Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Weekly News: Sign of Live and WIP AWI Scotsman

The last week was anything but calm. Instead of swinging the paintbrush annual tax declaration was on the shedule. A hard test for my patience and our marriage. However we passed it and only some minor details of the costs for childcare are to add.

Anyway I was able to make some minor progress on my AWI Scotsmen. Although I wanted to paint them as Black Watch originally I changed to 74th Regiment of Foot. I changed my mind because we're planning to present an AWI game at Crisis in November which is losely leaned on the penobscot expedition in 1779 and the events described in Cornwell's "The Fort" and during this campaign the 74th was present at Majabigwaduce.

However here are two pictures of the first nearly finished soldier. I'm surprised how the plaid turned out. While I was painting the dark green check I feared that the tucking would look unnatural... Anyhow there are some details to finalise. E. g. highlighting of the skin, the musket, slip knot in the hair and the the metal parts.

Anyway I hope you like it.
Scotti's front. I'll have to rectify the socks.

And his back. I'll have to paint the black lines on the folds.
Unfortunately I haven't found a European dealer for flags of the 74th and 82nd Regiments of Foot. Probably I'll turn to Flagdude. Does anyone know, whether his flags have the same size as GMB?

19 comments:

  1. Great painting mate, the plaid looks really good.

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    1. Thanks Lee.
      Painting the plaid turned out less scaring than I thought...

      ;-)

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  2. Now that is quality work, lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Fran.
      I'll keep doing my very best.

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    1. Thanks, Tamsin.
      I'm getting used to Scotsmen in kilts... ;-)

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  4. Looks brilliant, as always, Monty!

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    1. Kind as always. ;-)
      Thanks, Thomas.

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  5. I like the pose of this figure, the way he's leaning forward as if against the wind and against fatigue. Well done on the tartan. You might want to talk to Ray about a flag. He might have one in his collection and if not he can tell you how to make your own.

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    1. Great painting Monty, the figure looks excellent!
      Send an email to Iain at Flags of War, he sells AWI flags, but not the 74th, I'm 99% sure if you ask him he'll make you the flags you need, for a very good price.

      http://www.flagsofwar.com/index.php?route=information/contact

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    2. Thanks to you both.
      I'll try it with Ian.

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  6. Top class painting on a difficult subject.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat. I love the challenge of difficult tasks. ;-)

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  7. Wonderfully painted Highlander. Very nice work on the tartan and stockings. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Dean.
      I hope to get the other ten finished alike.

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  8. Superb work Monty. the plaid is exceptional work. and as Ray said give Iain a shout

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    1. Thanks Andrew.
      I just dropped Ian a line and look forward to the reply.

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  9. Oh dear tax returns, not fun for anyone - but this miniature is a triumph Stefan, fabulous tartan.

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    1. Tax returns is pain in the... You know where. Especially because I had a severe argument with our nanny thereby. :-/

      However thanks a lot for your kind comment. I hope to achieve the same level with the other Scotsmen...

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