A couple of years ago I panted up a unit of Perry plastic Hussars. After that I said "Never again. No more Hussars. Ever." I have broken my word, but these two chaps are a bit different to their Napoleonic forebears. This was a chance to try out my new "feldgrau" recipe on the tunics ahead of having a pop at the new Mutton Chop German Jaeger sometime this summer.
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Monday, 8 May 2017
Here are the last five figures to complete the 1/8 Hampshire Regiment (Isle of Wight Rifles) (TF), 163 Bde., Palestine, 1917. There are a couple of Woodbine Design and three Footsore Miniatures figures in this group. All have been given a khaki drill paint scheme to go with the sinister looking smoke hoods.
Here is an image of the whole unit of ten.
Next in this project, 1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF).
Sunday, 7 May 2017
I had a First Corps Holt tractor in the "might be useful" pile. The same pile also had the two steering mechanisms from the 1/56 JTFM Mark I tanks pictured earlier. They were surplus to requirements. I built the Holt, found a couple of likely lads from the lead pile and cut a couple of bits off the steering gear and presto... a towing limber for a big gun.
Then I remembered this image:
And this from the IWM online photographic collection:
It was what they were pulling that interested me. Big tracked trailers. So I had a go.
Four figures from Brigade Games to join the Pulp Figures and complete this unit of twelve. Also a photo of the whole completed unit.