Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Stalled Indian Mutiny Project

Hi, here's a couple of pics of my stalled Indian Mutiny project using (mainly) Iron Duke figures; which are excellent, even if the odd one is a bit on the delicate side and with cracking service from Empress Miniatures . Unfortunately as I started to read more about India I took more of an interest in the Sikh Wars so this project has taken a back seat and likely to be left to languish in the depths of the spare room.

cheers Pete







I think I'll have to detail the eyes on this figure

Mutineer Sepoys

 

Monday, 7 August 2017

Sikh Irregulars 20mm

Here's a quick pic of some Sikh irregulars from Newline designs, so far I've got 60 of these painted and hope to get them based up by the end of the week, cheers Pete
 


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Anglo Sikh Wars 20mm

I've had an interest in the Sikh Wars for some time now and after reading Amarpal Singh's book on the first Sikh War I decided to take the plunge and put an order in from Newline Designs. Unfortunately the Newline range is not yet complete so I've had crack at converting some figures to fill the gaps. the first are some Tumbling Dice Crimean War British dragoons converted to a unit of Bengal Light Cavalry. this involved removing the jacket turn backs and the shako peak then filing the shako with a rounded file to give it more of a 'bell top' look about it. The officers shako is a Newline Sepoy head with a peak and plume added with greenstuff.



Newline alkali and irregulars

Newline Sikh Regulars with Yellow Turbans

Newline Sikh regulars Green Turbans, the flag was taken from google images and worked on using paint to add details etc, no one seems to sell decent Sikh wars flags for 20mm figures which is a shame, hopefully Studio miniatures will rescale the flags they and save a lot of time on the computer.
Newline Sikh regulars with Blue turbans.
Gurkha officer converted from a Newline Sikh officer with the epaulettes and turn backs filed off and a strelets head added,' I think the sash should be black however I've decided to go with red as this stands out on the figure and he is British after all.



 


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Perry Cape Wars

Perry Officers and Sergeant

Xhosa command

Cape Town Militia

British Regulars

Civilians including a Warlord Games figure


Xhosa Warriors

Xhosa Warriors

Monday, 9 January 2017

South American Liberators

A few painted samples from Parkfield Miniatures South American Liberators range.





Monday, 29 August 2016

Perry Cape Wars

I finally succumbed to the Perry Cape Wars figure. The books arrived on Saturday and I painted these two  over the weekend. This figure is a freebie that comes with the two books and represents Lt Col John Fordyce of the 74th highlanders and the second is a figure from the Xhosa command pack. All in all nice figures and relatively easy to paint; now all I need is the list for Sharpe Practice and I can get some more ordered.