Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Coleman´s Mustards

As a (another) small side line to  Medievals I´m going to make a small Imagi-nation army for the Federation of Bodstonia.
General idea is that it will be based in the 18th centuary and to use any sets that have Tricorns to form the regiments. That Native american indians get to play a role won´t actually mean that it´s in America..we´re talking parallel universe here :-D
Flags will be the big headache but there´s time.
These bods were kindly sent to me by  Dalauppror from Dalauppror Blog. They came at exactly the right moment as I was slowly running my ideas for medievals into a corner and the break was just the thing. Mind you..looking on his blog today gave me another idea (he always has great ideas) for dark age bods.
Many thanks mate :-D
These Italeri Amercan infantry (AWI)  Along with them was also sent the  italeri American Indians and the Nexus Davy Crocket set which will be perfect for Trappers, scouts etc.
The bods arrived still attached to the sprue but already black primed and there were some clever little conversions already carried out :-D For instance, the one far right was a drummer.
Why this colour uniform? Because the guy who raised and funds this regiment is called Colonel Coleman and he like´s his Mustard.

19 comments:

  1. Nice minis, a good name and an colors-wise excellent combination of originality and 'verisimilitude'.
    I guess you know of the 'Emperor vs Elector' collective blog, the dazibao for rulers of 'tricorne' Imagi-Nations?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jean :-D
      I had to look up dazibao :-D
      I know Emperor vs Elector ;-D
      Cheers
      Paul

      Delete
  2. It is always refreshing to see a different period or dimension sometimes.:) This group looks amazing Paul.The different heights of the figures makes it even more believable

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Shriff.
      I´m not sure wether the sculptor deliberately made them different heights (I haven´t read the PSR review at all yet) but it does work.
      Cheers
      paul

      Delete
  3. General Coleman Mustard's regimental troops are hot when it comes to facing off marauding Indians.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dreadfull pun Jay...now why didn´t I think of it? :-D
      Cheers
      paul

      Delete
  4. Looks good, tough I am not really into the imagination stuff I know it sparks a fair few

    Ian

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ian.
      I was going to get into Imaginations a while back, based on the 30yrs war period but it never really took off.
      The one good thing about an Imagi-nation is that the troop types can be painted up as one wishes...and any sort of historical sculpting detail that would be called into question if they were painted up to fit the period can also be ignored. Quite relaxing really.:-D
      Cheers
      paul

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. wait till you see the candyfloss river boys militia! :-D

      Delete
  6. very cool. I see there is a recent rise in the number of Imagi-nations I would like to think that I have in somewy helped this... I know yours will be good paul, cannot wait for more

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks.
      if I think about it I´ve already got 2, the Khandibar one and the Styrow on the foam one with a planned but never really go going medieval fantasy world.
      I reckon Bodstonia is enough.............for now :-D
      Cheers
      paul

      Delete
  7. They are beautifully done and what a great idea! Can't wait to see what you dream up here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michael.
      It could go pretty crazy this one..for example...pink coats with emerald green trimming!! or purple with yellow or white trim.. :-D Just gave me an idea actually...Muhaha!!
      Cheers
      paul

      Delete
  8. Very nice bods, Paul. They could of course go up against Col. French's Mustards, or the Grenadiers de Dijon, or the Fusiliers de Poupon (aka, the Greys). Opponents could be Col. Ketchup's Scarlets. I'm sure that would be a fight they wouldn't relish. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Paul

    Glad that you had any use for them, even not medieval...

    Very nice to see them painted up, very good paint work!!!

    Looking forward to see the Natives:)

    Best regards Michael

    ReplyDelete
  10. Super work Paul and a great name. They could even be housed in their own tin barracks!

    ReplyDelete
  11. very nice set and, of course,great paint!!!

    ReplyDelete