Posts Tagged ‘Scratchbuilds’

The Big Push.

Posted on July 11th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

One of the benefits of teaching is a long summer break. This summer will be devoted to getting together units for the next display game at Newbury this September. The Light Car Patrol is now complete. A second Rolls Royce Armoured Car is finished. Two …

Skoda 75 mm M15 Gebirgskanone

Posted on May 20th, 2018 under , . Posted by

A scratchbuilt Austrian mountain gun with a crew destined for service in Palestine with Austria’s Ottoman allies. The barrel and wheels come from Adrian’s lead pile.

Going Out For A Spin! Light Car Patrol 3.

Posted on March 24th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Taking the RPM 1/48 1917 Model T Ford Ambulance kit, cutting a few bits off and adding a new rear end resulted in this little run-about for the Light Car Patrol in Palestine. Not a perfect  representation of a 1917 Model T Ford Utility,  but …

Going out for a spin! Light Car Patrol 1.

Posted on February 18th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I scrached up a stripped down Model T Ford. A couple more of these will follow in time. The drivers are from Warbases with Woodbine headswaps.

Mark I Light Ambulance.

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

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 b…

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

Posted on February 11th, 2018 under , . Posted by

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…

Archie!

Posted on February 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

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…

97 Heavy Artillery Group 2. High angle static 6 inch 30 cwt Howitzer.

Posted on December 29th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Being somewhat dissatisfied with the Irregular Miniatures 6 inch 30 cwt Howitzer (underscale) for 97 Heavy Artillery Group, I decided to replace it with a scratchbuild. Here is a 1/56 (approx) 6 inch 30 cwt Howitzer on the top carriage in the static po…

Scratching the itch: 97 Heavy Artillery Group 1. The Guns.

Posted on December 21st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Since completing the 4th Australian Light Horse, the Painting Mojo decided to go for a holiday. Both it and I needed a break from the brushes for while. However, I got the itch. The itch to build. So, as I took time away from the paints, I began work o…

179 Trench Mortar Battery 1917.

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

A scratchbuilt 6 inch (medium) Newton Mortar abd a couple of crew cobbled together from the leadpile.The first of the units for 179 Brigade, my next personal project. 2/14 London Regiment (London Scottish) to follow soon.

179 Trench Mortar Battery 1917.

Posted on October 21st, 2017 under , . Posted by

A scratchbuilt 6 inch (medium) Newton Mortar abd a couple of crew cobbled together from the leadpile.The first of the units for 179 Brigade, my next personal project. 2/14 London Regiment (London Scottish) to follow soon.

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…