Thursday, 11 October 2012

18th Century Female Infantry

The "Sister" set to the 18th Century female Gun Crew, in the Bodstonian world they are part of the "Purple Roses". More about thier role in Bodstonia here
6 in total, IMHO, it would be good to have a set of just marching bods so that a larger unit could be created.
Commander of the Purple Roses, Rose Tremain
The Flag. As the flag is attached to the back of the bods head and removing it would mean almost certain destruction,  it makes life a bit difficult in decorating it. I came up with the solution (after a poor attempt at painting the design) of using a paper flag, the head area cut out and then just stuck over the molded one. The flag was, along with other coloured ones, very kindly  supplied by Ray from Don´t throw a 1 Blog....Thanks mate :-D

Just a quick explanation.
The Federation of Bodstonia. Whilst it´s based in the 1700´s, this doesn´t actually mean it´s the 1700´s as we all know it. It´s an Imagi-Nation, a parallel universe whose time scale, it´s 1700´s, is  removed from our time scale.
Historical accuracy ? They won´t employ any technology that wasn´t around in the mid 1700´s, but as far as the clothing, housing, transport and customs, these will cover a larger range, drawing on influences from other closely related historical periods.
As far as it goes..it is, for me, an excercise in writing a story, putting ideas down in one place and  creating a world, which..if I get the time and inspiration, I will use to create a real book ;-D

19 comments:

  1. Great stuff, Paul. Looking forward to more Bodstonia stuff.

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  2. Good work i like the colors , the flag is really good
    Cheers
    Vincent

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  3. For some reason I'm enjoying your blog even more than usual!

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  4. While I understand that things are going to be very different in Bodstonia (good luck with the book - by the way), you say these were created as 1790's revolutionaries?

    Because - as we all know, of course - the average Parisian fish-wife mob-member from the slums is well recorded in the annuls of history as having the figure of a Brazilian model hanging-out on Copacabana beach!!!

    Methinks the sculptor need to have a talk with himself!

    ;-) Hugh

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    1. Thanks Hugh.
      I think she (the sculptor) made them tongue in cheek (no puns intended)
      The uniform is a total mix of styles..but a perfect mix for a bodstonian unit of females :-D

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    2. 'My Bad' as I believe the yoot say, I apologise madame!

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  5. Lovely.
    Crying shame they don't make these in 28mm, though :(

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    1. Thanks Mike.
      They do make them in 28mm..the so Eureka sandras
      http://www.chronofus.net/wargames/eureka/sandra/index.htm

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  6. At Attention...they would get one's attention!

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  7. *wonders why all the Carthaginians he has been painting can't look like that*

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  8. Again more nice looking and different figs.

    Ian

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  9. Great looking figures, the flags look very cool flying high!!

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  10. Very nice unit, and a great flag!

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  11. Nice well painted unique group of wenches my friend!

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  12. very nice work paul the colours are excellent.

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  13. Great work, Paul. Where do I sign up to serve with these lovelies?

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  14. I like that ...nice work Paul. I don't know how you do as much as you do in a short period of time.

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  15. Another lovely unit for the collection.

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