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The Camels are coming! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Posted by FredG on 16 Nov 2017, 16:35

Susofrick wrote:The base looks rather small, how do they stand on their own? And with the exta weight (and height) of a rider? Only have Airfix's camels and we all know how well they stand even though they have quite big base.


They do stand on their own, Being metal, the first job was to file the bases flat. However, they will be glued to bases covered in sand. (The bases, not the camels)

I've started on the riders and this pose seems to be a little forgetful. Four of them have lost their swords already. :-D

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Posted by Peter on 16 Nov 2017, 17:10

FredG wrote:Four of them have lost their swords already. :-D

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Punish them! :mad:
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Posted by FredG on 16 Nov 2017, 17:39

They look better primed.

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At Peter's behest
Peter wrote:Punish them! :mad:

They have been sentenced to impalement.

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Posted by FredG on 16 Nov 2017, 19:35

Well that worked. Suddenly they've acquired swords and one's even picked up a trumpet (bugle).

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As they say "Spare the rod,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,"
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Posted by FredG on 17 Nov 2017, 21:27

The tunics and 'loons are now coloured. The 'loons were undercoated scarlet then finished in dark red. The tunics are royal blue (the tungsten light effect is knocking the colours off in the photos). The trumpeter is as with the 'loons. Quite a lot to do. the lacings should be good on these when I get round to them.

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I'd have done a bit more tonight but they all went off to the waterhole with the camels.
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Posted by FredG on 18 Nov 2017, 21:06

Still working, still making progress :-D

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Posted by Wiking on 18 Nov 2017, 23:11

What have this soldier with her fire arms lost to be impalement?

Lot of work. Good progress so far.
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Posted by FredG on 19 Nov 2017, 09:05

Wiking wrote:What have this soldier with her fire arms lost to be impalement?


The camels say that they didn't pay for their round of drinks at the waterhole.
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Posted by FredG on 19 Nov 2017, 21:05

I've sorted the lacings, cartridge pouches, tunic tails and tidied them up a bit. We're slowly getting there.

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It'll still be a while before I can start with washes.
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Posted by Peter on 19 Nov 2017, 22:16

Don't rush Fred, you doing fine! :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 20 Nov 2017, 20:39

Definitely getting there. :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Ah! So that's why those four lost their swords

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I'd better start on some bases, I've ordered a tonne of sand ;-)
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Posted by Beano Boy on 21 Nov 2017, 17:35

Inspiring desert trail of painting to admire FredG.___ Giddy Up! BB
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Posted by Graeme on 22 Nov 2017, 04:22

Those are very nice looking figures. And your doing a very fine job of making them look even nicer.

The camels with their colourful harnesses lookj really good.
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Posted by FredG on 22 Nov 2017, 16:33

Basing has begun so these will be the last reports in this thread.

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Posted by Marvin on 22 Nov 2017, 20:29

:thumbup: Ah, I'm catching up slowly...

I shall read with interest. :read:
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