Friday, February 5, 2016

Indian lancer


The Finished Product

I finally finished this chap a little while ago after adding a green stuff beard.  I am sickeningly pleased with him.  The finish is deliberately simple to fit with the toy soldier aesthetic. 


A work in progress shot

One thing I learned while painting this chap is that with large scale figures, one needs to take ones time and do two coats. The coverage can be quite patchy otherwise. 




A certain amount of tongue poking was required to paint the lines on the turban, which took two goes. The bamboo lines on the lance took a little bit of work to get right too.  

The beard doesn't look too bad though.



I had to be quite careful with the varnish on this chap, as it tended to pool rather spectacularly and I had to quickly dab the excess varnish away.  I'm very happy with the results. 

This chap is patrolling the book shelves in the library and keeping the peace between modern fiction and Cold War history.  



24 comments:

  1. Classic paintjob. Bamboo lance looks great! Were the lances always bamboo?

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    1. Thank you very much. I believe they were - at least in the photographs I have seen.

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  2. He looks lonely, like he needs some friends.

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    1. Absolutely not - there's a limit to how much shelf space I have.

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  3. Of course you know that eventually, you'll need more than just one of these fellows! Can a Squadron be far behind?

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    1. That would be difficult, those horses take up a lot of metal.

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  4. Excellent rendition. Will there be any more?

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    1. Thank you very much. There's an outside possibility.

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  5. Lovely figure Conrad. He has painted up well and the second coat of paint/work to portray bamboo has enhanced him beautifully. Can we await a whole unit?
    Alan

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  6. That is wondrous thing! Fabulous results Sir.

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    1. Thank you very much. I am very happy with him.

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  7. Great looking figure - you can't beat the 'Toy Soldier' look !,Tony

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    1. You can not Tony. They are great fun.

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  8. Conrad,
    You should be very pleased with the lancer, he does look fine. Do you intend to individually name each figure? Just a thought.

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    1. Thank you Robbie - that might be an idea. I might have a look at Kipling for some ideas.

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  9. Hello CK,

    Top notch old chap! Very evocative of the whole FLW thing.

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. I'm not really planning on building a FLW army, just a few chaps to pop on a shelf.

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  10. Nice job, nice colors...and fantastic lance!

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  11. Quite splendid. The final result on the turban was worth the tongue-poking.

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  12. You can tell we're wargamers as the first thing we ask is whether there are going to be any more! :o) Lovely, very Britains'esque...

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    1. Well the answer to that one is a resounding maybe. Thank you very much.

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