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Saturday, 28 March 2015
Art Challenge; Day Five
Day Five and I am sorry it is the last day but it is a special day, well for anyway, as it is 1938 A Very British Civil War Day. As I have said before a couple of days around, must people know me for my illustrations for Solway Crafts and Miniatures 1938 A Very British Civil War books. This has given me the freedom to illustrate a period of time that I love, the 1930s, and breathe life into Messers Jones, Mortimore and Douglas world and bring the characters and the period to life.
Now for those that dont know what 1938 A Very British Civil War is it is a scenario Edward VIII refuses to abdicate triggering a constitutional crisis which divides the nation and results in Civil war. As a result instead of going to war in Europe, the nation is facing a very British crisis. It is loosely based on Ian McClellan's Richard III play and film and also the film Went the Day Well. Think of it as cricket but with guns.
So without explaining to much about what is what and who is who, today I am bring to you some of the characters both real and fictional. One of the characters, in fact the first one in the grey uniform is Lord Cirencester. Now he is a brute of a man but he has a link with todays re-internment of Richard III as Lord Cirencester is none other that Richard III himself, well he is not Richard III but he is based upon him.
The other characters that are here in this collection are King Edward VIII is the uniform of the 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse, Marcus Appleby Col. Rtd; Bishop of Bath and Wells, Herbert "Red" Leicester; Archbishop of York, Prince Albert, Admiral Douglas Buccleah; Commander of the Scottish Republic, Barr Ghillie; Scottish British Union of Fascists, Prince Ruprecht, Eric Blair, A famous former Major turned left left wing politician and lastly no a character but I love the picture a Clarion Cyclist.