Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Three little maids...

...from Kabul are we. 

These are without doubt probably the simplest figures I've ever had to paint. Lovely little sculpts from Elheim miniatures from their modern Afghan range. I got these through the good offices of my pal Mike Embree and hopefully they will be adorning an Afghan village before too long. 

Full to the brim with girlish glee. 

The painting itself was terribly simple. A simple wash of blue with some grey on the trousers and GW tallarn flesh on the hands. Bases were Vallejo Khaki with a British Armour Uniform highlight. 

All in all I think the entire process took about forty minutes. The internet seems to indicate that blue is the preferred colour of ladies from Kabul, while green and brown is preferred in the provinces. However, the look of the blue was too striking to mess with, so in this as in all things I painted the legend rather than the reality.  

In other news, I found these strange marks on the chimney breast recently. I was baffled. 

Until I looked a little closer and realised that they were paw prints. Which raises the question, why is Flashman trying to get into the chimney? I don't have an answer for this one, but I can't help but feel that it may have something to do with M-Isis. 


  1. Simple but effective: the nicest way to paint!

  2. Maybe you had a visitor trying to come down the chimney, and Flashman jumped into action to "defend hearth and home"!

    1. Sadly, it appears that is the case.

      More on that later.