Thursday, 14 March 2019

Riverine project 2.

A few more images of the British Tigris Motor Launch (now named M34) and the two barges  carrying 4.7 inch guns and ammunition lockers. Just need the white ensign, deck clutter, a observation platform and a crew. This is based on a watercolour illustration to be found in "Sailor in the Desert", the memoir of Philip Gunn published by Pen and Sword.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Riverine Project 1.

A couple of of WIPs for you all to look at. These go alongside the Airboat on the previous post. The Sarissa MDF Stern wheeler kit, a Sarissa MDF River Launch, a couple of resin flat bottomed boats from ebay and some scratch built 4.7 inch naval guns. All destined for action on the Tigris, 1917-18. The armament on the stern wheeler still needs to be added along with a lightweight structure on the roof for artillery spotting, but I ain't worked out how to do this yet.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Airboat and another T. E.Lawrence.

Adrian sent me some photos... his usual modus operandi for giving me a creative prod. So, here we have a British Airboat for patrol along the Tigris, 1918.

I have also painted another Tactica 2108 Lawrence figure. Just like the last one but with a little more colour on the camel saddle furniture. 

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

T E Lawrence.

After many months of searching, a good friend managed, by power and influence, to obtain THREE T E Lawrence figures sculpted by Michael Perry as one of the special edition miniatures produced for Hamburger Tactica 2018. The deal is I paint them up... one for me, one for the good friend and one for Mr Perry. Here is the first. I am very pleased to have been able to get this out of my system as I think this is a fantastic figure. I like the fact that Lawrence is wearing his army uniform with sandals and Arab headgear. This is clearly early on in his on in his involvement with the Arab Revolt. I shall have to get hold of some Arab irregulars now....

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Perry Miniatures Sudan Naval Brigade Gatling Gun and crew

More fun in the Sudan.  This dark blue paint doesn't take the varnish well at all... still shiny in places.  Time to get rid, I think.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Perry Miniatures Sudan Naval Brigade

It is rather agreeable to be able to return to the Sudan after such a long absence. A couple of other units will be completed in the fullness of time. Mostly wearing kilts!