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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Citadel and Back Tree Dwarf Army

Hi All,

This was a project that I was plugging away at for a while.

It was fun collecting and restoring many of the old models. I took advantage a while back with a Black Tree Design sale to pick up some extra models that are compatible in style at a fraction of the price. That said, there are a lot of rarer and collectible units and characters in the army.

I hope the fans of dwarves will enjoy the images and discover a few old favourites in here.

Comments are welcome as usual.


The Army
King Thorgrim GrudgeBearer and the Slayer King
Another angle. Had to print flags from the web and paint them to make them bright and vibrant.
Felix and Gotrek characters
White Dwarf, White dwarf and BT Dwarf Wizard
Another shot of King Thorgrim
Anvil of Doom. Flags were the same process of printing and repainting.
Normally you get 2 Anvil Guards. I did 6!
Dwarf Slayer Champion - Old school
Wall of stunty regiments
First Thunderer unit
Second Thunderer unit
BT Guns. I'm pleased with how the lighter flames came out.
Dwarf Slayers 1 - So much character
Dwarf Slayers 2 - mostly different poses
Bugman's Rangers! Same process as above for the banners
Prince Ulther's Dragon Company - a famous unit. I went a bit creative with the flags and shield designs.
BT Hammerers (with GW fill in) - Nice figures and I merged some old GW banner designs into this unique version.
Second Hammerer unit - again with GW fill ins.
A flame cannon that I didn't get around to finishing.