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Orphaned Painting

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A never ending project of miniatures that I paint that won't be used for a particular army, game or other project.

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Northstar steampunk

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I keep on looking at the official Silver Bayonet figures longingly, but I hadn’t taken the plunge : I think I was scarred by the Napoleonic Wargames club my school ran in the 1980s. So much humbrol enamel.
I remembered that I had a box of figures for the long forgotten ‘In Her Majesty’s Name’ languishing at the bottom of a drawer. ‘Lord Curr’s Company’ is also by Northstar and contained a couple of miniatures in uniform, so an ideal test for me painting pseudo historicals.

Group ShotGroup Shot
Corporal HughesCorporal Hughes
Private Johnston Private Johnston
Partisan or poacher? Partisan or poacher?
Mohan SinghMohan Singh

The red coats were actually a pleasure to paint, a mix of Vallejo game colour, Monument Pro Acryl, and a dash of Citadel contrast as a wash on the trousers. I’m sure I could use them in Silver Bayonet.

The miniature in regular clothes is sufficiently neutral that he could be used in a variety of games from a bandit in Silver Bayonet to a partisan in World War 2.

Mohan Singh is a puzzle. I think it’s a great mini and it’s always nice to see some representation in our hobby. However his ridiculous weapon makes him almost unusable, and the muscle bound Sikh is a bit of a tired cliche. I wonder where it started?

However it did send me down a Google research hole where I discovered that there were East India Company troops in Egypt in 1801. So there’s a new project : a Silver Bayonet troop of Indian soldiers.

Darius the man from 2000 - Crooked Dice

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Darius the man from 2000 - Crooked Dice

I’ve liked this mini since I first saw it. For some reason it reminds me of Peter St. John/Mandala from the 2000AD story Zenith. It’s probably simply the suit.
Talking of which, I was intimidated by painting so much white. I think it turned out OK.

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