Once I have these completed I plan on painting some artillery and if I have time, support cavalry. This project will keep me going long after the challenge ends as there are such a wide range of units available, including lots of Boer irregulars, Natal Native Contingent and other specialist companies.
Needless to say painting British colonial infantry is a 'bit' more challenging than painting Zulu's. Fortunately they come in smaller units so I was able to lavish more detail and time on these figures. I have opted for buff coloured field helmets, not the bright white ones seen in the movies. However I stuck with parade ground white belts and pouches. I also remembered (at the last moment) to include white straps on the Martini-Henry rifles.
I haven't labelled these bases although I probably will when I paint up the formed companies. I found these a daunting challenge but now that I have finished my first set I feel the next lot will progress a lot easier so expect to see more British Infantry in coming weeks.
They look good. The Pith helmets were white originally but were dyed with either mud or Tea by the troops so you would be allowed a few different hues in the units. Not a criticism at all just letting you know in case you do not have the exact same colour CREAM next time.ReplyDelete
Very nice !ReplyDelete
Very nice Mr H!ReplyDelete