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Saturday, 14 March 2015

PTS 71 + Gallipoli Turks + WW100

Waikato Times Page 3.
Welcome to Painting Table Saturday #71. I was interviewed by the Waikato Times this week (with a video online at stuff) about painting miniatures for the Gallipoli diorama. I would like to thank the other painters around New Zealand for inspiring me with your work. I hope my humble words did you justice.

Rhys Jones graciously said of the error about his former title:
"I like my title in the written article as being a former Chief of “Defiance”. A few cabinet ministers probably thought that was true."

I would also like to thank Phil Porter from the Hamilton Immortals Miniature Wargaming Club for his help with herding the Waikato painters. We are now busy with our brushes, nearly a third of the way through painting a total of 320 troops. The last batch of miniatures received from the Perry twins includes some Anzacs in a variety of poses, our first chance to paint some kiwis and aussies. Among them are also wounded and fallen soldiers. 

This week I found myself painting while Gallipoli was on TV3. I haven't watched the series yet but took a screenshot during the last episode.
 Note the gun detail.

Dora helps keep the troops in line.

Today's front page. Tomorrow's fish & chip wrapper.

Dan, Phil and I, painting up a storm!

Coincidently, Phil Porter is the brother of Alistair Porter, a trombonist that has played in my band! You can hear him on Live at Hamilton Gardens, recorded back in 2006. A small world indeed!

God bless you and have a great week!

4 comments:

  1. Keep up the good work Darcy! I'm halfway through my second batch!

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    1. Thanks Rodger. Your Turks look fantastic!

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  2. Wishing everyone involved the best of luck. Well done to all of you.

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  3. Thanks Roy! It's crunch time now. Only a couple of weeks left to paint hundreds of Turks and Anzacs,

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