Monday, 26 May 2014

Return of the

 For numerous reasons this Blog has been silent for nearly two years, but things have been continuing to happen in my addled mind and stuff to be produced on my crowded bench. So the fist couple of pictures are conversions from Timpo and Charbens Arab figures into Indian command at the turn of the 18th century, the matchlockmen behind them come from a number of sources including English Civil War musketeers. The Osprey book on the Battle of Assaye (1803)  has three inspirational colour plates although I found reading the text a tad difficult. The idea is to produce an Indian army that can take 18th century and Napoleonic British armies, maybe with some French assistance.
I really enjoyed making these even though I should by right be a major shareholder in Greenstuff. There are plenty of references and information on the web and it seems possible to paint the figures in as many colours as you wish from off-white for the poorer infantry to bright silks for the commanders. I obtained a book on Mughal paintings and used this as a guide when painting the flag, but to be honest most of the way I finished these came out of my head rather trusted source. I'm currently making civilian figures to act as Rebels for the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, but hope to return to these soon, I fancy the idea of some figures to represent Mysore regulars and rocketmen (sit down Elton) and elephants are hanging around in the shadows...........  

The Jacobites are the relatively new figures from Replicants, the loading Highlander being a conversion. More sometime soon, bye for now.