During the weekend I have been mainly painting Arab and Turk toy soldiers (Fast Show sketch). Alan Gruber having kindly sent me a fair number of Timpo Arab figures, I was keen to get to grips with this project. Here they are painted and varnished, just waiting for some suitable spears, a few banners, and some stiff card to complete their basing.
These figures, joined with four supplied by George Mills, will furnish three groups of eight irregular/light foot, and an artillery crew of four. Note the absence of yellow coats, this colour was not popular with Arab warriors, although Turks had no such prejudice.
Thanks Alan! (Some 28mm items on their way.)
Also included is a batch of Britains DEETAIL Turks I picked up in several Ebay auctions. This is the first of five similar groups, could have varied their colours but I want them to serve as a 'retinue"and uniformity gives that impression. Most of the figures have been issued home-cast pewter weaponry and some broken helmets have also received new ornaments.