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Monday, 3 August 2020

COLONIAL SETTLERS # 2 28mm

My first post since April, life has been a bit upside down in this current climate, in which we are all adjusting to.
Work wise, I have been redeployed from a Dental Hospital to General Hospital  and undergone re-training .
Gaming has been non existent and the planned  Early war Big Chain of Command event I hoped to host over 2 days at MOAB this year had to be cancel due to the continuing closures of interstate borders and uncertainty of the impact the virus is creating.

On a positive note, I decided to restart a project that's been on the back burner since May 2017, my 28 mm French Indian War project.
I am working on both figures and terrain  simultaneously, here are some Colonial settlers. 

The figures are from Perry miniatures AWI range. 
Three of the figures are suppose to be black  Americans (the man holding the sack and the 2 busy woman) but as I wanted to portray frontier settlers I decided to paint  them as white American settlers for this time period in history. 

I modified this character by removing his cane and repositioning his arm,my  intention is to  use him as a Doctor or a Preacher of the good news.
The woman in the center is in her Sunday best, probably on her long trip back to town to attend the Sunday church service, the other woman make for good representations of  woman helping to maintain their frontier  cabins.

Nice models of two youngsters, all the models are super-glued on a very thin sheets of metal with a thin layer of Milliput applied to the surface to create  texture. 
I decided to move away from circular bases and use  square bases for this project.


Perry miniatures really do make some nice, well proportioned models and it was a pleasure to paint them.

Cheers John  

24 comments:

  1. Welcome back John, We missed you!

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  2. Very nice work as always and nice to 'hear' from you again.

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  3. Welcome back John. Great job on the Perry civilians. The waving hat had to come down, it limited the use of the figure. Looking forward to seeing what terrain you come up with for the FIW. Re: our last conversation about "furniture" I see that Warlord Games are releasing a pack - very over priced IMHO. Shame about MOAB, stay safe. Cheers Greg

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    1. Thanks Delta,working on terrain as well, yes I did notice Warlord Games new furniture release.
      cheers John

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  4. Very nice John, most of us are in the same boat I think, less time for gaming/hobby and increased pressure at work and in life. Good to see you are still getting some stuff done though. KYM

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    1. Thanks Kym for your comments
      cheer John

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  5. Wow! They're fab John. Good work :o)
    Cheers
    Matt

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  6. Great work on all of these - I do like to civilian figures populating the battlefield!

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    1. Thanks for your comment rross
      cheers John

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  7. Wonderful job on these figures John. Isn't it amazing during these extraordinary times that old projects and long neglected lead piles have been a welcome distraction for we wargamers globally. Looking forward to seeing your next stash of painted figures.

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    1. Thanks Carlo, totally agree with you.
      cheers John

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  8. These are absolutely beautiful! This set of figures is easily one of my favorite Perry sculpts. You've done them wonderfully.

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    1. Thanks Elroy for your comments.
      cheers John.

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  9. Great work. Always nice to paint something different.

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