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Offline Atheling

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Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« on: August 30, 2020, 12:17:48 PM »
I managed to finish off the varnishing on these 'test' miniatures this weekend so I thought I'd pop up a few pics.

They were not quite 'speed painted' but more 'medium paced'; think Paul Collingwood as opposed to Jofra Archer and you're close to the mark.

There are more pics and painting waffle on my blog here:
https://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2020/08/perry-miniatures-afghan-tribesmen-test.html












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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2020, 12:26:44 PM »

They were not quite 'speed painted' but more 'medium paced'; think Paul Collingwood as opposed to Jofra Archer and you're close to the mark.


Not sure how many LAFers will get that reference, but I am one who does. :)


Super. Those Perry fellows really do make lovely figures, don't they?


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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2020, 01:17:16 PM »
Rather good, Darrell.  Very interested to see how the plastics measure up and fit in with both the Perry metal and earlier Foundry ranges, all of which were beautifully done by Michael P of course. I still think his (20 year old?) Afghan tribesmen for Foundry are some of the best wargames figures ever made, in terms of perfectly capturing the flavour of the subject. He has a real feeling for this setting, without doubt. I can’t wait to put a few plastic Pathans together when my box arrives, and set them up alongside figures I have from the two aforementioned metal ranges to see how they look.

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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2020, 03:03:33 PM »
Great reference and perfectly understood, lovely figures and lovely PJs...how many projects on the go though? 

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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2020, 05:18:13 PM »
Not sure how many LAFers will get that reference, but I am one who does. :)

Yeah, I sort of made that assumption and left an link to an explanation on my blog- not sure it will help though as the mere mention of cricket often leaves non fans perplexed

Super. Those Perry fellows really do make lovely figures, don't they?

They do. They actually painted up well, the main trouble I had was getting rid of the flash.... still, worth it  8)

Rather good, Darrell.  Very interested to see how the plastics measure up and fit in with both the Perry metal and earlier Foundry ranges, all of which were beautifully done by Michael P of course. I still think his (20 year old?)

Yeah, I've got a couple of Foundry Afghans that I'll be chucking in among this little lot. They look good with the next batch as they are primed but the proof of the pudding will in the painting which I find often helps to blend in different ranges as long as there's not a huge difference in height and bulk etc.

Afghan tribesmen for Foundry are some of the best wargames figures ever made, in terms of perfectly capturing the flavour of the subject. He has a real feeling for this setting, without doubt. I can’t wait to put a few plastic Pathans together when my box arrives, and set them up alongside figures I have from the two aforementioned metal ranges to see how they look.

You're certainly right about the Foundry Afghans. They are superb sculpts and have stood the test of time equally as well as Foundry's Copplestone sculpts. The only thing that bothers me about the foundry range is the manner in which their packs have been put together.

Does one really need two identical artillerymen in one pack?


I sold a few packs that i had owned for a few years last year and I'm living with a just a smidgen of regret on that front at present.  lol

EDIT: Sorry Roo, I missed your post.
Great reference and perfectly understood, lovely figures and lovely PJs...how many projects on the go though?

Just three(!)  :D The 11th CE Spanish thing is on the back burner for now until I can get it booked for a show which was the original intent for that project. :)
« Last Edit: August 30, 2020, 05:20:58 PM by Atheling »

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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2020, 05:45:36 PM »
Just three😳...amateur. Cheek to call yourself a wargamer😂😂😂😂

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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2020, 06:12:24 PM »
Stunning work!!  :-* :-*

Got 3 boxes of the plastic Afghans on pre order. Yet to jump into the Second Anglo Afghan War, really looking forward to getting started!

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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2020, 07:39:51 PM »
Atheling,

Your Afghan are excellent.
Guess I will pre order some.
Between Perry's and Empress I can't keep up.
The horror, the horror, not enough money. o_o
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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2020, 07:44:39 PM »
I love the sense of movement in these Pathans and your very nice painting of them  :-*
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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2020, 08:38:43 PM »
Atheling - I really like those, the miniatures and the pose, but your clean painting is lovely and very believable tones and colour range. My father in law went to Afghanistan for the UN and was looked after by the ‘poppy farmers’. He said they were the most welcoming and warm people he had met (and he’s Kurdish who are all about family and being welcoming - my wedding involved being hugged and squeezed by lots of my wife’s Kurdish family members and being told I was too skinny  :) ).

I was going to ask what you had in mind for them but having read your blog I’ll be patient and await your announcement  ;)

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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2020, 10:15:36 PM »
Thanks for all the encouraging words everyone :)

Just three😳...amateur. Cheek to call yourself a wargamer😂😂😂😂

I know..... [bows head in shame]  lol

When I got back into painting (I think last November) I promised myself that I wasn't going to go mad and lap up everything that I took a liking to. I'd like to think that "I've passed the test" but the evidence isn't all in as I have only made it to one show this year and when I do, that will be the moment of truth  lol I consistently make a beeline for Dave Thomas' stall at every show  lol o_o

Atheling,

Your Afghan are excellent.
Guess I will pre order some.
Between Perry's and Empress I can't keep up.
The horror, the horror, not enough money. o_o

Marine, these aren't the plastics they are the metals from their existing range. The plastics will probably be better! 

Oh, add these from Iron Duke to the Perry and Empress (IM) list too  :D :


Atheling - I really like those, the miniatures and the pose, but your clean painting is lovely and very believable tones and colour range. My father in law went to Afghanistan for the UN and was looked after by the ‘poppy farmers’. He said they were the most welcoming and warm people he had met (and he’s Kurdish who are all about family and being welcoming - my wedding involved being hugged and squeezed by lots of my wife’s Kurdish family members and being told I was too skinny  :) ).

That sounds lovely. I've heard similar stories from a veteran I know about the hospitality of the Afghans in general. Seems like the poorer the family the more generous. There's a message in there that we could all take to heart really.

I was going to ask what you had in mind for them but having read your blog I’ll be patient and await your announcement  ;)

Ah, if I told you I would have to kill you and that certainly would not be very welcoming  lol. I'll let you know when I can. The thing is settled but I've got a lot of painting to do before I can make any definitive announcement. It's nothing earth shattering :)
« Last Edit: August 30, 2020, 10:19:06 PM by Atheling »

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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2020, 01:36:37 PM »

Atheling,

Thanks for the correction.
This old brain getting a bit fuzzy at times. ???
I look forward to picking up some of the plastic,
as I am planing an order to Perry's soon.

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Re: Perry Afghan Tribesmen Tests- Second Anglo Afghan War
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2020, 01:42:26 PM »
Thanks for the correction.
This old brain getting a bit fuzzy at times. ???

You're not alone in that. I just got an order from one of the mdf companies that was wrong, looked again at what I had ordered and they were 100% correct at their end. Totally me making a gaff  lol

I look forward to picking up some of the plastic,
as I am planing an order to Perry's soon.

I'm gagging at the bit waiting for them to be delivered  :D I reckon they will be better then the metals and certainly more versatile for conversion work/kit bashing. :)

Talking of conversions- from an Indian mutiny Casualty (quite a bit of work to be completed on him yet):


« Last Edit: August 31, 2020, 01:47:51 PM by Atheling »

 

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