By Mitch ReedIt seems like I got an extra box of Bret’s Brawlers from my work on the new Great War book that just came out. Instead of sending it back, the folks at Battlefront told me to give it away to someone who wants to get into the Great War peri…
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While we were on holiday a few weeks ago the family and I visited Boston in Lincolnshire. We went to a small local museum, did a bit of shopping and I climbed the eighty three meter high tower of St Botolph’s Church, known locally as the “Boston Stump”…
As promised here are the WWI British we did for Brigade Games of their African/Palestine WWI line. This batch included some Australians and African Colonial troops. First up the Australians:Here’s some British cavalry:The King’s African Rifles:
Sorry its been quiet lately. We were on vacation, then had to try and catch up on things once we got home. Then we had to get the business back up and chugging along. That’s the downfall of being self-employed with no employees: nothing gets done when …
I just read the post on the official blog for the project detailing the opening of the diorama today in Wellington. Wow. It is even more visually stunning than I when I last saw it – when it was 99% complete but in a room that resembled a construction site with no lighting in place … Continue reading Gallipoli Diorama Opens →
The opening of the Gallipoli Room at the Great War Exhibition has been delayed until the 4th May. Until then there are the occasional teaser shots of work on the diorama available to whet your appetite. Check out the official blog Mustering the Troops for more articles and information regarding this and other W100 commemoration … Continue reading Chunuk Bair Diorama opening delayed until 4th May. →
We have this biscuit (cookie to you Yanks) that has traditionally been made on Anzac Day. Story is that these were sent to the soldiers from home and they ate them at Gallipoli. However, that is not quite the case – those poor souls had to break their teeth on Ships Biscuits. From the NZ … Continue reading My daughter’s contribution to our Anzac Day at home →
I am really happy with how these maps turned out. They are all actual period maps of the battlefield that I reduced and printed. I didn’t reduce them to the size shown, but to a larger size and cut out pieces of them otherwise any detail would have just disappeared into a few pixels.
I finally had to pack up the paints and return home. That is my involvement with this fantastic project officially at an end. My last day was spent like most others – doing last minute painting. I started the day out at a McCafe where I had breakfast and mostly finished the Brig-Gen Johnston figure … Continue reading My last day on the Gallipoli diorama →
Today was spent at the Museum doing figure placement, touch up painting, painting a NZ Staff officer that Alan had just sculpted this morning and fixing broken models. Having a talent like Brian Nelson (from GW) tell you that your repair on the model he just broke was ‘a good job’ is rather gratifying. Two … Continue reading Another day closer to completion…still painting →
For you offshore chaps – a chance to see some of the the terrain and figures in place.
After work yesterday I went down to the Museum to help out with the diorama. My first task was to assist Russel Briant dirtying up some Turkish boots. Then I got to actually place figures on the diorama. I positioned a Turkish platoon of sixty men advancing up a hill in support of the platoon … Continue reading Perry’s gave me homework →
Yesterday after work I went to Weta to do more painting. There was only The Armchair General’s son there and soon after I was left alone for the evening. Apologies for the poor photographs but I left my camera at home and could only use my rather old and crappy phone camera that has a … Continue reading More Anzacs and Turks →
I knocked off these 25 casualty figures last Saturday night when everyone else was at the pub and I had to work. Alan Perry did manage to buy me a beer though. I seemed to become the Dremmel King and must have drilled holes in about a thousand casualty figures in the past week for … Continue reading Some more work for the Diorama →
Well, not really at the diorama because that is under wraps until the official unveiling. All photos from the official Anzac Diorama blog.
On Sunday the wife and I took our youngest daughter to the RAF museum at Hendon. We’ve been here several times before (see pictures here and here and here) as there is plenty to see. This time we spent quite a bit of time in the WW1 display hall i…
I got two more figures to paint yesterday. Two on-off Turkish Standard Bearers. Flags not attached in these pics.
Really lovely resin figures.
My last ten figures completed. Ten Turkish officers charging. What a mission. You guys wont believe this diorama. We have spent all day working on it at one of Weta Workshop’s warehouses and it is massive. Beyond massive. Good to see the Perry Brothers back in New Zealand too. I am not sure I can … Continue reading Last of my contribution for the Anzac Diorama →
I have finally got these guys finished and they should be winging their way to The Armchair General tomorrow. My last lot are ten Turkish officers who are almost done as well. A wee bit more on them to do. Probably be the last person to get their models done and in but I have … Continue reading Ten Anzacs finished. →
..He rained us with bullets, He rained us with shells And in five minutes flat he’d blown us all to hell Then he blew us right back to Australia (from the song “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”) Here are the finished batch of Turkish infantry. The last time I painted any miniature this scale was … Continue reading Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well… →
I have finally got started on my first batch of figures. Twenty Turkish infantry. Quite enjoyable to paint these but I have discovered two things – I am going to need some new brushes once this lot is done and I am crap at painting belts in any scale. I guess my infantry will hide … Continue reading ANZAC Diorama – Progress on my first figures →
Posting this link so you can pop over to the Anzac Diorama Blog to see the latest message from Peter Jackson. http://anzacdiorama.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/a-message-from-peter-jackson.html There are now 100 painters recruited. My first 20 figures arrived yesterday. 20 Turks. Preparation has started and I hope to get first paint on them next week. Johnny Turk is currently ‘armless … Continue reading My first Turks for the Anzac Diorama have arrived. →
The blog site for the painting project for the Anzac Diorama for the World War One Exhibition has been created. I urge you to have a look,especially at the FAQ and About pages to learn more about the project. There has already been media publicity about the project and several people I know who are … Continue reading Mustering the Troops (NZ WWI ANZAC Diorama) →
Originally posted on DRESSING THE LINES:
Here’s the chance for New Zealand wargamers to volunteer for a massive modelling project to commemorate Gallipoli, led by Sir Peter Jackson and using never-seen-before figures by the Perry twins! Below is an open letter to New Zealand wargaming clubs from Rhys Jones, a fellow wargamer and also the former…