The first batch of Scuby Boers are now done.
Scruby '25mm' (~1/72nd) Boers.
(My apologies on the pictures, I was going to borrow my wife's camera but now it has gone missing !!?)
I'm still finding the glossy block toy style very difficult to paint convincingly. It is so much faster and easier to use washes to soften, blend, shade, weather and also to disguise little slips but once done, these figures have just the sort of toy look I was aiming for so I will persevere. I know from looking at some of my old figures that the old painted 25mm Marx figures were not as carefully painted as my memory would have it but the feel of these now is much the same as the feel of those figures was back then.
The Jacklex and Scruby figures are quite different in style.The Scrubies are "finer" and the ones with open arms are softer and more amenable to animating but the Jacklex are hairier with more character. One on one, up close, the different hat/head size makes them less compatible than hoped for but luckily painted up and seen on the table at arms length they seem just fine together.
A mix of Jacklex 20mm (the hefty guys) and Scruby 25mm Boers.
I can't consistently decide which I like better but I've enjoyed both so much that I would cheerfully buy more of both even though I have enough for the games that I have planned. I do intend to pick up a couple of each of the Jacklex positions that I don't yet have but that will have to wait a bit as will an equally small Canadian and British force to oppose them. (My apologies to all those Aussie readers who feel left out). In the meantime, they should see action against Ron's Brits before the end of the year.
Sometimes its a positive blessing to not have spare cash to over buy or this project might out grow itself in a hurry!