Monday, December 21, 2015

Ghurkas from over the sea



As I mentioned previously Nick very generously sent me Ral Partha Ghurkas. These arrived last week and I haven't had the time to give them the attention they deserve. These are just some phone snaps, but I think the quality of the figures speaks for itself. 


A particularly dangerous looking customer. This chap looks like a sergeant major to me. 



Actually looking at him from another angle - perhaps Billy Fish from The Man who would be King? 


The steely gaze of a Ghurka officer speculating as to how exactly his next foe is going to be sent to meet his ancestors. 


These are lovely little crisp sculpts and Nick has done a very effective and simple paint job on them. I don't think anyone was ever the worse for having Ghurkas by his side and I look forward to leading them on the tabletop.


In other news, Mrs Kinch has been sashaying about the house putting everything in order. Decorating the Christmas tree is definitely a girl job and after bringing the boxes down from the attic, I was politely but firmly chivvied from the room. 

I returned to find everything sparkly and wonderful. But amongst the decorations I noticed some new arrivals, Guardsbear Stern of the Irish Guards hitched a lift with Mrs Kinch during a recent trip to London. 

Apparently he will be spending his Christmas leave with us. We may need more mince pies. 


Mrs Kinch is also a fan of fat Angels. There are rather a lot of them on our tree. 


Sergeant Rodiss will also be spending his Christmas leave with us.

I may have to buy a lot more mince pies and perhaps hide the best sherry. 


A golden snitch made for Mrs Kinch by her partner in crime Tootsie. 


Another fat Angel. I think the woman may have a problem. 


And no Christmas tree would be complete without a lobster. 

This is, of course, the second lobster as everyone knows there was more than one lobster at the birth of our Lord. 










19 comments:

  1. Ral Partha are classic figures!, nice Christmas tree - keep the cats off it though, Tony

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    1. They're doing ok actually - the cats are behaving themselves.

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  2. Everyone needs a Christmas lobster! Lovely Gurkhas and a very HAppy Christmas to you both.

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    1. Merry Christmas Michael and the lobster is doing well. The Ghurkas are great aren't they?

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  3. Great Gurkhas and one terrific tree.

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  4. The Gurkhas are stout fellows indeed. I'm sure the Frontier will be quiet with them on the scene.
    I love the decorations, though the last one was a bit startling. For a second I thought it was purchased from H. Lovecraft Christmas and Nightmare Emporium.

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    1. I sincerely hope so Mike. Flashman's campaign against M-Isis is ongoing.

      As for the lobster, well Mrs. Kinch is very fond of him.

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  5. All looking very festive Conrad. And the Christmas tree, fat angels and all, is looking the part as well.

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    1. They are an integral part of Christmas I find.

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  7. Fine looking Gurkas!

    Happy holidays to you!

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    1. Compliments of the season to you Jonathan.

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  8. Very festive indeed! I think Sergeant Rodiss has been at my larder too!

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  9. Excellent Gurkhas there! Smiling politely when setting them out generates maximum unnerving effect on an opponent. Works for me.

    Happy New Year, Sir,

    Regards, Chris.

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    1. Happy new year Chris. They are rather good. We'll see how they perform on the table.

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  10. I'm very happy the Ghurkas found a good, and very festive, home. I always planned on giving the figures a medium dark wash to darken their skin and bring out the detail in the uniforms. But I think they we do fine service for you without. All the best for 2016 to you and yours!

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