Friday, 19 May 2017

Bengal Lancers (1)

There will be a second Bengal lancer post. BUT they are not even undercoated yet so I can't show them.

Here however are the first 5. 4 lancers and an officer.

Firstly forgive the angles of some of the horse. The legs are thin and bend VERY easily. As such they are both hard to keep straight on the base and hard to transport and store. So just assume they are upright.

The second Pic is just the lancers. Again the lances are separate castings and are flimsy so they also bend a lot. The figures Are Foundry 28mm and are of course for Matt and his colonial collection. As mentioned above I have another 5 to do (yes there will be a group shot) which should make a full or at least a nearly full unit.

For colours I went for those shown on the Airfix model kit. If they are wrong and you know better PLEASE get in touch. Needless to say at the scale the turbans were not so easy to paint, but I did have fun painting them. Not sure I got them exactly right but at least they are close so that is good enough for me.

I am informed by Matt that there will need to be about 100 more Burpas painted before a game. So erhm... gulp! That will take some time. But that a game is planned for the future.
 
 Overall I did find them a paint to paint well not paint exactly but at least a pain to assemble. But now they are done I am quite happy with the result.

next up (hopefully on Sunday) there should be a zombie. But for now here are some Bengal lancers for all the historical among you.

All the best Clint

18 comments:

  1. Well painted, as usual, Clint. It's a shame about the horse's legs and the lances being so bendy. But the angled horses look like they're turning so maybe that's not a bad thing... providing they all turn in the same direction!

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    1. Thank you Bryan. I have managed to straighten them slightly. But needless to say you do not want to KEEP bending figures or they will snap!. Overall they do look better now and when you see the group shot you will be able to judge for yourself.

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  2. i do love the skin tones you have managed here Clint, well done sir

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    1. Thank you Andy. With luck the next 5 will be as good.

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  3. They do look good, but I'm surprised at the flimsyness of the horses' legs - I foresee future problems with those.
    Gret lookking troop though and the turbams have come out really well too. It must have been a nice change for you to paint some horses (though I hate painting them more than painting foot).

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    1. Thank you joe. I am not a horse painting fan. It is actually the tack, the bridle the saddle the girth et al. that I dislike painting.

      The next 5 are already on the painting table just undercoated at present but they have at least been started!

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  4. What a fine body of men Clint, I remember that Airfix kit as a boy too.

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    1. Thank you Michael. As already mentioned there will be 5 more hopefully next week. And yes if so a group shot is a must.

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  5. Nice work Clint! The turbans look brilliant.

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    1. Thank you Michael. The Turbans were a lot of erhm.. fun! Yes that's the word they were fun.

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  6. Brill but bendy, probably not a combination compatible to surviving a few games on the battlefield, Clint. That's a shame too, as the quality of your painting on these guys (and horses) is top-notch. Fingers crossed they survive their wargaming excursions.

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    1. Thank you Blax. I may have solved the bendy leg problem, time will tell. Also as matt takes good car of his figures (I do not) it should be less of a problem

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    1. Thank you Irqan. As mentioned the next 5 are started and I will do a group shot mid to late week..... Unless I have an incredibly productive day today, and then maybe earlier.

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  8. Some lovely painting, Clint.

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    1. Thank you Ray. I have yet to see how they have dried (the next 5) overnight. But fingers crossed.

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  9. They look very nice mate. Despite you finding them a pain. I am still unsure how to approach the larger animals and monsters with large flat areas like they have on horses.

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    1. Thank you Simon. I HOPE to ave the next 5 finished tomorrow night, They really are coming on quite well. It should mean the whole unit can be seen soon in one pic!

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