Saturday, May 27, 2017

28mm Napoleonic Bavarian Cavalry

Hi All,
Long time between posts.
I finished a 2nd Dragoon unit recently and thought it would be good to photograph all four units at once. All Foundry figures.

1st and 2nd Dragoons and 1st and 2nd Chevaulegers.

Hope you like the photos.

 All the cavalry
Some different angles 
 More angles...
The unit labels, in case I mix them up.

Friday, April 21, 2017


I have finished painting the Australian Commandos. Here they are. Nice figures but I really don't know how they can ever be used in wargame if they play their commando role. Their basic tactic, as one of them put it, was 'Punch and Piss off' which does not make a very interesting game. And yes Owen guns often came out of the factory painted in camouflage colors. I did a minor bit of conversion on the figure with the rifle turning it into an EY grenade firing rifle as by 1945 this was the only type of rifle they tended to use apart from sniper rifles.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WW2 Australian Commando

Just painted the first of the new Warlord Games WW2 Australian Commandos. Here he is. I got these last week. There are ten minis in the pack and I am looking forward to painting them.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


I have had the Elephant for 20+ years - he is finally painted. The big guns are more recent. These guns will see service with my Sikh army for the present and in the future serve with the Mahratta and Mughal armies.
Elephant is Foundry and the guns and crews are Indus Miniatures. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017


Here is an American Civil War ironclad which I made more than 20 years ago. Its made from scrap wood and a plastic tube for the funnel. You can see two 28mm minis with it to give you an idea of the size. There are three images here, one a fancy photoshopped image with 'water' the other a straight image and the third an image of a visit by the ladies to the ship. I am proud of this old fellah, it is homemade with no commercial products involved, much like how many of the originals were put together.

Saturday, March 4, 2017


Some of my Sikh Wars era minis. These ones are all East India Company Troops. 1st Bengal European Light Infantry, two Madras Native infantry Battalions, a Colonel and the Bengal Horse Artillery. All are 28mm minis and all Foundry or conversions of Foundry.