Sunday, 22 February 2015

Fall in the 42nd

Somehow I’ve managed to finish painting the Black Watch in the record time of only three months! Actually, sarcasm aside, that really is quick for me considering the amount of tartan and other detail involved. Strangely I really enjoyed all the faffing about to produce this unit although I’ll say right here and now that this will be the only kilted unit I’m going to paint for this project.

I just need to finish the detail on the top of the flag poles and then base the whole lot up before they can take their place in the British order of battle ready for Vintage Waterloo.

According to Roy things are progressing well (only he could email me with the line “I found 24 painted Old Guard today”) and at some point in the next month or two we intend to get together for a dry run and to thrash out the details of the game.

14 comments:

johnpreece said...

Frankly when I look at the detail you have managed three months seems pretty quick. I have never managed a unit of highlanders in one go, usually I put them aside for a few months before renewing the energy to tackle them.

I am very impressed by the kilts but especially the socks, well in fact all of them. I have seen some fantastic 20mm figures in Old Johns collection painted by Peter Gilder, but these are as good as any. Congratulations.

A.W. KITCHEN said...

'Brae Hiland Lads' - great looking regiment , Tony

Anonymous said...

Very nice and quite inspiring. I'm just finishing renovating my Airfix Gordon Highlanders then the SHQ unit of Black Watch await me!

MSFoy said...

Superb - lovely job - just lovely.

'Lee. said...

Magnificent unit Ian, really stunning!

Anonymous said...

Very impressive, an excellent unit and will do well against the French!

Paul

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Very nicely done! Your handiwork is to be envied.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Stryker said...

Cheers chaps - I really appreciate the comments!

DeanM said...

Very nice, love the musicians kilt work.

Wellington Man said...

These are truly magnificent, Ian. Very well done! I love the front rank of DK be-Sporraned chappies too.

Best Regards, WM

Matt said...

I must congratulate you - they look fantastic!

lewisgunner said...

I bet you will be back for anther highland unit. A good Scotch is addictive.
Roys

the Archduke said...

I don't think they come better than this. Congratulations. You are too hard on yourself re timing. You have us, your readers, to provide the insults.........

Stryker said...

Archduke - thanks for that!

Roy - you're not wrong there, I do like a good scotch...