I’ve been working on some cavalry conversions to add to the metal lancers which made up the Albion Cavalry. I’ve added some rifles/carbines to both foot and mounted figures and have painted them as various Albion heavy cavalry. Here they are going through their paces...
Tuesday, 29 September 2020
These arrived yesterday and today I managed to have a read of them over coffee in the garden.
Monday, 28 September 2020
I picked up these fellows on eBay for less than fifty pence each.
Sunday, 27 September 2020
Been thinking today that not a lot is going to be different over the coming months in terms of seeing folk and going places. Not even much on the horizon on face to face gaming front. During the week I enjoyed a local autumnal walk.
Saturday, 26 September 2020
Made a start on some figures for Army Stars Spangled by adding metal heads to some plastic figures
Friday, 25 September 2020
Yesterday afternoon and much of today I have spent in Leeds from the comfort of my armchairhttps://royalarmouries.org/tudor-power-glory/
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Been working on 1930s Swedish armoured cars which were based upon Chevrolet trucks. I found a couple on eBay, added plasticard as armour and here are the results with 28mm crews. Here are the finished armoured cars, pictures of the real life prototypes for the models and the eBay purchases as they arrived yesterday.
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Recently I had been thinking about another country to add in with Albion and Maple Leaf Country as an opponent. This , as some of you may recall, is a 54mm toy soldier ongoing project. The idea is to use old toy soldiers, convert some and maybe a few recasts. Anyone I was researching American uniforms of the later nineteenth century, particularly dress uniforms of the National Guard. I was aided in this by the fantastic prints from the Company of Military Historians -http://www.military-historians.org/company/plates/images/postCWUS.htm#z available on line ( I have a volume of their prints of the FIW and AWI bought in London 1986 which is a terrific book) and some books of my own-
Notes were taken and ideas pondered upon. I was also helped by a splendid new blog https://wargamingwith54mmtoysoldiers.blogspot.com/search/label/United%20States%20Infantry%20c.1880which shows what can be done with Britains guardsmen etc. I am looking forward to getting some eBay Britains and Dorset Toy soldiers heads and the fun can start. I was amazed at the variety of American uniforms in the prints. Loads of conversions asking to be worked on!
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Today I have been researching Tradgardland uniforms of the 1930s My first sources were these books-
Monday, 21 September 2020
Been working on some transport for our chaps in Tradgardistan. Firstly an improvised armoured car fashioned from an old embassy car with some corrugated iron attached. Secondly the Craigshire infantry have acquired a truck to save them marching-
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Here are the finished 1930s Swedes in a variety of uniforms. They have come up well -
Saturday, 19 September 2020
Friday, 18 September 2020
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Monday, 14 September 2020
Sunday, 13 September 2020
Saturday, 12 September 2020
Well worth a look. The models are amazing. Just the thing for a dreich Saturday morning...