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
WW1 German Hussars
Posted by Over Open Sights at Sunday, May 28, 2017 4 comments:
Labels: Great War Miniatures, WW1 German Cavalry
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).
Posted by Over Open Sights at Monday, May 08, 2017 1 comment:
Labels: 163 Brigade 1917, Footsore Miniatures WW1, Woodbine Designs, WW1 British Infantry in Tropical Kit
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.
Posted by Over Open Sights at Sunday, May 07, 2017 1 comment:
Labels: Scratchbuilds, Vignettes, WW1 Transport
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.
Posted by Over Open Sights at Sunday, May 07, 2017 No comments:
Monday, 1 May 2017
Pulp Figures Imperial German Schutztruppen 2.
Posted by Over Open Sights at Monday, May 01, 2017 5 comments:
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