Thursday, June 23, 2016

Usambara Railroad Work Crew

I thought my rail station would look a little dull without some activity, so I decided to assemble a team of workers that I could scatter around.


Nobody actually makes colonial railway figures, so I did my best to improvise from other lines.  First up are some Old West rail workers from Brigade Games. This is the same set that I used for my locomotive engineers. Luckily two of these figures are black, so they will blend into my African setting better. The tools are cast separately, so you can chose which ones you want each figure to hold. 


The next set of figures are also from Brigade Games and are actually from an Archaeologist set.  I've done my best to paint them to look like coastal Africans from the Zanzibar area under the supervision of a European supervisor.


It's not a perfect solution, but overall I think the final effect is pretty good. 

9 comments:

  1. Great idea...the gang of African navvies look just the ticket!

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  2. Absolutely superb, tremendous additions.

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  3. Nicely done! They add a touch of extra realism to the railway scene.

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  4. Nice work. I think it worked out great.

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  5. Thanks Everyone! Glad to hear people feel they look appropriate for the setting.

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  6. Well someone has to do the work I suppose. Lovely work indeed.

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  7. Splendid...and this first picture is awesome!

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