Tuesday, February 9, 2016

28mm General Sterling Price Missouri State Guard

Here is a conversion I have just done. It’s Sterling Price Confederate General and commander of the Missouri State Guard in 1861. I have depicted 'Pap' Price, as he was known, in civilian clothes as he appeared at the battle of Wilson's Creek 10 August 1861. I intend to paint up a couple of brigades of Missouri State Guards who like their commander did not generally wear military uniform in the early stages of the war. The first photo below is of the original Front Rank mini of the mounted Napoleonic Gentleman from which the 'Pap' Price was made. I used Milliput to make the hat and extend the coat. 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Homecast C18th Wargames army

Here are photos of my homecast 35mm C18th army as it currently stands. All the the figures are 35mm from toe to top of head. I have just finished making masters for artillery gunners, a Grenadier (Austrian style) and begun work on a Cavalry Trooper. I need to make a General or two as well. The figures on the left of the line are the extra stands that resulted from me reducing the numbers of figures in a Regiment from 32 to 24. I will touch up the figures with a dab of paint here and there, add some standards and there will be another three regiments fit for service. I am looking forward to using these with the Honours of War rules.
This is the 'Daniels' Regiment painted to the colors given to me by a wargames buddy whose names just happens to be Daniels. The regiment has its priest with it as they are a sanctimonious lot. The Priest is a Redoubt figure from their Three Musketeer line. It just happened to be the right scale for my minis.

 I made the original masters for these minis back in 1983, it was my first experiment with milliput.
 Same again only a French Regiment.

The 'Williams' Regiment in the colors given to me by another wargaming buddy whose name of course is Williams.

1:1000 scale Spanish American War Fleets

Here are my completed fleets for Santiago July 1898. This project has been most satisfying as these ship models have sat in a box for almost 20 years. They are now painted and ready to set sail.

 The American fleet at Santiago July 1898
 The Spanish Fleet at Santiago July 1898


Finally after something like twenty years having them sit in a box I have painted and finished the two fleets for the naval battle of Santiago in 1898. Here are the last two models - the Spanish cruiser SNS Vizcaya and the American gunboat USS Gloucester.

Friday, January 22, 2016

1:1000 scale 1898 USS IOWA

Here is my latest 1:1000 scale 1898 warship - USS Iowa. This one presented a few challenges. It came with quite a few parts missing including all the secondary gun turrets. I had to scratch build them. While I was at it I decided to make a flying bridge with a shade over it like I have seen in photos of the ship.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

USS New York 1898 1:1000 scale

Before and after - the latest toy 'boat' for my collection - the USS New York ca.1898