RN Landing Party, China Station, 1920s. Fifteen converted Warlord Games WW2 RN Landing Party figures to serve as part of the ship's company of a Gunboat on the Yangtze. The Officer figure is a Perry Sudan Naval Brigade figure.
Wednesday 31 July 2019
Thursday 25 July 2019
Cockchafers! Yes, you read correctly. Naval Landing Party figures for the China Station in the 1920s, part of the ship's company of HMS Cockchafer (Insect Class River Gunboat). These three figures are test pieces for a larger batch of about twenty figures. The raw material is the WW2 Royal Navy Landing Party from Warlord Games. The caps have been cut off and replaced with Perry Miniatures WW2 India Pattern Sun Helmets. The packs on their backs come from the Warlord Games plastic WW2 Commonwealth Infantry sprue. The brief was to have them in sun helmets based on an excellent photograph in the recently published "British Empire Uniforms 1919-1939" by Edward Hallet and Michael Skiletz. Had the brief been to have them in tin helmets then I would have used the Empress Miniatures Naval Landing Party figures.