Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Great War Miniatures-Woodbine Designs Hybrid Cavalry

GWM bodies with Woodbine heads to produce British Yeomanry in the Middle Eastern Theatres. These chaps are wearing the patch of the South Nottinghamshire Hussars.




Woodbine Turkish heads on GWM French Dragoon bodies to give Turkish lancers. The purists among usmay not like these as the horse furniture is French, not Turkish, and elements of the uniform and equipment are not correct, but I think with a suitable paint scheme they would pass muster on the gaming table.



Friday, 23 December 2011

Woodbine Designs: Simpson and his Donkey

The man himself, John Simpson Kirkpatrick, AAMC.




And Soapy's take on the subject.









http://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/simpson.asp


Perhaps my last posting before the New Year, so Merry Christmas to those that follow the blog and to those that happen by. As Tiny Tim would say : "Gawd bless us, ev'ry one."


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Great War Miniatures German 3.7cm TAK Anti-Tank Gun.

Found this image lurking on me Photobucket account. Can't believe that I had not actually posted it on the blog. Must have painted this back in 2009 sometime. Click on the image for a larger picture. It may be a little grainy as I've copied this accross from Photobucket and it may have lost some resolution along the way.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Woodbine WW1 New Zealand Rifle Section.

I've lost count how many of these generic Woodbines I've painted! Still fun though. Some useful information from the new Osprey book on the New Zealand Expeditionary Force went into painting these chaps.




Click on the images for a larger picture.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Great War Miniatures British Staff, Palestine 1917 3.

More Staff types from Great War Miniatures headed for the Holy Land.
Lieutenent-General Edmund Allenby (right) with Aide.



Dispatch rider, Signals officer and Regimental Padre.



Two staff officers from 54th Division.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Great War Miniatures British Staff, Palestine 1917 2.

British staff officers from Great War Miniatures painted up in tropical dress.
From left to right: Brigade Major 163rd brigade, Lines of Communication Officer from Army HQ, and Brigadier 163rd Brigade.




Major General 54th Division.







Other Staff types for this commission will be very similar to those found in "Staff, Palestine 1917 1." under the Great War Miniatures section this blog.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Copplestone Castings WW1 Indian Army 3





A gurkha rifle section.



Copplestone Castings WW1 Indian Army 2




A photograph of the completed Sikh rifle section.

Brigade Games WW1 German Asia Corps

A picture of the completed unit with haughty Officer ready to give Johnny Turk some "technical advice." The HMG team are also completed but would not fit on the photo. Click on the picture for a larger image.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Perry Miniatures French Napoleonic Hussars. 7th Hussars.

The command figures, an Officer and Trumpeter, of the Elite Company of the 7th Hussars. A similar two figures for the 5th Hussars are currently on the table.








Friday, 7 October 2011

Friday, 16 September 2011

Perry Miniatures French Napoleonic Horse Artillery 2

Work on the Horse Artillery battery of four guns continues. Here we have four Perry Foot Artillery gunners with added greenstuff to create the cloak with cape as issued to Horse Artillery. This hides the crossbelts, short sword and bayonet which these figures were originally sculpted with and which are incorrect for their cousins in the Horse Artillery. The only thing removed from the original casts was the cartridge box. A little extra greenstuff on the cuffs to give the larger cuff found on the cloak and a little more on the bottom of the trousers to lengthen them to suggest overalls beneath the cloak.








Saturday, 10 September 2011

Perry Miniatures French Napoleonic Horse Artillery 1

The first of a battery of four guns. Used the opportunity to experiment with some new paints. The Foundry French Blue, although quite dark, has photographed better than I thought it would . This darker blue suits these gunners.