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von Winterfeldt05 Apr 2017 12:13 a.m. PST

Didn't paint Brits for over 40 years

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repaint05 Apr 2017 12:13 a.m. PST

What are you guys recommending for aquarium plants to make jungle?
scenery?

They sell so many different kinds on ebay that I'd prefer to ask around first rather than going blindly for overscale or unsuitable plants.

thank

repaint05 Apr 2017 12:13 a.m. PST

What are you guys recommending for aquarium plants to make jungle?
scenery?

They sell so many different kinds on ebay that I'd prefer to ask around first rather than going blindly for overscaled or unsuitable plants.

thank

repaint05 Apr 2017 12:14 a.m. PST

What are you guys recommending for aquarium plants to make jungle
scenery?

They sell so many different kinds on ebay that I'd prefer to ask around first rather than going blindly for overscaled or unsuitable plants.

thank

repaint05 Apr 2017 12:15 a.m. PST

Bug strike, but your figures look very good!

foxweasel Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 12:43 a.m. PST

Glorious Poachers mate. Where did you get the flags, I've been looking for some for ages.

von Winterfeldt05 Apr 2017 1:13 a.m. PST

GMB – AWI range, sadly not all regiments in Egypt are covered

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 2:00 a.m. PST

Lovely figures. Interesting about the colours. They must just have been on the cusp of change given the union with Ireland. I had never really considered that before and would have used the more modern version. Good research.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 8:04 a.m. PST

What an inspired idea, AWI flags for Egypt. That should be published further. I wonder if Perrys and/or GMB know that????????

I have now checked and Perrys show both types, pre and post Union, to be fair to them

the figures of course are superb…..but we would expect that!

Aquarium plants are brilliant for jungle and dirt cheap, but surely best bet is to support your local store and see what you can use, not rely on e Bay….

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 8:58 a.m. PST

I have been looking into this further and though I cannot yet find a direct reference to regimental colours, the Union was declared on 1 Jan 1801 and the new pattern of Union Flag officially adopted. I wonder how long it took the regiments to adjust. Were they forewarned and thus prepared for the change or did it 'ripple out' from the UK with home-based troops changing first and overseas garrisons later as they 'got the word'? If that were the case there could have been a mix of old and new in Egypt as the campaign started in March. I wonder if anyone knows the answer?

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

Nice figures!

As for the title question… They make "mats" for aquariums that look like a whole bunch of plastic grass or shrubs. link The grass bits are usually attached to a base and can be pulled off for your scenery. I'm about to start a project of mounting some of those bits onto the "cup" part of a Bur Oak acorn. You might also look in the silk flower part of your big box hobby store to see what they have. Spanish moss is good for impassible vegetation that looks good.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 9:51 a.m. PST

von Winterfeldt, do you have a blog?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 9:56 a.m. PST

He should. His work is incredible.

See his early French Cuirassiers converted from Perry plastics…just for one example.

TMP link

I go back to these figures many times for inspiration

I do not know this, but he may be of my generation and so not know a Blog from a Tweet. Some of us have no concept of the Social Media beyond a rather mediocre film.

von Winterfeldt05 Apr 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

yes I am old, a blog, would distract me even more from painting.

As to the colours – in my view they still had the old ones – see the old threats about that topic here on tmp

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP05 Apr 2017 1:13 p.m. PST

Old? You are not.

No, I said "my generation". That is not "old"…….?

Our parents are old (well not mine, they are gone to a better place, but my wife's are both old..er….and in great form)

We are the Airfix, Revell, Aurora, Frog generation. (What was the wonderful German maker you could not get in England but I discovered in Koln in 1966? I brought home a V2 with launching platform and many other kits of a quality we could only dream of….Faller! Faller!) We created 1815 figures from plastic toys because we could not afford the metal figures, as children in 1960s.

Tell me. Did you really use two colours on the buttons or is that just a trick of the light? I am glad to just get metallic colour on only the buttons. Have you really used a darker centre and lighter outer?

You know what, you do need a "blog". Rafa has his book, this work is of that standard, too.

dbf167605 Apr 2017 3:27 p.m. PST

These look great. The Perrys need to make some figures for India.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 12:14 a.m. PST

db1676, they already do. Some of the 'Egypt' troops are suitable and they have produced sepoys. Also the plastic Light Dragoon box has options for 'Indian' uniforms.

von Winterfeldt06 Apr 2017 2:54 a.m. PST

no – sorry no different button colours, I do base them however with tin bizz or something like that.

German branch – I don't know maybe Faller, they did some nice aircraft

dbf167606 Apr 2017 5:50 a.m. PST

A-man,

I realize that they already have some figures that would work fine for India, but I'd like to see some opponents for the Company.

von Winterfeldt07 Apr 2017 4:50 a.m. PST

the Perrys have some real tasty figures, I just looked at my British dragoons used as infantry – and then again – the French infantry in Kléber uniforms, lucky us to have so much choice

Personal logo Il Granatiere Supporting Member of TMP09 Apr 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

Really a great work as usual! May I ask your technique for the white pants? Thanks

von Winterfeldt09 Apr 2017 9:46 p.m. PST

undercoating with natural umber, then a white out of Coat d'Armes bleached bone and natural wool, leave out the deep recesses and don't overpaint them so the base colour stays. Then a glaze with a mix of water colours – brilliant yellow, golden ocre and spepia, then highlighten with adding ivory into the white mix mentioned above – and finally for very bright higlights mix ivory and white.

Sir Able Brush Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 11:38 a.m. PST

wonderful painting

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