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Botch B22 Mar 2015 10:04 a.m. PST

A small group of conversions based on the excellent Italeri Mamalukes. A small command group of medieval Ottoman/Persian Sipahis.

Only WIP photos as I haven't painted them yet.

link

Berzerker7322 Mar 2015 10:28 a.m. PST

Those look great, thanks for sharing!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Mar 2015 6:47 p.m. PST

Great job!

IGWARG1 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Mar 2015 6:51 p.m. PST

Mike,

Excellent conversions!

dBerczerk23 Mar 2015 7:36 a.m. PST

I wish I could sit alongside you and observe as you work.

Very creative and quite inspirational!

Marc the plastics fan Inactive Member23 Mar 2015 10:38 a.m. PST

Yep, as always very nice

Botch B24 Mar 2015 6:06 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words guys. These are some of the conversions I have most enjoyed doing and I think they have worked out as amonst the best too but I have yet to tackle painting them!

They were inspired by some of the figures in the painting Murad at Battle of Pyramids by Kossaka – link

dBerczerk next time I am over staying with my friend Charley Elsden in Brooklyn we must arrange to meet and perhaps you could…

By John 5425 Mar 2015 3:32 a.m. PST

I'm always inspired by your stuff Mike, and, as we all know, 54mm is the one true scale!

John

KaweWeissiZadeh25 Mar 2015 8:10 a.m. PST

Very very lovely.

Botch B03 Apr 2015 3:28 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words guys. I really must get on a paint them-I've been distracted by a group project of a Gallipoli game at the Milton Keynes show in May. I have mostly ANZACs and a few Turks to do, and they seem to be taking forever!

Botch B11 Oct 2015 4:50 a.m. PST

I started to paint them and gave up! I cannot get 'convincing' colour schemes for them. I primed white/off-white but am now thinking I'll switch to black.

My usual approach of doing all at the same time, using the colour I have open on different parts of the different figures just didn't work. I am wondering if it would be better to work on just one figure, and decide on the complete colour scheme before I start-getting one from a picture or illustration.

Really frustrating because I liked the way the figures turned out and now can't finish them!

dBerczerk12 Oct 2015 5:32 a.m. PST

I've tried the "black undercoat" on 54mm figures, but over time, have come to prefer white prime.

When painting larger numbers (8 or more) of 54mm figures, I also often reach a "wall" and despair of finishing the unit. I find that deciding on two or three figures at that point, and pressing on, will often carry me through to completion. Once I have part of the unit completed helps motivate me to finish the remainder.

Don't judge your color scheme too harshly. Show your work in progress to your wargame associates, and get their reactions -- could be the very "boost" needed to drive on to completion.

I've heard it said, "The Perfect is the enemy of the Possible."

Botch B17 Oct 2015 7:36 a.m. PST

'I've heard it said, "The Perfect is the enemy of the Possible." '

Brilliant!

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