Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Wargames Illiustrated Review of Volume 2 of WW1 Middle Eastern Theatre Painting Guide.

Those rather nice chaps at the WI have been so good as to produce another "flipthrough" of my second painting guide. Take it away, chaps!


Monday, 4 November 2019

Post Office Rifles, Egypt, 1882.

Egypt, 1882. Perry plastics from the AZW set with heads from the Afghan War set. The 24th Middlesex Volunteer Rifles (Post Office Rifles) sent just over 100 men to Egypt with Wolseley. They ran the Army Post Office and provided a telegraph detachment. So...to reflect their role in communications, I painted some up standing around a heliograph. The very dark blue palette does not take the varnish well....






Saturday, 2 November 2019

Sudan: Heavy Camel Regiment (dismounted).

Twenty four Perry dismounted Camel Corps figures painted up as the Heavy Camel Regiment. Each bears the "2D" red patch of the Scots Greys detachment, who along with the 1st Dragoons detachment, formed a company of the HCR. Mounted to come....when I can face painting the camels!










Monday, 21 October 2019

RJW Japanese Guard Infantry.

Japanese Guard infantry for the RJW in 1904 khaki summer uniform. Tsuba Miniatures.





Friday, 18 October 2019

WW1 Middle Eastern Theatre Painting Guide VOLUME 2 now available.

Please to purchase copies of 
"PAINTING WORLD WAR ONE 28mm WARGAMES FIGURES. 
THE MIDDLE EASTERN THEATRES VOLUME 2. 
THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND HER GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN ALLIES."

Available from CALIVER BOOKS.

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Portuguese Metropolitan Infantry, Africa, WW1.

A little something for my chums at Wargames Illustrated. Portuguese Metropolitan Infantry for service in Africa, WW1.



Sunday, 22 September 2019

Sudan. Blue Jackets to the Front.

Inspired by sketches made by Melton Prior and others and this splendid 1884 illustration by W H Overend, I had to make a team of Blue Jackets man-hauling a gatling gun in the Sudan. The figures are Perry Sudan Naval Brigade running at the trail. There is some simple converstion work and a tiny bit of scratch buliding but not much else. I like this.









Saturday, 31 August 2019

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

More Egyptian Infantry and a Victorian Hero.

The promised second battalion of Egyptian infantry for the Sudan and a couple of minor conversions (I changed the headgear) to create two figures to represent Col. Burnaby in his habitual patrol jacket and blue trousers. One mounted and one on foot. Both these figures come from Empress Miniatures from their Anglo-Zulu War range and the horse is from Perry Miniatures.












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.