Foot slogging it for Kinch Pasha
Painting time is pretty thin on the ground at present, but I've actually managed to get some paint on some chaps and in jig time if I say so myself. These are Egyptian infantry that I got from Old John of Vintage 20mil.
Now as it happens, I got a copy of this from my good pal Steve for my birthday and there are some pictures of Turkish summer uniforms. I can't quite put my hand to it now, it's probably somewhere in the War Room. Be that as it may, those summer uniforms were a very good match the figures above.
By the way, excellent book - more information than you will ever need to field Ottoman forces in the Crimea. Exhaustive stuff, laid out and well illustrated in the classic Partizan Press style.
There's lots more where these came from.
With that in mind, I've managed to paint up sixty of these lads in about four evenings. They just need a quick blast of varnish and they'll be ready to take the field in the Crimea. I'll add a picture of the whole lot later.
The Night Charge at Kassassin 1882
But of course, this year has been the year of Colonials, so while doing for the Crimea, these lads will also do very well for Egyptian Infantry for the Egyptian campaign in 1882 and later on in the Sudan. Thereby killing three birds with one stone. I'm feeling pretty brainy as a result.
Now of course to do so, I will have to recruit a Madhist army, add cavalry to my 1870s British forces and further Egyptian cavalry and artillery, but that is a mere detail...
These were painted with a quick spray of white undercoat. I gave them two coats, just to make sure the coverage was good and even. The rifle was then painted Vallejo Mahogany and Gun Metal. The shoes, belt, hair and moutache were all painted black. Red fez and then paint the tassel black. Do the sling white and use that step to neaten any little slips along the way. The base is khaki highlighted with British tanker highlight from Vallejo's Armour range.
And the job is OXO.