Montag, 1. August 2016

Sons of the Empire - Part III

First time i use the new valleyo ground colour for the minis. This horse ist one of a cupple of testminis...
 
 


The horsemen is an Dudley Char in Service Uniform of the 17th Lancers in India.





Indeed, there are the three pics of the Mess Dress...


Hardy and Monty


Again

Now all the four  


So, i have to let them Dry and make the rest nextweek...


Dienstag, 19. Juli 2016

Sons of the Empire - Part II

Some Pics from the workbench today...










A lot of work to do, now we will see...

Cheerio,
Dudley

Montag, 18. Juli 2016

"Sons of the Empire" - Part I

In the meantime, all is in change. Even so my ideas about Dudley and his friends. I have show you the first paintsteps about Dudley and the Skinner Horses. And so I have change my mind about Dudley Regiment.

Dudley is an British Officer in an British Unit in the British Army in India. So he would be an Officer of the 17th Lancers.



His Friend, Major Frederik Hardy, would be an Officer from the 1st Madras Cavalry.

The next main character of the Troop is (Lieutenant) Colonel Robert Stanley Montgomery, Officer in the Viceroys Bodyguard and Special Agent of the Viceroys Security Service and a big-game hunter.



Last but not least we have Brigadier Gregory Hamish Campbell from 5th Seaforth Higlanders in Indian Service.
(Lt. Colonel in the Front)

 
And there are the Miniatures....

Campbell

Dudley

Hardy

Montgomery

Montag, 11. Juli 2016

Pre Mutiny Madras Cavalry - Viscount Dudley a Skinners Horseman

It was a sunny weekend, and a hot sunday. So it was time to do some paint work. As first i want finish my pre mutiny Sepoy Cavalry (based on the Perry Napoleonic Hussars). Several time ago i start to glue them, now it is time to paint.
For the Color i Need the cheme of the Madras Cavalry in White and Blue. I start smart, because i haven´t paint the last 15 months.

The Beginning


Parade, Parade !

Officer and Bugler

Officer and Bugler again.

After some time, i use the Empress Mini of Lord Cirencester for one of my Viscount Dudley Minis. That would be the "evening Dress". I think Dudley was an Officer from the Skinners Horse 1st Regiment.  A Yellow Egg.....


 
That was all next more,
cheerio
Dudley

Donnerstag, 23. Juni 2016

Plans



The plan: I wart off myself more less from GW and the SiFi universe of the 40th millennium. This is inter alia, because the costs are very high and I'm not an talent as some others out there to model the hits (that does not mean that there is not now and give again a figure that is my brush in the way). And I got older and my interests have reached to an different focus.

Actually back to my earlier youth, namely historical Theatres or dystopian SiFi (like that from the H. G. Wells or Jules Verne). Such templates can be wonderfully connect the victorian with SiFi (if I want it).

And then.....three cheers..... I have to be always the possibility of flexibly. I'm just nailed theorists regard the "red thread". And so, I need it. In future I want to do more the Sudanese and British Raj plot of my models and paints. If the mutiny in India or the crimean war remains I do not know yet.

I like the idea of a group of young and old friends with differently background, like scientist, army, navy and police officers, architects, engineers or doctors and detectivs....

Why? I can use them as the group of men, that will find an old cavern, where are old scripts with secret informations or mystic things...like Quatermain or good old Indiana Jones.

If the Background is in Africa and Sudan ore in India, there is no matter.
To date, there are some of the them following:

In my historical theme I have this young peer and british aristocrat and officer:

Lieutenant Colonel Lord William Charles George Henry Dudley, OBE, AC, (future 3rd Earl of Ashford), 5th Viscount of Sidmouth and 6th Baron of Eden or formaly known as Viscount Sidmouth (Perrage of England), Son of General Lord Henry Arthur Evelyn Dudley, 2nd Earl of Ashford and 4th Viscount of Sidmouth, wounded in action in the mutiny in 1859. The Titls are the titles of the heir. He had a younger brother and an older sister. His sister is married with a scottish Peer (Lord Argyll).

Dudley now is the key point of all. He and his friends will appear in the real, historical plot, but also in the non-real dystopian sifi plot.

In particular may be mentioned here ..

His Grace Henry Rupert Alfred James Percy, 7th Duke of Northumberland an former Mentor of Dudley and good old friend of his father and the family.

The Honorable Douglas Arthur Conan, 2nd Duke of Umberdeen and Lord Lieutenant of North Lothian, Deputy Commissioner of the Foreign and Empire Office, Vice Earl Steward of Scotland

Colonel Sir Charles Dalrymple, KB, VC, Commanding Officer 10th Hussars, and former Commanding Officer of Dudleys Regiment

Dr. Henry Chap, Scientist and archaeologist. He was an fellow Student of Dudley in Oxford. His Brother is an police officer in scotland yard.

Major Robert Melville, is Dudley directly friend in the regiment and his second-in-command in all campaigns of the 10th Hussars.

Captain Evelyn Spencer Steele, illegitimate Son of Sir Evelyn Wood. He is the Squadrons Ensign and the junior in this team.

As historicel Person there are Allan Quatermain, Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, Flashman i think, but we will see.....

That are my thoughts today. I hope that i can Show you this sommer some Modells...and more...an really not to Forget, THE ARCHAON.

Cheerio,

Dudley

Freitag, 10. Juni 2016

The Life of an Peer

Hello friends,

Yes I still live. And I spent a lot of time with studies and research. In addition, we finally visited again this year my "home" England.
Me in Scotney Castle (The Gardens)
Who says England, especially the south Kent, Surrey and Sussex, had long since, which I can only recommend the month of May or June time to start a tour there.


Sissinghurst
Be in the multicultural Brighton, or the wonderful, flowering gardens. Considering that both, Tolkien and Lewis wrote their books under this impression, I will understand both even better.
  
We stay in an idyllic country hotel near Royal Tunbridge Wells (Star Borough Manor, Edenbridge) and this was outstandingly suitable as a starting Point.

Most of the warhorses came from Kent
 So I have a lot to discover old and new, and hope you soon again often to be able to share it.

Edenbridge

Royal Sussex Warmemorial
Brighton

Starborough Manor
Emmets Garden
Bodiam Castle
Dover
The photos show only a part of our wonderful expedition in southern England. They show you places, like Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst and Scotney Castle or the coast from Hastings to Brighton.
Of course, the War Memorial of the Royal Sussex Regiment in Brighton was an essential visit.

Cheers
Gordon

Montag, 16. November 2015

All quiet on sudanese front....

Hello all,

all is quiet on the front. No time, no inspiration. But i have do buy and rebuy some stuff now. The Sudanese Campaign will be follow and there are more old movies i have do speak about. But all in all i have not enaugh time to do.

A several other thing is my old own roleplay world "Davoria". It is on the Blog http://davoria-projekt.blogspot.de/ and it is only in german.

But it shows an World, that have i createt and do so.

Thank you all and best regards by this way

Gordon