Posts Tagged ‘WWI’

Boston War Memorial

Posted on August 18th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

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”…

28mm WWI British from Brigade Games

Posted on June 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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:

28mm WWI Germans from Brigade Games

Posted on June 24th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

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 …

Topside Minis Product Review

Posted on June 18th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello again! Today, I take a detailed look at a product that I am quite excited about: Topside Minis.  I feel that this product represents an important development  for naval wargaming, making it much easier for gamers to get into … Continue reading

Gallipoli Diorama Opens

Posted on May 4th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

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

Chunuk Bair Diorama opening delayed until 4th May.

Posted on May 2nd, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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.

My daughter’s contribution to our Anzac Day at home

Posted on April 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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

Check out the maps

Posted on April 20th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

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.

My last day on the Gallipoli diorama

Posted on April 18th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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

Another day closer to completion…still painting

Posted on April 17th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

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

Some video from the news on the Anzac Diorama

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

For you offshore chaps  – a chance to see some of the the terrain and figures in place.

Perry’s gave me homework

Posted on April 15th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

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

More Anzacs and Turks

Posted on April 14th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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

Some more work for the Diorama

Posted on April 13th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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

Some sneak looks at the Anzac Diorama

Posted on April 7th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

Well, not really at the diorama because that is under wraps until the official unveiling. All photos from the official Anzac Diorama blog.

Back to RAF Hendon

Posted on April 6th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

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…

Not the last of my Anzac Diorama figures

Posted on April 5th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

I got two more figures to paint yesterday. Two on-off Turkish Standard Bearers. Flags not attached in these pics.
Really lovely resin figures.

Last of my contribution for the Anzac Diorama

Posted on April 4th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

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

Ten Anzacs finished.

Posted on March 30th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

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.

Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well…

Posted on March 4th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

..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…

ANZAC Diorama – Progress on my first figures

Posted on February 28th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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

My first Turks for the Anzac Diorama have arrived.

Posted on February 13th, 2015 under , . Posted by

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.

Mustering the Troops (NZ WWI ANZAC Diorama)

Posted on January 31st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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)

Sir Peter Jackson needs Kiwi wargamers

Posted on January 21st, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

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…

28mm Russian Civil War ‘Tachanka’ Machine-gun Wagon

Posted on December 29th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Season’s Greetings Everyone!First, just a short note to let you all know that the gallery for the second theme round of the Painting Challenge is now up in all it’s glory and awaiting your viewing pleasure.This week’s theme is ‘Rider(s) & Mount(s)’…