Sunday, 12 August 2012

Jacobite Bits and Pieces

Gun crew.

Repliant conversions from ECW Scots.

Officers and others from many, strange, sources.

Like Hungry Wolves.................................

Cheers

Eric

More late Medievals

More mind numbing stuff from the dream team of Jonny and Eric Kemp. Wars of the Roses pole-armed infantry and two shots of Swiss pikemen and crossbowmenan. one showing a Burgundian archer using them for target practice.

Please leave a comment.

Thanks

Eric



Wars of the Roses

A bit of a change this time, Wars of the Roses, converted, wher appropriate by me, painted by our son, Jonny.
Bits and bobs from Replicants, Britains,Forces of Valor, A Call to Arms, Irregular (metals) and Airfix medievals with leg extensions and WW2 Germans - kneeling handgunner and shooting crossbowman, oh yes and lods of greenstuff.

More soon

Cheers

Jonny and Eric



Thursday, 2 August 2012

Crimea and War of 1812

Two posts in a day.......................

95th Rifles and 43rd Light Infantry, all from HELMET bits.

93rd Highlanders from the Crimea - as mutch fun as painting hussars! From Timpo with greenstuff additions.
More 11th Hussars, just about half the "regiment" completed.

More soon ish

Eric



More Light Brigade

More Light Brigade, 11th Hussars on the left, aren't hussars easy to paint, so quick and straightforward!

Then characters from the Charge, based in part on the Tony Richardson film.From left to right in the phot below, Sergeant Berryman VC of the 17th Lancers, Trooper (Butcher) Vahey also of the 17th followed by Captain William Morris commander of the 17th on the day. Finally Captain Lewis Edward Nolan of the 15th Hussars, who will for ever, on my model, be carrying the order that sent the Light Brigade down the Valley of Death.

Picture on left shows the same figures reversed.

Cheers

Eric


Sunday, 15 April 2012




Some old American Civil War zouaves painted around 10 years ago now.
A company of Coldstream Guards for the Crimea again old figures of about 6 years vintage.
Troopers of the 4th Light Dragoons, Light Brigade engage with Russian Hussars.
Hi Dave M! Is it just you and me out there?
Cheers
Eric

Sunday, 1 April 2012

More Light Brigade - WIP




More pictures of the Light Brigade project this time.
First picture shows two almost complet 17th Lancers on Hat horses with adjusted saddles and sheepskins.
Second photo is a close-up of two character figures, Captains Nolan and Morris, both are based on HELMET bits with wine bottle foil belts and greenstuff additions. Nolan has a metal head, which perhaps explains his erratic behaviour on the day, Morris ' head is, ironically, from an AIP Russian built up with greenstuff, I have yet to sculpt his sheepskin. Sword is from a pin, later to be bulked out with thick paint, see next photo.
Third picture shows the two characters plus an officer from the 11th Hussars. Note that Nolan's horse had had a head swap and that my noble captain with carry the order from Lord Raglan forever!

Finally, two Light Dragoons and Trooper Vahey the butcher from the 17th Lancers. The Light Dragoons are from HELMET bits as before with pin swords and wire caplines saddles from greenstuff. Vahey also has a metal head, greenstuff hat, apron etc and arms from an old Airfix 8th Army kit. One source I researched says he rode a Russian officer's horse, hence the saddle on this model.
"Lord Raglan says the cavalry is to advance immediately."
Cheers
Eric