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Title: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated May 24th)
Post by: Deano 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.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: FifteensAway 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.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 05, 2019, 06:58:25 AM
Lovely work Steve  8)

Base thickness doesnít bother me, sets them off nicely.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: Silent Invader on August 05, 2019, 07:08:40 AM
Exquisite ....and 15mm.  :o

Itís 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.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: Deano on August 05, 2019, 07:16:50 AM
Exquisite ....and 15mm.  :o

Itís 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.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: Deano 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 :-)
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: Plynkes 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.


Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: Malamute 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
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: Dr DeAth on August 05, 2019, 10:29:17 AM
Splendid!  :-* (including the bases)  ;)
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: Mike1879 on August 05, 2019, 03:39:56 PM
Nice work on those 15s 👍
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures
Post by: FifteensAway 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!   ;) 
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (updated 6th Aug)
Post by: Deano on August 06, 2019, 04:55:35 AM
2nd unit of 15mm Zulu War British Infantry from Khurasan Miniatures.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 6th Aug)
Post by: Mike1879 on August 06, 2019, 10:25:50 AM
Nice again !!
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 6th Aug)
Post by: FifteensAway 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.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 6th Aug)
Post by: Deano 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 :-)
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 6th Aug)
Post by: Orctrader on August 06, 2019, 08:16:58 PM
They're beautiful figures.  :o
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 7th Aug)
Post by: Deano on August 07, 2019, 04:57:45 AM
15mm Zulu War British Command base from Khurasan Miniatures
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 7th Aug)
Post by: Mike1879 on August 07, 2019, 07:11:28 AM
Ooh I like these. Nicely painted 👍
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 7th Aug)
Post by: JBaumal on August 07, 2019, 10:36:58 PM
Great brushwork on these! I love what you did with them. 
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: Deano on August 08, 2019, 04:52:10 AM
Another 15mm Zulu War British Command base from Khurasan Miniatures. I don't need it for the game, but it would've been rude not to paint them up :-)
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: Mike1879 on August 08, 2019, 06:28:03 AM
Lovely use of vibrant colours. Where did you acquire the flags ??
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: Deano on August 08, 2019, 06:47:59 AM
Lovely use of vibrant colours. Where did you acquire the flags ??

Found a pic on the net, printed it out and painted over it.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: Barry S on August 08, 2019, 06:52:43 AM
Lovely work as usual Steve.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: Malamute on August 08, 2019, 09:52:50 AM
Jolly nice! :-*
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: Romark on August 08, 2019, 10:04:35 AM
 :-* :-*
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: peleset on August 13, 2019, 09:45:37 AM
By God, those moustaches and sideburns are magnificent!

Takes me back to the seventies, another era of glorious facial hair.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: gamer Mac on August 14, 2019, 04:18:05 PM
Beautiful :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: peachey_c on August 18, 2019, 07:47:03 PM
Excellent  :)
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated 8th Aug)
Post by: vodkafan on August 23, 2019, 05:04:37 PM
By God, those moustaches and sideburns are magnificent!

Takes me back to the seventies, another era of glorious facial hair.

Ah but rather scruffy though (in my memory at least!)
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 3rd)
Post by: Deano on December 03, 2019, 06:56:11 AM
15mm Zulus standing in as NNC for my British DitDC Army.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 3rd)
Post by: Deano on December 03, 2019, 06:59:35 AM
And a second unit. Khurasan figures.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 3rd)
Post by: Mike1879 on December 03, 2019, 09:27:31 AM
Stunning painting!! Loving the flesh tones on the Zulus Steve.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 3rd)
Post by: JBaumal on December 04, 2019, 10:44:28 PM
Beautiful brush work! I like the bases as well.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 3rd)
Post by: Atheling on December 05, 2019, 10:36:11 AM
They're lovely  :-* :-* :-*

My eyes would pop out of my head painting at that scale  :)
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 20th)
Post by: Deano on December 20, 2019, 06:52:53 AM
15mm Natal Native Horse from Khurasan Miniatures
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 20th)
Post by: Atheling on December 20, 2019, 07:23:04 AM
Crazy good  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 20th)
Post by: Mike1879 on December 20, 2019, 02:24:36 PM
Those are excellent !!! If you donít mind me asking Steve what colours did you use for the troopers jackets??
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 21st)
Post by: Deano on December 21, 2019, 06:49:17 AM
15mm Dismounted Natal Native Horse from Khurasan Miniatures.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 20th)
Post by: Deano on December 21, 2019, 06:51:30 AM
Those are excellent !!! If you donít mind me asking Steve what colours did you use for the troopers jackets??

Although it doesn't look like it in the photo, the jackets are all different :-) I think Vallejo Green/Brown, US Drab and English Uniform were 3 of the base colours.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 20th)
Post by: Atheling on December 21, 2019, 07:45:51 AM
Although it doesn't look like it in the photo, the jackets are all different :-) I think Vallejo Green/Brown, US Drab and English Uniform were 3 of the base colours.

You can tell Steve :)

Wonderful work as per mate  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Dec 21st)
Post by: Mike1879 on December 21, 2019, 09:15:45 AM
Thanks for the paint recipe on those jackets Steve, much appreciated
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Feb 14th)
Post by: Deano on February 14, 2020, 06:52:01 AM
15mm pack mules from Essex Miniatures.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Feb 14th)
Post by: Atheling on February 14, 2020, 08:34:04 AM
Wow Steve  :-* :-* :-*

Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Feb 14th)
Post by: ragbones on February 14, 2020, 02:53:14 PM
Shazam! Theyíre beautiful!
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Feb 14th)
Post by: JBaumal on February 16, 2020, 02:33:37 PM
Splendid brush work! What is the light colored portion of the boxes? Iíve never seen that before.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Feb 17th)
Post by: Deano on February 17, 2020, 07:05:59 AM
15mm Natal Native Contingent from Khurasan Miniatures. To replace the Zulus I was using.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated Feb 16th)
Post by: Mike1879 on February 17, 2020, 09:52:27 AM
Excellent !!!
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated May 24th)
Post by: Deano on May 24, 2020, 05:43:27 AM
15mm British Artillery from Khurasan Miniatures.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated May 24th)
Post by: FifteensAway on May 24, 2020, 02:43:04 PM
Deano,

Superb work as always.  Any idea when Khurasan might be releasing its Colonial miniatures - I have yet to find them on their website?
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated May 24th)
Post by: Deano on May 24, 2020, 04:37:23 PM
Deano,

Superb work as always.  Any idea when Khurasan might be releasing its Colonial miniatures - I have yet to find them on their website?

Sorry, i donít know any release dates.
Title: Re: Deano's Colonial Figures (Updated May 24th)
Post by: Atheling on May 24, 2020, 08:25:56 PM
Beautifully controlled brushwork on those 15 mil blighters Steve  :-* :-* :-*