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Monday, 9 April 2018

Fuzzies Finished

Nine units of spear and sword.
After four one-hour sessions I managed to shade, touch up, highlight and varnish my Sudanese "Fuzzies". Whilst they're no where near exhibit standard they're at least good enough for my purposes. The final 'session' of giving them a coat of varnish (using a 'lacquer' spray from Wilkinson's) seemed to take forever, and had to happen between showers.
The  skirmish unit of rifles and stick throwers (?)
They're organised into units of twenty figures each with a flag, officer and some have a drummer.
The nine units are then organised further into three groups of three.
All of the above is to fit in with the rules "The Sword and the Flame".
Close up view.
Hard to spot, the dots on the base of  each of these.
I should point out that it's not just the crap photography (as usual) that makes these appear shiny, the varnish has given them a sheen, which I don't mind at all as my Boxers are also in a semi-gloss varnish too.
As these units look identical (save for the skirmishers) I identified each unit by adding one, two or three subtle dots on the rear of each figure as shown in the photograph to the right.
The three unit of each bigger unit also had their flags colour coordinated to the dots.
So that the three green flag units (Rayas) all had green dots; the black flags, black dots and the red flags brown dots as I thought red  would be too harsh.
Figures from the third unit of the green flags
In addition I also put Roman numerals on their bases corresponding to their flags and dots as shown
I did have to swap two flags.over (having glued the wrong ones on), I found two other figures that needed finishing which enabled me to have two foot Emirs.

The other 'problem' was that each unit needed a distinctive leader figure and as I had very few - I gave the figures I used for leaders a distinctive red border to the lower part of their 'dress'. All that remains now is to find a suitable storage space for them, pack them away and forget about them !
The finished mass !
I never manged to get a game in this lass week, something I will redress this week (yes Jimland and yes solo - still no opponent, despite my best efforts to get one.) and in the meantime my paint tray has the one hundred or so Arab types on it, awaiting attention.

So that's it then for this week I hope you've found something of interest in my endeavours to finish off the 200 plus figures (I know that it seems to have gone on forever)\ and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

20 comments:

  1. Amazing amount of work and they look great! I like the shiny varnish finish too.

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    1. Thanks MJT, working on these has been like a kick-back to my early decades in wargaming and gloss varnish was all I used then too.

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  2. Good grief - you are a painting junkie. If I had painted 200 figures in such a short time I would collapse in a jibbering heap, not getting out another 100 figures.
    Nice idea for the dots on the bases, and a big well done on the painting

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    1. Thanks Vagabond, I didn't consider it a short time, but then again I'm getting on a bit!
      The figures will be up to table-top standard, I/m guessing in two to three weeks.
      The dots work for me and the painting wonuldn;t stand up to close scrutiny.

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  3. Der Lord! Look at that lot! Amazing Joe, what a terrifying sight for those in their firing line.

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    1. Thanks Michael, I think Eric the Shed produced twice as many in half the time!
      If I ever get around to painting up a firing line then it will be a fine sight.

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    1. Thanks you michal, much appreciated.

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  5. Congrats on finishing them Joe, I hope you find away of using them in a game I know for some people painting models is enough & their not pushed on if they game with them or not.

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    1. Thanks Frank, I've really only painted them to clear a little from the lead mountain and I'd dearly love to game with them - maybe one day.

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    1. My thoughts exactly when they were finished and lined up.

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  7. Congratulations on getting over the finishing line with this HORDE Joe, and hats off to you for celebrating by loading another hundred onto the painting table! :-)
    Great ideas with the dots/numerals and flags, and the leader's red coding btw :-)

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    1. Thanks WA for all of the above comment, I did realise though after posting that it's 120 figures as I'd forgotten the skirmisher/rifle unit !

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  8. "Quantity has a quality all of its own!" Excellent mate really excellent.

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    1. Thanks Clint, a case of "Never mind the quality" eh?

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  9. Fab work and a clever way of identifying whom belongs where.

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    1. Thanks Brummie, I often wonder how others solve their similar problems

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  10. Wow, most impressive job, congrats!

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    1. Thanks you Phil, much appreciated (and the next batch of 120 are all but finished too).

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