Sunday 28 May 2017

WW1 German Hussars

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.

Monday 8 May 2017

Isle of Wight Rifles 2.

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

Another Holt and a big tracked trailer

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.

Brigade Games Imperial German Schutztruppen 3.

Four figures from Brigade Games to join the Pulp Figures and complete this unit of twelve. Also a photo of the whole completed unit.

Monday 1 May 2017

Pulp Figures Imperial German Schutztruppen 2.

Next time a few Schutztruppen from Brigade Games to complete this unit and some maxims from Pulp Figures.