Many of my figures sit around for years before they are finished and these are is no exception. It's over six years since I started the Mahdi as the first figures in my Sudan collection. I was getting on quite well until, having painted his camel in a nice biscuit colour, I discovered that he rode a white Bisharin camel. I couldn't face repainting it and finishing the other figures so I just shelved it, as the Mahdi wasn't present at the first two battles I was painting figures for (2nd El Teb and Tamai). Today, however, I had a bit of spare time but not enough to do anything on the Prussians so I thought I'd finish off the Mahdi and his two supporters. In the interim he had suffered quite a lot of knocks (being unvarnished) so I had to do quite a lot of repair work over and above repainting the camel and finishing his supporters. Anyway, here he is and these are the only multi-based figures (other than a ...