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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Barry Minot Colonial Painted Test Figures

Well it transpires that the Boers and Gurkhas are not Minot after all, but are by Charles Stadden. In a way this is good news as it means that I can add to the range because the figures are still available, sold by Tradition of London. I will certainly buy some command figures.

So, the Highlanders, Dervishers and Sudanese are certainly by Minot and my plan is to use these to create a small colonial force.  Numbers can be made up using Tradition figures.

With all that in mind I decided to paint some test figures. After some deliberation I settled on my gloss toy soldier style of painting, which I think suits these figures:





I shall have a go at the Dervish infantry next, although I only have three at the moment!

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  1. Wonderful figures beautifully painted.

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    1. Thanks. These are lovely figures to paint with fine detail and smooth surfaces.

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  2. Very nice! But which one is hiding a hot water bottle...?

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    1. I prefer not to think of what might be going on under the kilt!

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    2. He kept it under his dangler...

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  3. Beautiful - and the answer to Jeffers is one Private James Widdle - pure Carry on up the Khyber Pass (possibly my favourite of those films) https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2017/11/26/pound-store-plastic-colonial-infantry-on-the-painting-table/

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    1. Hi Mark, I remember seeing your pound store conversions, and very effective they were too.

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