Saturday, 31 August 2019
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
The promised second battalion of Egyptian infantry for the Sudan and a couple of minor conversions (I changed the headgear) to create two figures to represent Col. Burnaby in his habitual patrol jacket and blue trousers. One mounted and one on foot. Both these figures come from Empress Miniatures from their Anglo-Zulu War range and the horse is from Perry Miniatures.
Monday, 12 August 2019
The 3rd battalion made up of thirty Perry Miniatures figures flying one of my home made flags. Another battalion to come in due course. Out of interest, I timed myself when working on this project. Sixty hours of work from opening the first box of figures to finishing the basing on the last base of six.
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
RN Landing Party, China Station, 1920s. Fifteen converted Warlord Games WW2 RN Landing Party figures to serve as part of the ship's company of a Gunboat on the Yangtze. The Officer figure is a Perry Sudan Naval Brigade figure.
Thursday, 25 July 2019
Cockchafers! Yes, you read correctly. Naval Landing Party figures for the China Station in the 1920s, part of the ship's company of HMS Cockchafer (Insect Class River Gunboat). These three figures are test pieces for a larger batch of about twenty figures. The raw material is the WW2 Royal Navy Landing Party from Warlord Games. The caps have been cut off and replaced with Perry Miniatures WW2 India Pattern Sun Helmets. The packs on their backs come from the Warlord Games plastic WW2 Commonwealth Infantry sprue. The brief was to have them in sun helmets based on an excellent photograph in the recently published "British Empire Uniforms 1919-1939" by Edward Hallet and Michael Skiletz. Had the brief been to have them in tin helmets then I would have used the Empress Miniatures Naval Landing Party figures.