Saturday 14 December 2019

Sudan. Heavy Camel Regiment (mounted).

Painting time over the past few weeks has been difficult to find but I managed to complete the mounted Heavy Camel Regiment figures during that time.

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. 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 

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.

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.