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Title: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Leon on 03 March 2018, 09:19:56 PM
There's actually a couple of months worth here but we're a bit behind with our pic taking!  This lot covers most of the British types, leaving just the artillery and limbers to be done.  We've had some great help from member John Cook on the artillery, so the modeller is working away on those as I type.  There's a rather nice limber elephant in the works as well!

Indian Mutiny - British

Infantry in Home Service dress
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4783/40557017682_e5f72bd8e2.jpg)


Infantry in Campaign dress
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4749/26727623628_8e73ab26cd.jpg)


Sikh Infantry
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4746/40557017492_e3374a6e1e_z.jpg)


Gurkhas
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4769/39704245855_b61b374e06.jpg)


Naval Brigade
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4622/26727623588_80ceeffcb2.jpg)


Highlanders
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/40599358931_5eebeb2afe.jpg)


Lancers
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4701/26727623558_7e840ee7ab.jpg)


Cavalry in shirt and caps
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4761/26727623838_bd4fcae15f.jpg)


Cavalry in tunic and pugree
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4757/26727623808_6c9bb40253.jpg)


Dragoon Guards
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4657/39704246275_86b89c187e.jpg)


Punjabi Cavalry
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4720/39704246105_7f378f11c4.jpg)


Gentlemen Horse
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/25728875227_baa326431a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 March 2018, 09:30:14 PM
Ohh, those are nice


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Steve J on 03 March 2018, 09:31:32 PM
Lord have mercy, those are lovely!!!


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: fred. on 03 March 2018, 09:55:18 PM
That they are!

More temptation


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Shedman on 03 March 2018, 09:56:13 PM
Excellent


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: fsn on 03 March 2018, 10:30:56 PM
Not my period, but I can see a lot of proxies in these beauties.

Lovely work. My compliments to the sculptor.


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Leman on 03 March 2018, 10:35:31 PM
Yes indeed, those home service chappies - hmmm  :- such possibilities.


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Fenton on 03 March 2018, 10:39:49 PM
I don't know much about the period but the muskets ( should they be muskets?) seem  a little short compared to images Ive seen online. Looks like it will be a great range though


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Leon on 03 March 2018, 10:47:02 PM
I don't know much about the period but the muskets ( should they be muskets?) seem  a little short compared to images Ive seen online. Looks like it will be a great range though

If you mean the Sikh infantry, those are carrying the Brunswick rifle, a smaller 3ft musket designed to replace the Baker rifle.  It was originally made in the UK but a large number were manufactured and issued in Nepal around the time of the Mutiny. 


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: paulr on 04 March 2018, 04:13:02 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>

The Gurkha with the drawn kukri is a very nice touch :)


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Poggle on 04 March 2018, 04:26:19 AM
Oh lordy, those are nice!  :-bd


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Techno on 04 March 2018, 07:30:19 AM
Very nice, indeed !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Fenton on 04 March 2018, 07:43:48 AM
Thanks for the info Leon. I guess I expected them all to be using Brown Bess muskets still


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Womble67 on 04 March 2018, 10:47:24 AM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: quasar42 on 04 March 2018, 11:15:32 AM
Beautiful


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Jim Ando on 04 March 2018, 01:23:09 PM
Hi
Very nice. But and its a small but, concerning the small muskets that all the figures on all the new ranges are carrying. I imagine that its to help in the casting or to stop them bending. I do like a proper sized musket on my figures though. The old ranges muskets were mostly the right size.
Jim


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Ace of Spades on 06 March 2018, 06:56:57 AM
Oh wow!


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Dannyboy on 06 March 2018, 11:36:02 PM
Beautiful figures but my initial feeling was the same, muskets are way too short, and please if one fig has bayonet fixed can all figs have attached bayonets, it was a command not a choice to fix bayonets after all. A small point that can hopefully be resolved before casting, otherwise lovely figures.

Best of luck with the release.


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: fred. on 07 March 2018, 07:41:11 AM
Good point on the bayonets.

Itís much easier to remove them at the painting stage, than to try to add them.


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Ace of Spades on 07 March 2018, 01:43:17 PM
Seconded!


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Jim Ando on 08 March 2018, 07:41:37 AM
If you take the bayonets off there isnt much left to be honest.


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Leman on 08 March 2018, 10:29:11 AM
I think I must be alone in my dislike of fixed bayonets on 10/6mm figures. They bend and fall off anyway. Much prefer a robust figure to play with even if it may be a little historically incorrect. Best example I can think of is Prussian infantry in the FPW who always had fixed bayonets. I am forever having to straighten out my Pendrakens at the start of a game (those that havenít already fallen off). A mate of mine has quite a few MM FPWs, and they lose bayonets, swords, standard poles, heads, snap off at the ankles etc. The Red Eagle (nee Wargames South) are a bit chunkier and lack bayonets but are remarkably robust.


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: parkerm17 on 21 April 2018, 09:25:17 AM
Looking at the sculpts for the Naval Brigade I see that they are all armed with muskets to fight as infantry - no cutlass' even though they were standard issue for landing and boarding parties through to C20.   I then had a check through the catalogue and was surprised to see that none of the ranges through from the Crimean War to the Boer War have naval landing parties for manning cannon, although that was the primary duty of sailors when landed - do you remember the Field Gun Competition at the Royal Tournament?   That was based on a real event in the Boer War.   A single pack of figures in loose dress with Sennet hats would be useful for colonial conflicts over a half century.


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: GrumpyOldMan on 21 April 2018, 11:01:56 PM
Looking at the sculpts for the Naval Brigade I see that they are all armed with muskets to fight as infantry - no cutlass' even though they were standard issue for landing and boarding parties through to C20.   I then had a check through the catalogue and was surprised to see that none of the ranges through from the Crimean War to the Boer War have naval landing parties for manning cannon, although that was the primary duty of sailors when landed - do you remember the Field Gun Competition at the Royal Tournament?   That was based on a real event in the Boer War.   A single pack of figures in loose dress with Sennet hats would be useful for colonial conflicts over a half century.

Hello parkerm17

While not Sennet hats, the French FPW has naval artillery crew that can stand in other nations with just a quick amputation of the 'cherry'  :D.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/j9avti.jpg)

Cheers

GrumpyOldMan


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: parkerm17 on 23 April 2018, 08:08:44 AM
Many thanks but the loose smocks were very different from this sort of blue uniform and the hats are very distinctive in hot weather campaigns, so I will have to live in hope.


Title: Re: Next batch of Indian Mutiny sculpts!
Post by: Leon on 23 April 2018, 07:27:24 PM
Looking at the sculpts for the Naval Brigade I see that they are all armed with muskets to fight as infantry - no cutlass' even though they were standard issue for landing and boarding parties through to C20.   I then had a check through the catalogue and was surprised to see that none of the ranges through from the Crimean War to the Boer War have naval landing parties for manning cannon, although that was the primary duty of sailors when landed - do you remember the Field Gun Competition at the Royal Tournament?   That was based on a real event in the Boer War.   A single pack of figures in loose dress with Sennet hats would be useful for colonial conflicts over a half century.

The naval crews man the Boer war 12pdr and 4.7 inch gun BW8 and 9

Dave