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Not to mention that highlanders wear Kilts but lowland regiments wear trews

 

Depends on the date Lord Nat, by the 1870s, most were wearing trews in combat, even the Highland regiments. Keeping the kilts to pose for the camera, or the ladies! ;)

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In other news, I have the gun crew for my big gun painted up, but the gun itself is still far from started, as I'll have to do some modelling on that big base it has.

 

Maybe some previews of the crew this evening.

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I finally received my Black Watch Infantry, and decided to convert one to a piper. The full details of the conversion can be found here.

 

 

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Long story short, it fits well enough, but the hands are not quite to scale with the rest of the body, and the mouthpiece needs to be longer.

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I foelded my Armstrong cannon for the first time this week, and I was very impresses with it's tally. 1 Teutonic knight, 1 Oberst Hahl, 1 Prussian Lieutenant, and 1 Tankette. Not bad at all for a mini that didn't move all game. The lethal MAR is indeed worth it's weight in gold (and 30 points). I was also surprised at it's survivability, even without extra troopers to give it more wounds.

 

With that in mind, it will be seeing the table more often, so I better get on with painting it. The crew has already been done:

 

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I'll post the cannon soon, as I'm rather proud of its base (even though it's really nothing special).

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A little sneak peak of another conversion of my Black watch. I used the running sculpt that had a miscast gun and the arms of the knife-weilding maniac who became the piper to make this guy. He needed a gun of course, so that came from a GS mold of the gun from the guy reloading.

 

Simple really!

 

More pics of him from the front, and of the rest of the unit soon.

 

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Yes sir, I moving this weekend which is oddly the perfect motivation to photograph them because as I take them out from the travel case its just a quick picture before being displayed. If I forget you have permission to berrate me until they appear.

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I've mostly assembled my Terrier now, and have created a crewman for it (pics of him later) to go in the open hatch (hence the little magnet in the top-down pic.

 

The exhaust pipes are magnetised, and I plan to do the same for the crew compartment, to allow for easier transport.

 

This thing is a beast, and is going to require some big foam to allow me to put him in my carry bag...

 

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I also go the sgt and specialist for my Black watch, so they are all now assembled and undercoated. On to the painting.

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That looks great! Just a bit courius why you made a sitting model instead of a standing one.

Someone mentioned there should be a driver modell for the APC. Anyone has a picture of it?

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I found a sitting torso in the FLGS bits box that looked the job. The standing one they had had a long trench coat, and didn't fit the boilersuit esthetic I was going for.

 

Agreed, if i made him standing it may work better, as there,s no way to sit that high up in the turret in reality, but he's undercoated now, so no more chopping! ;)

 

I too am looking for pics of the driver(s) of the APC, but I have yet to see them. It's like that with a few of Spartan's boxes, there are hidden extras that we don't egt to see till we buy the box.

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Cool, thanks for that. I may have to get my hands on a conveyor anyway, those are just a little added extra. Also, they should be easy enough to stick in some Insta-mold to fit one for any other vehicle I want, like the Bassets, although I may do some head swaps, just to liven things up.

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Started painting the Terrier. I've never painted a vehicle this large before, so I've made some rookie mistakes as far as undercoating is concerned. If I were to do it again, I would wash the resin well, and spray undercoat the treads seperately. As it is, I've got a lot of hidden nooks and cracks where bare resin is peeking through. I'm sure I'll find a way to hide them though.

 

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More here. C&C welcome as always.

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Cheers for that. If you go to my blog via the link there, you'll see a pic with the Terrier, Basset and a trooper for comparison for those that don't own a Basset to compare (though the tank driver is to scale).

 

I started on the metalwork yesterday, and hope to do a couple more coats on it this evening. I'm just deciding what freehand to put and where. One thing about the level of detail in the Spartan minis is that there's not much space that's not already taken up with bits and bobs, so I'm struggling where to put the detailling I want to add.

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As an aside to the Ironclad, who is progressing but slowly, I nipped back and finished the Sergeant from the Lieutenant box set. He has been painted up to lead the King's Royal Rifle Corp shown earlier in the thread. this unit is now 8 men strong including the musician. Space for 1 more trooper and some specialists (or, more likely 3 more troopers as I'm not too enamoured with having more than one line Infantry section sporting maxed out flamethrowers).

 

My 91st will have to wait a while to get their Sergeant and musician.

 

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Go here for more angles and bigger pictures.

 

C&C welcome as always.

 

Group shot of the section to follow.

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Here's my second Lieutenant. I decided to go with a blue scheme rather than red to make him more aligned to the engineers/artillery sections I have, and also to give a little variety.

 

C&C welcome as always.

 

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As always, the closeup pics really show the flaws, and I'll have to go back and redo his collar.

 

I'll have my Dragoons built soon, and i think they'll be next on the painting table, as I want to get them on the table for a game in two weeks.

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More pics of my Lieutenant here.

 

http://leadandpaint.blogspot.ca/2014/01/colore-ton-monde-january-results.html

 

Building of the Dragoons has stalled, but i hope to get one with them this weekend so I can use them in a game next week. Having two boxes also means i can play the new scenario that was released, which is nice, as I doubt I'd field two sections of Dragoons in a normal game.

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