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Atheling15 Aug 2021 7:43 a.m. PST

Again, with the studio out of action it has given me a little time to catch up on some photography work. To help me take stock of where I am with various projects too- and stick to the "Rule of Threes"! :>)

All the units and single bases, along with the usual waffle can be found on my Just Add Water Blog here:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2021/08/up-nile-forces-thus-far.html

The first unit for my Sudan collection was completed way back in 2015. One of the few gaps in the Perry Miniatures Sudan range was that of the Mounted Infantry Company under L/Captain Humphreys. Thus a small degree of conversion work was called for. The Mounted Infantry models are taken from the Command and Troop packs of the Perry Miniatures British Camel Corp with their "undersides" filed out (enter the "bastard" file!) with putty work done on redefining the puttees. The horses are taken from the 10th hussars packs.

Mounted Infantry Company:

Beja Unit 1

Beja Unit 2:

Examples of some of the single bases:

Rusty Balls15 Aug 2021 9:19 a.m. PST

Spectacular looking figures!

What rules are you playing?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 9:24 a.m. PST

Great looking figures.

Atheling15 Aug 2021 9:42 a.m. PST

Rusty Balls

What rules are you playing?

Up the Nile by Kevin Calder. It's all on the blog but briefly, they can be played on a table as small as a 6' x 4' which suits my needs until I can get to the club again. Up the Nile is available from Caliver books here in the UK. THere might be a Us supplier?

Hope that helps?

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 12:04 p.m. PST

Excellent painting. One of the many attractions of colonial gaming is that the vast majority of warriors/soldiers are straight forward to paint. I would recommend to anyone starting in miniature gaming to think about selecting a colonial project to start due to the simple paint schemes that are typical of that era.

Zeelow15 Aug 2021 3:18 p.m. PST

thumbs up !!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Aug 2021 5:44 p.m. PST

On Military Matters carries the "Up the Nile" rules.

link

Great looking figures!!

Jim

Atheling16 Aug 2021 3:44 a.m. PST

ColCampbell

On Military Matters carries the "Up the Nile" rules.

It's great to hear that they are available from both sides of the pond.

I dearly wish that the Pete Armstrong's The Battle of Dupplin Moor was available for the UK from OMM. I recently tried to purchase a copy from On Military Matters and was turned down because of all the VAT etc to get it to the UK. :>(

takeda33316 Aug 2021 10:33 a.m. PST

Well done, always a pleasure to see you units.

Atheling16 Aug 2021 10:37 a.m. PST

Thanks takeda333

My Just Add Water Miniature Painting Blog:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

Atheling17 Aug 2021 5:09 a.m. PST

A quick example of some of the single bases close ups- if you're interested in the painting of the flesh tones on the Beja, they are really worth a look- colours explained on the link to my blog too :)

takeda33318 Aug 2021 4:58 p.m. PST

Nicely done! Great standard 😀

Atheling21 Aug 2021 12:57 p.m. PST

Cheers Takada333.

I have to say that I'm quite pleased with what I managed to complete in a few nights – the Beja that is.

My Just Add Water Miniature Painting Blog:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

takeda33321 Aug 2021 10:38 p.m. PST

That 2d Beja unit with the skin highlights really makes them pop. I wish I had seen this technique earlier on my 170+ 18mm units.😀

Atheling22 Aug 2021 8:52 a.m. PST

That 2d Beja unit with the skin highlights really makes them pop. I wish I had seen this technique earlier on my 170+ 18mm units

Mike Snook mentions different colour skin tones with some of the Beja tribes in his superb Go Strong into the Desert book. That's basically what I was trying to achieve.

I'm pleased you like them.

My Just Add Water Miniature Painting Blog:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

Part time gamer24 Aug 2021 2:35 a.m. PST

These look really great!

Atheling26 Aug 2021 5:41 a.m. PST

Thanks you Part time gamer. Appreciated :)

My Just Add Water Miniature Painting Blog:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

archiduque03 Sep 2021 3:15 a.m. PST

Fantastic stuff mate!!!

Atheling04 Sep 2021 1:04 a.m. PST

Thanks Rafa- much appreciated :)

My Just Add Water Miniature Painting Blog:
justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

SgtGuinness02 Nov 2021 4:59 p.m. PST

Beautifully painted and based figures! Highly inspirational. I've been following your awesome blog for quite some time.

Atheling23 May 2024 4:10 a.m. PST

SgtGuiness

Beautifully painted and based figures! Highly inspirational. I've been following your awesome blog for quite some time.

Thank you, That's great to hear. I'm sorry I was so late in replying to you. I was doing a google search and my own thread on TMP came up! LOL

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justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com

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