Sunday 27 October 2013

Modern Conflict action shots plus War 1812 progress.

Wargaming the modern period is not everyone's cup of tea, so please skip to the end of this post for the 1812 period if that is more your thing.

As mentioned in my last post, I had been up in the loft and raided my sons toy box for some of his old die cast vehicles. These I have repainted and weathered to use along side the Warrior and jeeps that I had painted for my Brits.    

I thought it would be more interesting to show the vehicles off in a few action shots. (Picture heavy)




Half way through this unit of American infantry in Scott's Brigade for the War of 1812. They still need to be varnished and the bases done but I will wait until I have painted the other eleven figures first. Although tempted, I am not starting yet another period, these figures are a commission for someone else.     

A comparison shot of a Perry Miniature plastic Napoleonic and a Knuckleduster 1812 figure. 
The modern figures btw are either Empress Miniatures or Eureka Miniatures. The crews in the jeeps I think are from Old Glory but not sure as I purchased them unpainted from ebay.

Sunday 20 October 2013


It has been a few weeks since my last post so I thought I had better stick something on the blog.

 I have been very busy preparing lots of stuff and I have another large order on way, so I want to get as much stuff assembled and primed whilst the weather is good outside for spraying. As the House of Stark would say 'Winter is coming'.

British engineers.

Warlord  plastic pioniers set. Worth the extra £3 to upgrade from their Blitzkrieg set. The sets are the same but with the pioniers you get a pile of metal accessories, equipment, heads and arms for conversion work.

Some of the metal stuff from the pionier set which I have used with the German early and late war plastic sets. I even used some bits for the British engineers that I listed above.

Some 'Jump-off points' for Chain of Command. 

A Perry Miniatures Bren carrier.
This is a test piece for a Regiment of American infantry during the War of 1812. (Scott's Brigade) They are from a company called Knuckleduster and are very nice sculpts. 'Flags of War' do flags for these so I will be placing an order in the near future.                                                                             


I went up into the loft and pinched a few of my son's old die cast toy lorries that I thought would be a suitable scale for 28mm and that I could use for my modern periods. It was also an opportunity for me to experiment painting vehicles and trying out some weathering techniques as this is all new to me and I didn't want to make a balls up on some expensive vehicles I bought for using in Afghanistan and WW2.

The containers below were from a toy plastic lorry which I primed white and then painted and weathered.    
The figures below are from Empress Miniatures, I have also finished a Warrior and a couple of jeeps plus some more die cast vehicles suitable for this conflict which I will put in a future post.

Off now to visit a few of your blogs for a change.