My Ottoman Army

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My Ottoman Army

Post by Adam Hayes » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:00 am

I have for a long time fancied an Ottoman force in 25-30mm scale to provide alternative opposition to my SYW Austro-Hungarians. A part of the oft-shelved plans for this army has been to have a crack at sculpting some of the figures for myself and casting up some of the numberless Turkish hordes! Despite a certtified lack of talent when it comes to pushing modelling putty I had a crack at it and have just finished a quick paintjob on the first unit of cavalry.

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The imminent prospect of comparison with Clib's sculpts for the period which are bound to be excellent is of course a bit daunting. At least I can say I got mine on the table first! (Also started first to be fair - around 2014!)

(Before anyone gets all hysterical about IP, let me make it quite clear that the horses are not cast by me but are Warlord 17th Century plastics that I in no way take any credit for.)
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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:18 pm

Good first(?) effort. FWIW, I'd say the riders look better than some of the horses! Keep the photos coming.
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Re: My Ottoman Army

Post by Adam Hayes » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:22 am

BaronVonWreckedoften wrote: ↑
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:18 pm
Good first(?) effort. FWIW, I'd say the riders look better than some of the horses!
Yes my painting is a great downward leveller in that respect πŸ™‚
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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:59 am

I think we are truly kindred spirits in that regard...... :oops:
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Re: My Ottoman Army

Post by Adam Hayes » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:34 pm

Some infantry conversions from Perry Zouaves (first base of three.)

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The novelty of casting up my own components might have worn off by the time I finish this unit and paint up a Warfare Miniatures one to compare to it...
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Re: My Ottoman Army

Post by barr7430 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:14 pm

Done good there Adam! Nothing to be disappointed in - I think your work is very nice indeed!
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Re: My Ottoman Army

Post by Adam Hayes » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:18 pm

barr7430 wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Done good there Adam! Nothing to be disappointed in - I think your work is very nice indeed!
Cheers. I noticed we have both gone for the same flag for an early Ottoman unit. Green and yellow, what football team is that? :)
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Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:38 pm

Norwich City (plus #1 fan and majority shareholder, Delia Smith).
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Re: My Ottoman Army

Post by barr7430 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:58 pm

Were we separated at birth.. for your sake, I hope not!
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