Sunday, 17 January 2016

The First Ansar

The Perry box of plastic Ansar has yielded the following two units for TSATF (The Sword and the Flame).
These are the first figures for my new Colonial project, and I'm working on the principle that I'll need quite a few of these chaps, so knocking them out at a speedy rate.





(Flags hand-painted).

I think there's a tendency (or is it just me?) to think that, because it's a skirmish project, the standard of painting has to creep up on the grounds that fewer figures are required. But I'm determined not to fall into that trap, particularly with the natives/ tribesmen (as you can clearly see from the photos shown - quick snaps as I finished up at the workbench today). The aim is to get a couple of small representative forces onto the tabletop as early as possible.
British are next...



11 comments:

Conrad Kinch said...

Good man Phil. Really interested to see how you get along with TSATF. I can only presume that there shenanigans ahead.

tradgardmastare said...

Splendid fellows, what!

Phil said...

Thanks for commenting Conrad and Tradgardmastere.
Appreciated.
Phil

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Very nice!

Christopher

Anonymous said...

Nice work, Phil. I assume you are using the block colour & dip method. Do you use Army Painter dips, or have you your own recipe? If the former, what tone did you use? Cheers, Rohan.

Duke of Baylen said...

Hi Phil,

it's good to see the new content coming through and that your paint brush is alive and well. I read that you are going to Vapnartak and York for the weekend. I have unfortunately a very busy weekend but I'm not that far away. Plans keep changing but I'm now pretty sure that I will be able to get to the show between 1.00 and 2.00 pm. If you're still around it would be great to meet up again to talk all things wargame.

Stephen Caddy

Chris Gregg said...

Those chaps not only look very fit for purpose but appear to be the "Ansar to your prayers" for quickly multiplying the enemy (Allah be praised!). Look forward to seeing how this project goes.
Chris

Carlo said...

Very nice indeed Phil - really looking forward to your Sword and the Flame adventures!

Phil said...

Thanks all.
@Rohan - yes, I'm using Army Painter dip, strong tone, on top of a Humbrol Matt acrylic undercoat (Dark Brown 29).
Chris Gregg... you win prize for best (aka worst) pun!
My York purchase list is filling up fo this project...
All in the hope of game 1 being in March.
Phil

Phil said...

@Stephen C - good to hear from you Stephen. Yes, I'll still be around 1-2pm... meeting a few guys from the Loose Association of Wargamers in the bar around about that time.
Phil

Duke of Baylen said...

Great news, I'll look out for you and we can catch up

Stephen