The Wind And The Lion

The Wind And The Lion
German gunners range in on the U.S. Marines as they cross the vill. Figures are Old Glory German Sea Battalion conversions. Archway by Miniature Building Authority.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Officer of her Majesty's 60th Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1879, Africa.

              AHPC #11: Level-2, Chamber-3, "Oubilette"

The premise for this chamber of the challenge was to paint something you thought you’d sold, misplaced, lost, or something abandoned. 

For this chamber’s challenge I picked a figure I found from my long forgotten and seemingly abandoned Anglo Zulu War project sitting in a box of a bunch of bare lead colonial figs

This picture was my inspiration, an Officer of her majesty's 60th Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1879, Africa.

He wears the dark green of the Rifle Regiment in a Cavalrymen’s Patrol Jacket, khaki riding breeches, tea stained pith helmet, and brown leather Officer’s gear. I think I will go with a darker green on the rest of the 20 man unit that I will paint for my preferred colonial rules set, The Sword And The Flame. 

The figure is a 28mm unmodified Officer figure from Old Glory’s 28mm Anglo Zulu War range.

The paints are straight out of the pot without any mixing. I just used similar but different colors for the shading and highlighting. Yes, lazy, I know, I'm just not a fan of mixing paints and trying to match proportions for future figs in the same units and armies.

Here’s my scoring for this chamber in the 11th Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challene. 

AHPC #11 Scoring: Oubilette Chamber: 20 pts + (1) 28mm fig 5 pts = 25 Points

Friday, April 2, 2021

Tuareg Command - AHPC #11 - Level-2, Chamber-2, "Shrine" - Tuaregs

My next entry for the 11th Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge are these Tuareg figures. The premise is the Shrine. In this chamber the "Shrine" is the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. A Tuareg Mullah and faithful followers make up this entry.

 I experimented with colors using washes and highlighting as I just wasn't quite happy and satisfied with the colors out of the pots. I use acrylic paints from Polly Scale, Vallejo, and the craft store paints. That being said, I am quite pleased at how they came out and am really looking forward to painting the stock piles of 28mm lead Tuareg figures I have from Castway Arts and Askari Minis.

Though they aren't really Tuareg castings I have painted them up as such for my French Colonial games. These will be used as a command group for my favored colonial rules set, TSATF, The Sword And The Flame. The Mullah will be the Tribal Chief for the (3) clans in his tribe.