Monday 28 January 2019

Circassian Cavalry

Circassian Cavalry

I`ve wanted to create a small representative units of these for a while now.

So with some old Esci Napoleonics, a sharp knife and some paint, I`ve created these:
Painted in summer uniform

 Ex-Airfix US Cavalryman with head-swap as an NCO
 all together

Mounted Germans

Mounted Germans

Finishing off odds`n sods, all told I must now have about two platoons of mounted Germans now 

2x Revell gunners
 2 Britannia Miniatures 
One is an SS Cavalryman, the other the "fat soldier on supply horse"
all together


Tuesday 22 January 2019

German field police

German Field Police

Mostly Britannia Miniatures
 I think the guy on the left is FAA?
 Britannia sentries

 A few shots playing with the bits of terrain I did earlier

Italian Guns

Italian Guns

All Early War Miniatures

Gun crew
All head-swapped (sun helmet to normal steel type)
 Krupp 75/27 field gun

 75mm Deport gun

 65/11 Field Gun

Saturday 19 January 2019

Railway bits

Railway Bits

Bought these sheds at the model railway show last year cheap, a quick repaint and they`ll make useful sheds or shacks to fill open areas on tabletop

I turned this little one into a sentry box and built the pole from bits`n pieces


Industrial scrap bin

Industrial Scrap Bin

Nice one piece resin casting from Anyscale Models, highly useful for an industrial table


Dragons teeth & anti-tank obstacles

Dragons teeth & anti-tank obstacles

Hovels Dragons teeth and anti-tank obstacles 
At least 20yrs old I think they came in packs of two? Each block is 60x70mm
Figures and tank for scale

Wednesday 16 January 2019



Started off looking like this (found in the street)
 Cut down, cut out windows and doors 
Add the frames from matchsticks
Plaster coat, and paint - ta da 
The roof is plastic used to protect windows during installation (again found in the street)  



 A plastic building bought for £2 at a model railway show, bit of soft plastic walls by Britains, various scatter and odds and ends from the bits box.

Thursday 10 January 2019

Post war French support

D`Arc II

Matchbox Chaffee must be at least 20yrs old  😁
The commander was an Italeri US para, who had a new Raventhorpe head

Painted up and stowed to use with my post war French colonial force.

Chaffees saw service in Indo-China and Algeria