Wednesday, 12 February 2014

RP No 154 25mm WWI British Infantry & I won a prize!


My last entry into the Analogue Painting Challenge finally pulled me up the chart above my seemed to be favoured 19th place. With the 210 points Curt gave me for these figures, I've zoomed all the way up to 11th place!!! Which is believe it or not a damn lot higher than I thought I'd get. I know the challenge isn't finished yet, but I'm now hoping for a top 10 place, which will be tough going, but its what its all about after all!!!


The figures are more WWI British from both Musketeer and Battlehonours ranges. They were painted up for  Matt who's got some rather nice French lined up for me to paint next???


Battlehonours figures





42 figures in all....









And while we're on the subject of WWI,  I've got to say a big thank you to Phyllion. Over on his blog Diary of a Gaming Magpie, I won a prize!!

Unusual for me I know?????

The prize in question was this marvellous book shown on the left, The Forgotten Front 1914-18 The East African Campaign by Ross Anderson.
I've only had a quick flick through at the moment but, Phyllion recently did a great review of the book, so pop over to his blog here and have a read!!
Cheers Phil!!!




70 comments:

  1. Very, very, very impressive Ray...very!

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  2. Very nice work on those Tommies!

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  3. Well done that man. Great looking figures as its difficult to make khaki look 'interesting'.

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    1. Yep, the highlight couldn't really be too much of a lighter colour or they'd look wrong.

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  4. Excellent paint jobs, Ray. They are quite exceptional!

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  5. I think YOU might be the magpie! An excellent book/prize, I am not at all jealous! (Oh ok I am).

    Good troops.

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    1. No, no, no. He's the Badger and he smuggles budgies. Well, I suppose he might smuggle magpies as well....

      Congrats on the win Ray :)

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    2. I smuggle them both, I thought you knew??

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  6. Congratulations on winning the book!
    Figures look great. Really like the guy with the flags. Glad they got you some serious points. Top ten now, Ray! Aim big,

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    1. Top 10 is in the future.............maybe??

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  7. Nice work Ray! I like these a lot!

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  8. Excellent work on these, Ray! I'm all kinds of giddy for Victrix and the pending WW1 releases.

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    1. Absolutely, they do look the part, I just wish they wore the caps instead of the helmets.

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  9. I love the bases on each of those soldiers with those little plants and rocks and grass

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    1. Its all the little things that really make the difference Dez.

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  10. Terrific models! Ray, you won ANOTHER contest? Sheesh!

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    1. I know??? It getting embarrassing??........... Not really!!!

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  11. Figures look great but I don't fancy being armed with flags against the machine guns of the dastardly bosch.
    I'm sure, like me, your mate Fran will be pleased you've won a prize too.

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    1. I know what you mean on both counts!!!!

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  12. Very nice work sir. When are they going over the top?

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  13. Go you, Ray! You are rocking and rolling in the Challenge. *yawn* another contest won…what a surprise.. ha ha

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    1. I need to go buy a few lottery tickets........ I think???

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  14. Excellent work! Must admit, I'm looking forward to Victrix's new plastic 28mm WW1 stuff ;)

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    1. I've looked at the pics on their site, it look like they late war, because the Brits have helmets.

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  15. Well done on these Ray and congrats on yet another win!

    Christopher

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  16. Very nice work on the troops there Ray. They definitely bring make the heady days of early 1914 when everyone thought that the war would be over in a few months.

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    1. Cheers Kris, who'd have thought, ah?

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  17. You are quite a winner Ray!! Send me some of your good luck. PLEASE!!! And everything looks great! Skills man...skills!

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    1. I do seem to have my fair share of luck and a few others as well!! :0)

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  18. Congratullations, Ray. You are on the way, now!!! Fantastic models.

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  19. Superior stuff, Ray! I like those. My son does WWI reenacting and these look familiar.

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    1. Cheers John, thought it was just AWI??

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    2. All of us do the War of 1812. Rob does WWI but we all help out on education days.

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  20. Nice, nice, nice!

    Super painting skills shown on these Ray. They rock!

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  21. Well done on the book win! The force looks great shall look forward to seeing the French.

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    1. Yeh, me too, I quite fancy painting them!

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  22. Fabulous work! The officer holding his orders is my favourite.

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    1. They're not his orders, its a copy of The Times newspaper.

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  23. Good work...and for your prize...NO COMMENT... :-p

    However...Save the Badger... :-)

    Marzio.

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  24. Matt will be happy,, they look good.Next time I see you I take you to a casino

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    1. As long as we get to share the money at the end....you're on!

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  25. I'm routing for you to get into the top ten, even to hit number one.

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    1. Top 10 would be a nice bonus, not much chance of the No1 spot I'm afraid, its almost as impossible as Fran smiling!!!

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  26. I like the character in these sculpts. Well painted and your basing is up to its usual high standards. Congrats on winning the book!

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  27. No way, a prize for old Ray?

    Nice painting, a good time to be doing WWI. Victrix are getting in on the act, the price might tempt me for some TTBATB.

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    1. A prize for me????? Again?? What a lucky chap!!! Cheers Phil!

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  28. Nice work on these mate.. I like the models, but the basing is also great! Though I am sure you have more items tucked away somewhere waiting to drop in the challenge ;)

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