Monday, 12 August 2019

Egyptian Infantry for the Sudan

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

Royal Navy Landing Party, China, 1920s. 2.

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

Royal Navy Landing Party, China, 1920s.

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.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Sudan. Perry Miniatures Black Watch.

Finally, the completed unit of Perry Sudan Black Watch. 

Monday, 24 June 2019

Still coming up for air! Perry Miniatures AZW Gatling Gun Limber Team.

Good grief.... I am still painting during "stupid June". This was a delight to paint. The gun is separate so that it can be removed when the gun is deployed.

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Another Last Gasp! A Bonus Breath Before the Madness.

Well, the nonsense really does start next week so I was rather pleased that, with a few new changes to the calendar at school, this last week provided some painting time. This is the first time in goodness knows how many years! So I made the most of it. Here is a recently released Perry Miniatures 28mm Anglo-Zulu War British Royal Artillery Gatling gun and team. The limber team to pull this will follow later in the summer.

The blue uniform of the RA at this time was very dark. The base coat was VMC Black, the mid-tone a 50-50 mix of VMC Black and VMC Dark Prussian Blue and the highlight (if you can call it that) was just a little more Dark Prussian Blue added to the mid-tone. The Officer's Patrol Jacket is even darker! The photos seem to suggest that I have just slapped on one coat of dark blue paint.