Thursday, 2 July 2020

Sudan Painting Guide Reviewed by "Wargames Illustrated".

Those nice chaps at the "WI" have been so good as to review my latest painting guide: "If you are a Sudan wargamer, this book really is "a must"."

Available from Caliver Books in th UK and On Military Matters in the USA.

Monday, 8 June 2020

Oshiro Models Boxer Rebellion Japanese Infantry

Painted up as Japanese Imperial Guard. Sculpted by Soapy Dormer, I believe. Flag to be added when they reach their "forever home". The dark blue uniform does not photograph well at all. These could also be used for the Russo-Japanese War.

Saturday, 6 June 2020

The Mahdist Wars 1881-1885 Painting Guide

Out now and available through the CALIVER BOOKS website, my latest painting guide for adventures in the Sudan!

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Eureka Miniatures 28mm Rhodesian Light Infantry

I am not a natural painter of "modern" subjects and the painting of camouflage usually leaves me cold, but I was asked to paint up this small collection of Rhodesian Light Infantry from the Eureka Miniatures' 28mm African Wars range and, fancying a bit of a change, I accepted the task. The chap kneeing is a Selous Scout Tracker. I have tried to give the flesh tones a warmer, more sun-tanned look.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Table Dressing for the Sudan.

Here are three figures available from Oniria Miniatures. Marketed as 28mm, these three splendid chaps would not mix well with most exisiting ranges being rather tall and slender by comparison but the camel is great! These figures were, I think, designed more for the serious figure painter or military modeller rather than the wargamer BUT they make a cracking little vignette for the table-top...scouts perhaps?

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Egytpian Infantry, 1882, Anglo-Egyptian War,

A group of Perry Miniatures Sudan Egyptian infantry painted up in the winter issue blue uniform ready for the Anglo-Egyptian war. The green battalion flag will have an arabic number painted on it at a later date.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

"A" Company, 2 Battalion, The Princess Victoria's (Royal Irish Fusilers), Sudan 1884.

A company of Perry plastic troops destined for the "Sands of Sudan".

Monday, 23 March 2020

Anglo Egyptian War 1882 British Cavalry

I have been playing around with the Perry Miniatures Sudan 19th Hussars figures to create something that looks like the 7th Dragoon Guards and 19th Hussars for the Anglo Egyptian War. First up, a 7th DG trooper  and then a 19th Hussar in a plain blue frock. I think it works.

Sunday, 8 March 2020


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. So sorry to state that this figure is not commercially available. It is a gorgeous sculpt from the talented hands of Aly Morrison and was such a pleasure to almost painted itself.

Friday, 6 March 2020

Empress Miniatures Light Car Patrol Model T Utility and crew.

Coming soon to Empress Miniatures... 1917 Model T Ford Utility of the Light Car Patrols with crew sculpted by Paul Hicks. Vehicle 1/56 scale, figures 28mm. Keep an eye on Empress Miniatures FB page for release date (not yet known) and future developments. A big thanks to Paul Eaglestone of Empress Miniatures and Paul Hicks for taking on this project that fulfils a plan made between my late friend Adrian Shepherd and myself just over a year ago. The vehicle masters were made by the excellent John Hart. Cheers lads!