Wednesday, 11 August 2010

New Toys...models, plans...queues and lists!

For my birthday I bought myself a few things to keep me busy during the winter months...

The new Stretlets 1877 range is superb...the animation is excellent and the detail very nice...I will paint these to face my British troops on the Northwest frontier...I'm also going to try and see how their WW1 Russians look with an earlier (circa 1885) paint job too...

I've also bought a box of French African Chasseurs...going to see how they look once they come back from under the knife...nice figures though...

The Redbox (my first from this company) will need some hardcore cleaning...

And the Hat Scottish Colonial figures are two boys bought me these - thanks lads!

I have already started this morning to paint (see below) the Hat Colonial Scotts as the Black Watch...small stones in their helmets for the tuffs of red! Took me ages...lets see how they look when theire finished...

Also, after weeks of searching on the web I found two boxes of Italeria Union Artillery set...and a normal box of their battle field accessories.

The plan is to build the defences - ditch & all...from Khartoum...long term plan. The motors and Gatlings will be part of Gordon arsenal...and as the figures are so difficult to get hold of these days I thought I'd snap up a few boxes.

Anyone out there got any ideas on how I can make the Egyptian Fez...or where I can buy just the heads? I don't really want to get boxes and boxes of Waterloo Egyptian and simply remove their heads...anyone know of a company selling just the heads...?

Have a great week one and all



  1. Hi Duncan,

    all the best for your birthday and have a lot of fun painting the figures. The 1877 range is teasing me too. Really nice figures. And we can convert 1870 Prussians into Russians too and every zouave into a Turk. Could be a nice little army.

    All the best

  2. Thanks Uwe...

    They have gone into my queue - :o)

  3. Duncan, in reply to your question on the Hat forum, Ral Partha,great endevours in the u.s, they are a perfect match,and will fill a few gaps in the ranks,rather than filling the ranks,there are out there somewhere some more,frontier minitures colonials,but no one knows where they have gone,or if the moulds still exist,buy they do the 17th well!! unlike ral partha who have the neckless dwarve version of the 17th! so i hope hat come up with the goods soon.Anyway enjoy the ral partha figures you will thinks its birthday and christmas all come at once. Alan

  4. Anyone out there got any ideas on how I can make the Egyptian Fez...or where I can buy just the heads?

    This could be a possibility for you from RLPBS Minatures
    in the United States of America;

    $1.35 PER PACK

    GCH 3 Fez