Saturday, 7 February 2015

General Roberts, Second Afghan War

I was recently sent a conversion of General Roberts to paint up who led the British army the Second Afghan War. The mini is a Perry Miniatures figure form their British High Command on English Mounts pack (The Graham figure at the right) with a poshteen added and a suitably whiskery Victorian beard! I have to admit that the NWF is one of the (semi-new) areas of modelling/wargaming that I was looking at the mini wish some relish when at the prospect of painting it up. I even had a go at converting a Third Afghan War mini from Studio miniatures but with less than satisfactory results! (you can see my in an earlier post HERE).

Genaeral Roberts met with great success during his efforts in the Second Afghan War which was to include his famous forced March to Kandahar following on from the British disaster at the Battle of Maiwand where he decisively defeated the army of Ayub Khanon September 1st at the Battle of Kandahar which pretty much brought to a close the Second Afghan War which was concluded at the Treaty of Gandamak.

Well, the mini is now done and here are the pics- hope you like them(?):






Bye for now.

21 comments:

  1. He looks completely splendid! An excellent job!

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    1. Thanks, i've got Fred Burnaby (the Perry one at El Teb) with a coat of varnish that's hopefully going to be dry by tomorrow.....

      Darrell.

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  2. I have just picked up the same figure. Not sure what colour to do his shirt though!

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    1. Legatus, if you believe Michael Asher in Khartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure, Burnaby was dressed in a Norfolk suit during his celebrated shotgunning incident with Graham's Suakin Field Force. As such, you can go with any kind of civilian shirt you like. Most likely, it'd be some kind of white.

      If you prefer a more regimented look, then the standard issue British shirt was greyish. Lots of folks paint it blue-grey, but it appears to be a light grey grey, much the same color as the grey serge used on many of the uniforms.

      Cheerio!

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    2. Thanks. I suppose he was unofficial at the time!

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  3. Impressive conversion. Love the addition of the winter coat. Full of character this figure is.

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    1. Thanks, The conversion work is not mine- just the paintjob.

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  4. That is some beautiful conversion work, and Artizan has a foot figure almost identical to that if you need a dismount.

    Carry on - I can't wait to see more!

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    1. Is is indeed some great conversion work.... unfortunately it's not mine! Just the paintjob.

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  5. Bloody fantastic I only ask a nice fellow the other day to model one for me as well....perfect

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    1. Well, if you need a painter Vinnie ;>)

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  6. He looks great, colors are just perfect...

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  7. Most excellent - particularly the poshteen! Really super colours, which will look perfect on any table.

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    1. once again.. he-he... it's not my putty work- just the splash of paint. :>)

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  8. Fantastic conversion and paintjob, Darrell !

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    1. Unfortunately I'm not responsible for the conversion work Stefan- just the brushwork :>)

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  9. Hi Darrell, can you please respond to my e-mails and phone calls? I would like to recover the figures that have been with you for painting for the past two years. Thank you. JP

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