Gisby's Gaming Blog

August 12, 2016

Home-Grown Askaris

Years ago, I sculpted a bunch of figures for a company that shall remain nameless. They were state of the art for 1975, but it hadn’t been 1975 for many years.

I did however sculpt an Askari miniature, and kept a mould of him: Based on a Belgian Askari, he was pretty generic, so I have painted units of them in blue, khaki, and white, and he serves in many of my armies without raising eyebrows.

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I recently found a TSATF unit’s worth in a box, based and primed, so I painted them as yet another bunch of Belgians.

The command figures are random figures from my Victorian spares. I think the Officer is from (long gone) ItalWars, and the NCO from Warrior Miniatures.

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My Askari is not so bad: If I could only sculpt hands, feet, faces, and bodies, he’d be great!

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1 Comment »

  1. I really think you do yourself an injustice, I think these are still good by todays standards.

    Cheers Roger.

    Comment by Roger Webb — August 13, 2016 @ 14:32


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