Saturday 24 February 2018

Limbered General Service Wagon.

Another piece of table dressing to go along with the Mark 1 Light Ambulance scratchbuild posted earlier. The Limbered GS Wagon is from Great War Miniatures and the three walking Tommies are from the Perry Mafeking range. All have headswaps with Woodbine Wolseley helmets. This little piece is to represent 130 Machine Gun Company on the move somewhere in Mesopotamia.

Thursday 15 February 2018

Mark I Light Ambulance.

It is very pleasing to be asked to make something different. This piece is part of a set of "table dressing". The client's Great Grandfather served with 130th Machine Gun Company in Mesopotamia and was brought up on a charge of hitching a lift on the back of an ambulance without permission. So... here is the ambulance (a scratch bulit Mark I Light Ambulance) with Great Grandad on the back. Figures from Great War Miniatures and Woodbine Designs.

Sunday 11 February 2018

97 Heavy Artillery Group 3. Pulling the 6 inch Howitzers.

I decided that I would have some of the guns of 97 HAG pulled by mechanical means other than the Holt Tractor. I have one Holt that I completed sometime last year. The choice, to me, was an obvious one, the FWD Model B truck that was used to pull field artillery and  howitzers up to the Mark VI 8 inch howitzer.

Everything here is plasticard with the exception of the truck's wheels which, like the Daimler AA Flatbed (posted earlier) are press moulded from greenstuff from a Sloppy Jalopy wheel. The towing limber is fashioned from the steering appendage from a resin JTFM Mark I tank with greenstuff wheels press moulded from a GWM  original.

I have done two of these trucks. Here are some images of one of them.

Thursday 8 February 2018

Czech Legion Cavalry, 1919. 3.

The unit of ten are now complete. That was quite a job! All based on temporary bases.

Sunday 4 February 2018


The original plan was to take a Sloppy Jalopy 1916 Thornycroft flat-bed truck and have it carry a scratch built 13pdr 9cwt gun on a pedestal mounting. The Sloppy Jalopy model is big and very heavy being cast entirely of white metal. When it was built I found that I had used so much superglue that I had stuck myself to my chair. The completed model did not fit together well and needed at lot of filler so I placed it to one side and reached for the plasticard and I scratchbuilt a generic WW1 truck based on Ken Musgrave's scale drawing of a Daimler. I scaled the image to approximately 1/56 and to my delight found that the wheels on the plan were the same diameter as the Thornycroft front wheels. I press moulded half a dozen greenstuff wheels from the white metal original. The barrel of the gun is a Great War Miniatures 13pdr from the bits box.The steering wheel, the break and gear stick are from the Sloppy Jalopy kit. Everything else is scratched. I just need a couple of Tommies to act as crew.