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Czech Legion Train 1918

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Now that the latest July edition of “Wargames Illustrated” has hit the shelves I can make a post on a long term project that I had to keep under wraps as it was to feature in the article “The Train Now Standing at Platform Four is the 19;18 To Vladivos…

Czech Legion Train 1918

Posted on June 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Now that the latest July edition of “Wargames Illustrated” has hit the shelves I can make a post on a long term project that I had to keep under wraps as it was to feature in the article “The Train Now Standing at Platform Four is the 19:18 To Vladivos…

1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) 1917 1

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Here are the first six of ten figures that will form 1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) as part of 163 Brigade alongside the Isle of Wight Rifles. Like the Hampshires they are kitted out in smoke hoods ready for their assault on Tank Redoubt at the Second Battl…

1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) 1917 1

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Here are the first six of ten figures that will form 1/4 Norfolk Regiment (TF) as part of 163 Brigade alongside the Isle of Wight Rifles. Like the Hampshires they are kitted out in smoke hoods ready for their assault on Tank Redoubt at the Second Battl…

Wilhelm Wassmuss foments trouble in the Persian Gulf.

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Thanks to Steve Langan for images of a recently completed commission. Steve wanted an Imperial German expeditionary force based upon the exploits of Wilhelm Wassmuss “the German Lawrence”, as he attempted to create trouble for the British Empire in Per…

Wilhelm Wassmuss foments trouble in the Persian Gulf.

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Thanks to Steve Langan for images of a recently completed commission. Steve wanted an Imperial German expeditionary force based upon the exploits of Wilhelm Wassmuss “the German Lawrence”, as he attempted to create trouble for the British Empire in Per…

Mark IX "Pig" Supply/Infantry Carrier, 1918. A Riveting Return.

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Over eighteen months ago I played about with some 1/72 scale plans of a Mark IX Infantry Carrier. I resized them to approximately 1/56 and built a couple of models from card. I made a third model, upon which I began to stick HUNDREDS of caviar beads to…

Mark IX "Pig" Supply/Infantry Carrier, 1918. A Riveting Return.

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Over eighteen months ago I played about with some 1/72 scale plans of a Mark IX Infantry Carrier. I resized them to approximately 1/56 and built a couple of models from card. I made a third model, upon which I began to stick HUNDREDS of caviar beads to…

WW1 German Hussars

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

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…

WW1 German Hussars

Posted on May 28th, 2017 under , . Posted by

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…

Isle of White Rifles 2.

Posted on May 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

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).

Isle of White Rifles 2.

Posted on May 8th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

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).
 

Another Holt and a big tracked trailer

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

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…

Another Holt and a big tracked trailer

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

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…

Brigade Games Imperial German Schutztruppen 3.

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Four figures from Brigade Games to join the Pulp Figures and complete this unit of twelve. Also a photo of the whole completed unit.