Sunday, January 12, 2014

From ByronM: 28mm Great War Canadian Highlanders (55 points)


Byron returns from his recent foray of the grim 41st Millennia to the warm, homey trenches of the Great War.

From Byron: 
Here is another unit for my Canadian WW1 force.  This is a section of Canadian Highlanders from the 16th Battalion, and more specifically a section that was amalgamated into the 16th from the The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada from Hamilton Ontario. While the other 3 regiments than went into making up the 16th Battalion were all from the Prairies, there was this one regiment from Ontario amalgamated in. 
The miniatures are mainly Great War figures, however I have a big man from Musketeer Miniatures in command of them. Again, as with the German submission earlier in the week, the Great War figures are great, lots of detail, good proportions, low flash, however have horrid facial details.  If I didn’t know better, a few of them, I would have sworn were cat people from a sic-fi game…  They really need to do something about that.  I guess, since the figures are so cheap, I really shouldn’t complain, but it does bug me that the faces wreck otherwise beautiful miniatures.
I continued this section in much the same colour scheme as my first section of highlanders, other than changing up the pompom on the top of the Glengarry to the red that the regiment used.  I also of course changed the tartan over the the Black Watch tartan, which is probably Curt's favourite since it is very close to the Campbell tartan. These figures have very little of the kilt peeking out from under the apron though so it does not show up that well.

Also included is a “beaver free” activation card.

I dunno, now I'm kinda missing the plucky little buck-toothed guy...

Beautiful work Byron. I continue to be amazed with your brush control. This is especially shown with your subtle work with the Argyll tartan (and it IS a lovely tartan - dark like by cold, cold heart. ;-> ). Wonderful stuff.

These eleven Canadian jocks will give Byron 55 points.

17 comments:

  1. You paint so well in any genre Byron!

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    1. Thanks Anne, nice to hear praise, since I tend to be pretty down on my own painting skills and view myself as kind of an average painter. Mind you the painting level here in Winnipeg is much higher than most places I have traveled to for tournaments. So average here is usually ok.

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  2. Having painted these myself I struggled with the faces. They do however look very good

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  3. Very nice, Exceptionally good job on the glengarries,

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  4. Outstanding! Can't get enough of your Great War stuff.

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  5. oh stop it... you keeping tempting me with all this lovliness

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  6. Great work Byron. These are excellent.
    So where is that damn French Napoleonic battalion?

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    1. Yeah.... I know, they are here and have 3 colours on them now.... Just new shiny stuff arrived last week. Been painting Rivet Wars and playing with a laser cutter... I will get to them shortly. Want to get a few Rivets done, and then one more Canadian unit so that we can have a thursday WW1 game, then on to the Frenchies, promise.

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  7. These are awesome! The detail on their glengarries is fantastic!

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  8. Top stuff mate. The bands on their glengarries are awesome like Paul said.

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