Tonight I got the flock on but my quick drying basing Glue wasn’t so the tufts will have to wait until tomorrow…

This is a nice colourful army. I now just have to find someone to fight it, an order to Irregular might be in order with some Burmese making an entrance. Not for a while though as I still have a fair old bit to paint.

I was on a bit of a roll tonight and found some of my 28mm in the box so got some duds painted on the duds… I wonder where the word duds meaning clothes comes from.

These miniatures aren’t brilliant in terms of the printing, but because I am a stingy bugger then they will get used come what may 😂.

So from left to right we have a villager with a sack, a sailor, a lamplighter, a rat catcher and a lady with a barrel. I will carry on with them tomorrow.

17 thoughts on “Khmer Super, Almost Nearly Done

  1. Great job. It has been like watching a soapie as each post brings you closer to the climax. They have come up really well.

    You now how you often study really useless stuff at uni – well I studied old English which has been useless until now. The Old english word for old clothes, if I remember rightly, is “dude” or “dudde” (something like that anyway) so I reckon it dates back to then, but it may even be older but it is definitely an old English or Saxon derivative, but you didn’t really want to know that anyway!

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  2. Nice mate ! but I had forgotten the term duds! It was very common here in Auss back in the 70s but never wondered where the term came from, so that’s great that our learned PIG can help us out ! Oh! hang on Steve the wife’s a bit worried that if I keep bothering you lads I might become eddecated !!

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  3. I’ve been waiting to make a “The khmore the Khmerier” joke for ages, so now is the time for that! As for duds, I’ll echo Guru Pig! Off etymonline.com (a great site if you want to check out words’ origins):

    “c. 1300, dudde “cloak, mantle,” later, in plural, “clothes,” especially “ragged clothing” (1560s), of uncertain origin but probably from an unrecorded Old English word. Compare Old Norse duði, Low German dudel. Related: Duddery “place where rags are kept for sale” (1550s); dudman “scarecrow, man made of rags” (1670s); duddy “ragged, tattered” (1725).”

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