Some Sikh gentlemen
These are some rather excellent Sikh infantrymen that I picked up from Old John of 20mm Nostalgic Revival some moons ago. I have absolutely no idea who the original manufacturer was, but they are top notch little figures and were an absolute pleasure to paint. These are painted as 15th (Rattrays) Sikhs as described in The Sword and the Flame painting guide. Looking at them now I think they might be a better fit for some of the pictures of the Ludhiana Sikhs that I've seen online.
Some homework needs to be done there I think.
From the rear
These really are cracking little models and I painted them with thinned acrylics over a white undercoat. This meant that I didn't have to muck about with any highlights or anything like that. It didn't quite work on the red coat, but I added a wash of red ink that made them slightly less flat. Either way, they're finished and should be taking to the tabletop before too long.
To the front
The stripes on the turban took a bit of doing, eventually I settled on a scheme that allowed me to give the impression of stripes without adding as many as would actually be required. They came out quite pleasingly I think. I still have to finish their officer, but Rome wasn't build in a day.
A much more welcome visitor
Sir. Harry Flashman's campaign to defend the Empires borders has been going relatively well - or at least so it appears as there has been no recurrence of the horrendous stench.
We have however, had far more welcome visitors to the house (or at least the garden).