In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

In which I blog about my miniature wargaming and whatever else takes my interest!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Mounted Mahdists

I've been working on these since May. Perhaps setting up 4 dozen plus mounted to paint all at once was a bit ambitious. Although 8 months for 54 mounted figures isn't so bad.

They were actually done a few days ago, but vomiting does impede the blogging, somewhat.

These are for a customer who has a large and ambitious 15mm Sudan project in the works. I've blogged about in previous instalments here and here.

Emirs with banners and drummers
The figures are all Blue Moon and the banners are from the Virtual Armchair General. The nifty oval bases were custom made for the customer by Litko.
Shades of camels
Part of the delay was trying to figure out how to get different shades on the camels and horses, so they weren't so monotonous. I like my technique of using ink washes and dip to get a deep, shiny coat, but it doesn't give a lot of variation.
Massed camelry
I also had my tin of Army Painter dip gel up beyond what I could save with mineral spirits. So I've switched to Minwax for the same effect. It's also considerably cheaper, so you can play with different shades.


Massed cavalry






5 comments:

  1. An interesting and unusual subject, well represented!

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  2. Beautiful minis, massed camelry are my favourites!

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  3. Very nicely done and great little sculpts.

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    1. Yes Blue Moon/Old Glory do do irregulars well.

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