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“Whatever happens, we have got The Gatling Gun, and they have not.”

“Whatever happens, we have got The Gatling Gun, and they have not.”

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Project Blog by elessar2590 Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

Too Fat Lardies released in their 2021 Magazine a set of rules for playing Sharp Practice in the Sudan. I'm a huge fan of the period and have a friend who is keen to try it out, but first I need a Gatling Gun...

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Before the Paint

Tutoring 8
Skill 9
Idea 11
1 Comment
The miniature itself is made by Empress Miniatures and is cast locally in Australia by Elite Miniatures. The owner of Elite Miniatures is a friend of a friend and credits/blames the two of us for getting him in to Sharp Practice.The miniature itself is made by Empress Miniatures and is cast locally in Australia by Elite Miniatures. The owner of Elite Miniatures is a friend of a friend and credits/blames the two of us for getting him in to Sharp Practice.
The miniature itself was easy enough to put together. I couldn't for the life of me figure out where the little wheel went and the spike at the back wouldn't survive much travel so I left it off rather than glue it back on fifty times.The miniature itself was easy enough to put together. I couldn't for the life of me figure out where the little wheel went and the spike at the back wouldn't survive much travel so I left it off rather than glue it back on fifty times.
I glued the sitting gunner to a popsicle stick and the gun on a 50mm Round Base, the crew are based on my standard 5c and 10c coinsI glued the sitting gunner to a popsicle stick and the gun on a 50mm Round Base, the crew are based on my standard 5c and 10c coins

The Paint

Tutoring 8
Skill 8
Idea 8
2 Comments
Everything was undercoated with Grey Seer, I lightly glued the Gunner to a stick for ease of painting.Everything was undercoated with Grey Seer, I lightly glued the Gunner to a stick for ease of painting.
The gun itself was fairly straightforward. The gun itself was fairly straightforward.
I really appreciated the sculpting skill that went into the wheels, all I needed to do was drybrush them and it naturally picked out all the detail I wanted.I really appreciated the sculpting skill that went into the wheels, all I needed to do was drybrush them and it naturally picked out all the detail I wanted.
Everything else was fairly basic, along with a metallic drybrush to pick out the detailEverything else was fairly basic, along with a metallic drybrush to pick out the detail
The Paint
The Crew Post Wash. Painted in my usual style, block out the main areas then work down to more detailed stuff.The Crew Post Wash. Painted in my usual style, block out the main areas then work down to more detailed stuff.
The Neckerchiefs had me a little worried but I managed to get a semi straight lineThe Neckerchiefs had me a little worried but I managed to get a semi straight line
The Paint
The skin was Army Painter Barbarian Flesh washed black with Kislev Flesh highlights then washed with Guilliman Contrast for a sunburnt lookThe skin was Army Painter Barbarian Flesh washed black with Kislev Flesh highlights then washed with Guilliman Contrast for a sunburnt look
The Paint
It's blurry but here's a before and afterIt's blurry but here's a before and after

The Final Thing

Tutoring 2
Skill 4
Idea 3
No Comments
Your Move Your Move
Oh Man Please Don't Roll a OneOh Man Please Don't Roll a One
With the Camera Focus those Lines Almost Look StraightWith the Camera Focus those Lines Almost Look Straight
This Sensible Chap has Decided to Wear a Hat in the Desert Sun. That's Why He's the LeaderThis Sensible Chap has Decided to Wear a Hat in the Desert Sun. That's Why He's the Leader
Lloyd ShotLloyd Shot
The Final Thing

Some Jump Off Points

Tutoring 4
Skill 4
Idea 5
1 Comment
I painted these years ago but never finished basing themI painted these years ago but never finished basing them
Perry MiniaturesPerry Miniatures
My British in the Sudan are all dressed in the new Grey Uniform. This was used very briefly in between the Red and Khaki we are used toMy British in the Sudan are all dressed in the new Grey Uniform. This was used very briefly in between the Red and Khaki we are used to
Some Jump Off Points
Some Jump Off Points
Some Jump Off Points
The Bases are Painted with Army Painter Desert YellowThe Bases are Painted with Army Painter Desert Yellow
The base on the left was dry brushed with Vallejo Deck TanThe base on the left was dry brushed with Vallejo Deck Tan
Both Finished. I'll add some tufts Both Finished. I'll add some tufts
Some Jump Off Points

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