Friday, 26 July 2013

My 28mm Victorian Sci-Fi British Naval Crew from.......

............Copplestone Castings!

My small British detachment for some Victorian Sci-Fi gaming (if that ever happens), 10 ratings, 4 officers, 2 pilots and an Ambassador when I find the figure I like, these were painted pre-unemployment, lovely stuff from Copplestone as usual.

Maybe some loyal native troops.......






With this they can be in any part of the country in hours....well maybe days!




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  1. They look sharp! Might take that little sub a week though. Hope you do some sci-fi gaming soon.

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    1. I should have said it's an Aeronef!

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  2. Victorian sci fi? Anything that combines those words needs to happen.

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  3. This is my lucky day! I just happened to log onto blogger right when you posted. That hasn't happened in an age.

    These guys are nice Fran and I like that sub. You'll have to get a game in somehow. I know Ray isn't into this kind of thing, but maybe you could tempt him with some custard doughnuts.

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    1. Hell, you could tempt ME with some custard doughnuts!

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  4. Some quality boys there

    Ian

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  5. Very nice. I just love Copplestone: so fun to paint!
    I'm working on some right now for a client to be Dr.Who U.N.I.T. troopers.

    For an Ambassador you might look at Lead Adventure Miniature's line.. lots of good VSF characters in there with the appropriate amount of puffed-up regalness you'd want for an ambassador.

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    1. I'll hae!ve to have a look, thanks mat

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  6. Great figures, though I'm a bit iffy on the sub thing.
    The one thing I don't get is that this post doesn't have a single dig at "you-know-who", no "Hello Sailor" or any of the usual banter - Are you unwell ?

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    1. The heat is killing me and my limited brain cells, I was more set on the aeronef thing but sub is a good idea, maybe a transforming thingy!

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  7. They look really great!!! I wish I had something else witty to say, but I'm out!

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  8. hope no sharks attack them in the sea

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  9. Superb job mate, I've been eyeing these up for an IHMN company. Love em!

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  10. Great work Fran, fantastic looking force
    Peace James

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  11. They look splendid, I like those officers very much.

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    1. The highlight of the force for me as well.

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  12. I knew that someday, general you would extend your mighty empire up and into the ethereal realms. Hail, the General!

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  13. They look ready for battle indeed

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  14. Great work Fran, you're on a roll this month mate. So, when you moving out here?

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    1. They wouldn't let me in at the moment, I've been watching Border Security!

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  15. Wonderful group of VSF British, Fran. They officers particularly are full of character. Warm regards, Dean

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  16. They look great Fran! It seems your moving things along at a very nice clip.

    Christopher

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  17. They look JUST rugged enough

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    1. Rugged painting is what I'm about!

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  18. These look the business Fran, great job ol'boy.

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  19. Great work Fran. Good to see you are being productive mate!

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  20. Those are very nice indeed!

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  21. Very nice painting work on them. I've loved English Naval Marines for VSF ever since i saw a sort of "Black Hawk Down" meets victorian sci-fi game on "Rot and Drivel" forever ago. Wonderful stuff!

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  22. Lovely miniatures and great painting! That boat-thingy is excellent as well.

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  23. Nice figures Fran. They go really well with the Vehicle. (Yes I know it's an aeronef, but I love the idea of using it as a sub!)

    You do seem to have gotten back into painting.

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  24. Hoi Fran, great stuff. For the ambassador you could try some figures of this range: http://pulpfigures.com/products/view/27 or the guy in dinner dress: http://pulpfigures.com/products/view/35

    the guy top left first row is brilliant: http://pulpfigures.com/products/view/186 now I know this producer doesn´t sell single figures but if that´s a problem we could buy the set together and share the mini´s I´ll give you first pick!

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    1. I'll have a look, thanks for the offer Sander!

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    2. Well just let me know mate!

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  25. Very nice work Fran, the Boat is very nice piece. I think Ray should get into the spirit and give you a game, just for putting up with him :)

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  26. Those are jolly splendid jolly tars, nicely doe that man.

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  27. Great stuff Fran. I really love the officers, I'm a sucker for a good 19th century beard.

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  28. Not sure that ship would get very far, great job though

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  29. Thanks John, it's got plenty of coal!

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  30. They look great, Fran, as per usual. And a nice job on the Ironclad airship, as well.

    Have you looked at the Frother's UK Colonel Marbles, I think? I am using his figure as my Viceroy on Mars.

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    1. I've just looked him up, he's very nice!

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  31. Excellent work Francis! (Can't go wrong with all those fierce whiskers.) Love the steam-craft as well but it needs a deck gun to finish it off.

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  32. These guys look ship-shape to me!

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  33. Great work there Fran and I like the uniforms on them with the tea stained hats. Top work

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  34. Muy buen material, te felicito.
    Te invito a mi blog de miniaturas Jack y otros coleccionables: http://juguetesdelcoleccionista.blogspot.com.ar/
    Saludos.

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  35. Greate looking unit !

    Greate transport to, will it be armed?

    Best regards Michael

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  36. Hola
    Que buenas estas minis
    El barco me gusta sobre todo
    un saludo

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  37. What fun you must have with these guys! And I like the idea of a Victorian scifi mix, too :)

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  38. Very cool Fran. The troops look great.

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  39. Good work, Fran.
    Those guys do really look like proud Britih seamen.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  40. Now the question is, despite being seamen, how well do they actually swim?

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    1. During the press gang years and I believe further, a lot of them couldn't swim!

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  41. Lovely figures and ship!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  42. Gonna plagiarize mark's comment. Victorian sci-fi sounds like a big thriller. Fran you should dress up like that third guy from left in first picture. They look so fine and handsome. Sci-fi navy men in non-hazmat suit cool.

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  43. What, no ladies? That's gonna be a long, awkward week on that (very cool looking) sub!

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  44. Nicely painted sailors... are any of them called Stains by any chance?

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