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British Camel Corps.

Posted by Santi Pérez on 17 Nov 2017, 20:54

While finishing my diorama "Gordon meets the Mahdi" (I have already the painted figures and hope to post pictures of them in the next days), I bring here another related colonial subject: the British Camel Corps.

These members of the Gordon relief expedition are made by Hät Miniatures and I painted them some years ago. The only conversions are the reins added to the camels (made from plasticine hardened with white wood glue) and the rifle glued to one saddle, coming from Esci/Italeri British Colonial Infantry.

Firstly the general pictures. I hope you like them. :-D

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In the next post, individual and more detailed pictures. ;-)

Santi.
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Posted by FredG on 17 Nov 2017, 21:09

Camels are always welcome :-D :yeah:
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Posted by Carlos on 18 Nov 2017, 15:07

Looks nice.
I Like these Martini-Henry rifles.
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Posted by Wiking on 18 Nov 2017, 17:45

:shock: OH, No !
No more thirsty camels, PLEASE !


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Calm walking group nice painted as usual.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 19 Nov 2017, 19:24

FredG wrote: "Camels are always welcome". And Wiking wrote: "OH, No! No more thirsty camels, PLEASE!"


Which of the two must I notice? :shock:

Anyway, these are the only camels I have painted in forty years dedicated to te hobby. Oh, I forgot...there's a new camel in the diorama I'm finishing (sorry, Wiking :P ).

Carlos wrote: "Looks nice. I Like these Martini-Henry rifles." And Wiking wrote: "Calm walking group nice painted as usual."


Thank you, Carlos and Wiking. As always, I tried to do the best I can. :-)

Here are more detailed pictures of the first camelryman:

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The second camelryman in the next post.

Cheers.

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Posted by FredG on 19 Nov 2017, 21:16

Santi Pérez wrote:
Which of the two must I notice? :shock:


Wiking just has to learn not to leave his beer unattended. :-D

Keep the camels coming :yeah:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 20 Nov 2017, 20:36

FredG wrote:
Keep the camels coming.


Alright, FredG, here are the pictures of the second camelryman: ;-)

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In the next post will come the last pictures. :-)

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 22 Nov 2017, 20:07

And finally, the pictures of the third and last camelryman.

Thank you for watching. :yeah:

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The next post will come with the first pictures of the painted figures for my diorama "Gordon meets the Mahdi". ;-)

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Posted by Peter on 22 Nov 2017, 20:13

Great looking camels and figures! Very clean way of painting! :thumbup:
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Posted by Marvin on 22 Nov 2017, 20:24

Looking good, Santi. Very neat and clean. I'm getting thirsty just looking at them. I've painted plenty of horses before, but no camels. Seeing these, I'm tempted to switch mounts.
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Posted by Susofrick on 23 Nov 2017, 09:21

Great camels here too!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 25 Nov 2017, 18:40

Thank you very much for your compliments, Peter, Marvin and Susofrick. It's always a pleasure for me to share my works with so kind people as you. :-D

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Posted by Beano Boy on 25 Nov 2017, 23:23

Beautiful Work! Inspiring Subject!
Perhapes one for a group build. The Battle of the Pyramids! BB
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Posted by huib on 26 Nov 2017, 14:46

Great painting, Santi!
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Posted by santifernandez on 26 Nov 2017, 19:40

Good work santi, maybe you could look for depth with dark washings to emphasize a little the volume.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 26 Nov 2017, 23:00

Beano Boy wrote:
"Perhaps one for a group build. The Battle of the Pyramids!"


Thanks for your suggestion, BB, but don't you think that they are better intended maybe for the battle of Abu Klea? ;-)

huib wrote:
"Great painting, Santi!"

santifernandez wrote:
"Good work santi, maybe you could look for depth with dark washings to emphasize a little the volume."


Thank you very much, dear friends. :-D I take in consideration your advice, tocayo, but I'm not very skilful using washings. I tried some years ago and returned to my old style due to the bad results obtained. :(

Santi...the new one (compared to Santi the veteran). :lol:
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