I have finally finished the six Irregular Miniatures camel gunners I bought earlier this year. I posted photos of the first painted figure in June. However, I was unhappy with the shoulder cape which I initially painted to match the coat. After a limited amount of research I decided it was more likely to be leather armour and so I re-painted the first one and the remaining five to look like this:
"True scale" photo:
Warts 'n' all photo:
I did run into one problem: I forgot the paint recipe I had developed for the camels. I wanted to vary the original recipe so that not every camel was the same. I achieved this but by a totally different route. Each camel is different but only because each one was an "unsuccessful" attempt to rediscover the original recipe. Fear not: I managed to remember the recipe in time to do the last camel. They look great en masse as these photos show:
I now have far more painted figures (6) than allowed in the Islamic Persian lists (4) and I've even got enough (10) for the maximum in the Mughal list (10) if I include the Donnington camel gunners I painted earlier.
To add to the madness I have the final two Donnington camel gunners on the painting desk half finished.