Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Fallschirmjager 2

I've just completed these as a commission (and thanks to the client for letting me use the photos). They are the Warlord German paratroopers and very nice they are too. Very crisp castings and loads of detail. I've said before that they can seem a little pricey but you certainly get value for money if these figures are anything to go by.

Tough characters too it would seem. One man is carrying his rifle, two Panzefausts and a teller mine. Quite a load.

Saturday, 15 February 2014


.....of war. I haven't done any of these in ages. These men had been in my to-do box since about 2008 or thereabouts. I bought them at the time for a little variety from the usual pea dot finish that I seemed to spend so much time on. The prospect of the greatcoat and the white helmet and winter camouflage coat seemed to offer an interesting alternative.

6 years on and they are done as a PzGren platoon with a high proportion of machine guns. I thought that a muddy green base would look better than the rather ubiquitous snow finish that seems everywhere at the moment. Next up will be the Panzer Lehr figures I bought at much the same time.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Thursday, 13 February 2014


Really pleased with this one. On eBay at http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281265934669?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


I'll get some better pictures taken but this project has taken so long that I wanted to get a first cut onto cyber space. I've put up some Company shots previously but now (apart from the standard) its done.

In the Perry French infantry picks you get 6 skirmishers based around two standard body positions. One standing and one sort of crouching. I had a number of these figures and wasn't doing anything with them until I decided to do a firing line Battalion in which I would see how many ways I could make the generic figures look different. I did cheat a little, 6 of the 24 are Perry metals and I did use some Victrix Old Guard arms and weapons but otherwise its all cutting and glueing from the basic box.

So here they are. They'll be up for sale soon so drop me a line if you're interested. I think they make a nice change from the usual march attack column and simply by spreading the bases out they do look like a skirmish line.

Saturday, 8 February 2014


A couple of Artizan figures currently on eBay at http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281262432543?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Sunday, 2 February 2014


Eureka or AB? I have no idea what the distinction is but I recently got hold of some of their Napoleonic and SYW figures. At this point let me mention Fighting 15's, the supplier. Despite dire warnings on their website (because the figures have to come from Mars or something) they had the order to me in just a little over 24 hours. Excellent service from a company based in the Isle of Wight where I used to go on my childhood holidays. Fort Warden since you ask. It was a holiday camp then - no idea what it is today.

Anyway three things everyone knows about Eureka/AB:

1. They are neither 15mm or 20mm
2. They are incredibly detailed
3. They are incredibly expensive

The average foot figure costs about 65p although regimental packs come in cheaper. Nonetheless with a 28mm plastic figure at about 50p then its still a lot of money. But are they worth it? Judge for yourself:

He's my test figure and for a 'large 15mm' I thought he came out rather well. Give him a decent base with grass and colourful foliage and he'll look even better. A more professional photo wouldn't go amiss either. It looks as if he has been blacklined but actually I gave him a light grey undercoat covered with a brown wash which seems to work well on the  white.

But my goodness he took a long time to do. I went slowly to try to do him justice but there was little in it in terms of how much time it usually takes to do a 28mm.

Nevertheless he is a fantastic figure and I'm very tempted to go for a Battalion pack. I've just completed a French Napoleonic figure so will put up a picture shortly.