What`s on your workbench?

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CarlL
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Wow guys! Some impressive 'to do' lists (and photo!) to keep you all busy.

I have some infantry and support weapons to do for turn of the century (1900+) colonials: two units (12 figures each plus officer bugler / standard bearer as heroic extras) of Russians and HMG on wheeled carriage; a unit of American Marines and Colt MG; a unit of Japanese (and Hotchkiss MG) - [so far mostly Jacklex 19th / early 20th Century 20mm figures, although one unit of Russians from the Combat Miniatures 20mm 'Oh What a Lovely War' Russo-Japanese infantry range. They are big 20mm but wearing winter dress of fur hat and trench coat so passable! They also do summer dress Russians. It is a range that's hidden away beauties in his somewhat chaotic website.]
Also got a unit of British Royal Marines - it was a 'toss up' between 'converting' Newline 20mm Colonial Zulu War British in Glengarry (another hidden range of figures suitable for early 20th century colonial actions) or buying SHQ / Kennington 20mm Boxer Rebellion Marines. I went for latter but added officer from former!!
I got them all cleaned up and primed then heatwave hit here, here being coast of North Yorkshire, (its been beautiful like the Med or the Canary Islands) but too hot in my painting shed (32C most days recently!) so waiting for it to cool down later this week to pick up paint brush again.
[I had obviously been jealous of Richard Barber's outdoor painting and called on the Fates to improve the British weather and got what I wished for!! All of which reminded me of a holiday I took many years ago with my wife to the mountains of Andalucia and thoughts of relaxing by walking and painting some figures - some very early hard plastic types - but they had a heatwave and it was too hot to walk even in trees on mountains, and too hot to paint - I tried and the acrylic paint dried on brush after coming out the pot! And that was sitting outside in a well shaded area!]

CarlL
Richard B.
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CarlL wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 07:57 Wow guys! Some impressive 'to do' lists (and photo!) to keep you all busy.

I have some infantry and support weapons to do for turn of the century (1900+) colonials: two units (12 figures each plus officer bugler / standard bearer as heroic extras) of Russians and HMG on wheeled carriage; a unit of American Marines and Colt MG; a unit of Japanese (and Hotchkiss MG) - [so far mostly Jacklex 19th / early 20th Century 20mm figures, although one unit of Russians from the Combat Miniatures 20mm 'Oh What a Lovely War' Russo-Japanese infantry range. They are big 20mm but wearing winter dress of fur hat and trench coat so passable! They also do summer dress Russians. It is a range that's hidden away beauties in his somewhat chaotic website.]
Also got a unit of British Royal Marines - it was a 'toss up' between 'converting' Newline 20mm Colonial Zulu War British in Glengarry (another hidden range of figures suitable for early 20th century colonial actions) or buying SHQ / Kennington 20mm Boxer Rebellion Marines. I went for latter but added officer from former!!
I got them all cleaned up and primed then heatwave hit here, here being coast of North Yorkshire, (its been beautiful like the Med or the Canary Islands) but too hot in my painting shed (32C most days recently!) so waiting for it to cool down later this week to pick up paint brush again.
[I had obviously been jealous of Richard Barber's outdoor painting and called on the Fates to improve the British weather and got what I wished for!! All of which reminded me of a holiday I took many years ago with my wife to the mountains of Andalucia and thoughts of relaxing by walking and painting some figures - some very early hard plastic types - but they had a heatwave and it was too hot to walk even in trees on mountains, and too hot to paint - I tried and the acrylic paint dried on brush after coming out the pot! And that was sitting outside in a well shaded area!]

CarlL
At the mo I can only paint for an hour or so in the morning siting out on the balcony behind the kitchen (over the garage) after that it just gets too hot.
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
billk
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@CarlL... Do have any pictures of the SHQ / Kennington 20mm Boxer Rebellion Marines and East Asia Brigade figures? Their website is lacking. Thx
CarlL
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Bilk

I only bought a few of the British Marine poses from Kennington but I will photo what I have and load them here for you soon. They are primed so this may not help you see detail as its a mid grey primer.

I didn't buy any of their / Kennington German East Asia Brigade figures as I had some German WW1 Middle East / African colonial figures in helmets from Tumbling Dice Miniatures (see http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/ but sadly not many photos there either) and I am planning to use these as my German Colonial Troops.

I haven't bought any sailors from Kennington either as I intended to re-use my British Naval Brigade sailors from Newline (see for example https://newlinedesigns.co.uk/product/na ... irmishing/ ) as various nations sailors.
The French Marins with pompom on sailor hat are well done by Tumbling Dice but I painted mine up as a Very British Civil War fictional unit so not much use in my photo-ing them for you!
Mind I also like the sailors in the Frontline WW1 / Russian Civil War range (see http://www.frontlinewargaming.co.uk/ or likes of http://www.frontlinewargaming.co.uk/photos/IT/SAL1.html and he has many other photos) and I bought some of their officers to act as agents provocateur and some to convert to flag bearers so I could create landing parties for many nations by adding different flag bearers!!
I also bought a number of the Jacklex sailors too (see https://www.jacklexminiatures.com/index ... y&path=147 ) which make useful sailors and landing parties for many nations; they also do many late 19th and early 20th century figures useful for wargaming small actions of the early 20th century. They have lots of photos and although simple (ie limited detail) figures they paint up well and their equipment range is great (as is Newlines for early 20th century / late 19th century technology!)

CarlL
CarlL
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Bilk

I only have three poses of Kennington Royal Marines: BBA04 firing BBA05 loading BBA06 advancing (which is probably all they make!) see
https://shqltd.com/product-category/ken ... rebellion/
here they are (in haste so hope photo is useful):
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I bought a multi buy / multi pose pack of Germans from Tumbling Dice see
http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/shop/oc-m ... -palestine
but here are three examples of the poses, (again taken in haste so hopefully helpful):
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billk
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Thanks CarlL
Richard B.
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CarlL wrote: 15 Jun 2021, 10:56 Bilk

I only have three poses of Kennington Royal Marines: BBA04 firing BBA05 loading BBA06 advancing (which is probably all they make!) see
https://shqltd.com/product-category/ken ... rebellion/
here they are (in haste so hope photo is useful):
Image

I bought a multi buy / multi pose pack of Germans from Tumbling Dice see
http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/shop/oc-m ... -palestine
but here are three examples of the poses, (again taken in haste so hopefully helpful):
Image

CarlL
I`ve never seen those Marines before, I take it they are wearing sidecaps?
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
CarlL
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Richard

Yes they have the correct side cap, just my photos are not doing a good job of capturing that detail.

CarlL

PS an alternative "painting" conversion (may need a little use of knife) is to use the Newline Zulu War range British in 'Glengarry' and cut off the 'tail' of the Glengarry? see https://newlinedesigns.co.uk/product-ca ... r-british/ from where following images have been borrowed.
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Richard B.
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I have some Newline in sun-helmet which i painted up as Spanish, I was thinking these may convert (with a sharp knife) to troops in pillbox cap :geek:
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
CarlL
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Richard,
You will find pill box caps among British Indian 'Mutiny' troops?
I got some from Irregular Mins and some from Warrior Miniatures. You may find them even cheaper among plastic figures. (I told you I was mean, or did Granty tell you all?)
Try a search among Plastic Soldier Review website? Save sun helmets for Mexico or French colonials!?
CarlL
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