The Cavalry are from Qualiticast´s Zulu War range...I bought these a few years ago and decided to work on the Sudan Campaign rather than the Zulu War.
I wanted some cavalry to support the Desert Column, so I converted them to represent the 18th hussars. I know they are not supposed to have pennons...but they look so much better with them. I made them from toothpaste tubes...the metal is great for making flags and pennons etc.
The Officer is converted using an arm from an infantry officer.
I am waiting for Hat to finally produce their Zulu War Lancers so I can add a new Troop.
Peter Gilder's images have provided me with soooo much inspiration as well as enjoyment over the past few years.
The following images were scaned from a number of old wargame magazines I have kept with me. Although I am interested in plastic minitures I think these are some of the best images I have ever seen...they are simply excellent.
A great colour plate in Military Modelling supported by an article by Michael Barthorp.
Figure 1 – Corporal 1st York and Lancaster Regt, in Khaki drill warn with puttees (first adopted during the 2nd Afghan War) and khaki cover for his white helmet; another Indian practice.
Figure 2 - Private of the Black Watch 1884 in Serge Grey.
Figure 3 – Private of the 3rd Grenadier Guards in his ‘English’ khaki. His white helmet is stained and he wears his battalion badge on his puggaree.
Figure 4 – Sergeant of the 10th Hussars, from one of the Indian garrisons. This is based on a painting of the 10th’s charge at El Teb by G. D. Giles, who was attached to the 10th at the time.
Figure 5 – Mounted Infantryman in Bedford cord pantaloons, blue puttees, ankle boots with spurs. The frock coat colour depended on the men’s parent regiment.
Figure 6 – A private of the 19th Hussars in grey serge frock and Bedford cord pantaloons worn with home service knee boots
Figure 7 – Indian Officer of the 15th Sikhs
Figure 8 – Royal Marines Light Infantry with stained helmet and equipment. Although, Count Gleichen who accompanied the Camel Corps up the Nile observed the arrival of the RMLI company with “snowy-white” helmets and belts and pouches “freshly piped-clayed”.
The image was taken from the December 1984 edition of Military Modelling.
Welcome to my 20mm (1/72) colonial and late 19th Century painting blog.
I don't know why but I love reanimating and customising 1/72 plastic & metal figures.
Our hobby has seen an explosion of new figures over the past few years with companies such as Hat, Strelets and Waterloo 1815 bringing to the market some very exciting, highly animated and well designed figures; organisations such as Hat and Strelets involving customers more and more it is becoming an even more interesting and enjoyable hobbie.
I have been painting on and off since my father introduced me to my first ever plastic 54mm Napoleonic figures at the age of 9. By the time I was 14 I have over 600 painted figures, these have unfortunately been lost in the various moves I have had to under-go over the past 40 plus years.
Painting has always been a love of mine and it helps me to relax and deal with the various trials and tribulations life throws at us from time to time.
I have accumulated a large collection of painted (and unpainted) figures and I thought now was the right time to share some of these with like mined collectors and hobbyist...or mad individuals like me!
Many other blogs, manufacturers and figure painter´s sites have inspired me to finish some of my old figures, paint and customise some of the new ones and then photograph these in various settings.
I will upload images of my painted and customised figures to this site.
I was brought up in West Germany in the 70´s and Berlin was always somewhere that held a great fascination for me.
When the wall effectively fell on the 9th November 1989 I just knew it was a place I would one day live in.
I first came here in 1998 and in 2006 I left the bright lights of Dubai to set up home here with my partner Ute. We then spent some time in Singapore setting up a new business and came home once that was successfully accomplished.
Berlin is a city full of life, history; fascinating cultural diversity within each one of Berlin´s kiez, with their own style of coffee shops, bars etc etc.
We love it here, it is simply wonderful.