Posts Tagged ‘WWI’

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. 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)’…

Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V: Week 1 Report

Posted on December 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

 Week 1 of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge V is “in-the-books” and my progress was more or line with plan with 4 submissions totaling 147 points vs a plan of 129.  Of course there was some variation is what was actually done but more …

Blogs of Honour – Capt. Richard’s WWI Airplanes

Posted on November 13th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Capt. Richard has a great blog and is well know for his amazing ACW collections and use of light at night. He’s started on a new project, WWI airplanes, and we thought it was so cool that we needed to feature it! Head on over to his site and chec…

The Battle of Roye 27th March 1918 – WWI Batrep

Posted on November 12th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Hello it’s me Postie, I’ve hi-jacked Ray’s blog once again to present our most recent game.Ray was up in London looking at the Poppies in the Tower so couldn’t make the game, but he typed all this out because I’m an illiterate sod! (Postie’s diggi…

The Royal Engineers Museum

Posted on October 31st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Last week my youngest daughter had a day off school (teacher training day) so I took her to the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham. I’ve been here several times over the years but they have made a few changes since I was last here. The Museum has some n…

Product Review: Battlefront’s Stoss Platoon

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

By Mitch ReedOne of the Great War platoons I was eager to have in my collection was the German Stoss Platoon.  The actual name of these forces was Stosstruppen which means "Storm Trooper" and represent Germany's late war answer to break …

RP No 162 WWI French Dragoons

Posted on October 25th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Can’t believe I’ve actually painted something!!!! Due to me changing not only my job but my career, you may (or may not) have noticed a distinct lack of newly painted figures on my blog, come to think of it, my whole blogger presence has been a crap, b…

Commander: The Great War, reviewed

Posted on October 21st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

In which the author reviews Slitherine’s new Wargame for the Ipad, Commander: the Great War, and warns his readers– if you want to play, be in it for the long haul! Continue reading

SELWG 2014 – Photos

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

On Sunday I joined four other members of Posties Rejects for the SELWG show at Crystal Palace. This is probably my favourite show of the year and has a special place in my heart because it was at SELWG in 2010 that I met up with Ray, Fran and Postie fo…

Painting the Beute Mark IV, and Great War List Making

Posted on October 1st, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

By Mitch ReedWhile luck has eluded me on the playing table, it did find me for the second week of the"Spot the A7V" Contest that Battlefront held via Twitter.Since I already have both army box sets I decided to go for the Mark IV box, in orde…