurt his foot in that shot. :)

no problemo, i understand the joke but with this shoot angle he looks silly and not ferocious like he must be for a fanatic !
Don't know this movie with Pierce  Brosnan.


 

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