Wednesday, 6 July 2011

War on the Nile...

While looking for inspiration to repair my Gun Boat...as this is how it looks at the moment...

http://osborneradloff.blogspot.com/2010/07/nile-gun-boat.html
...and this is how I wanted my boat to look...
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_59m9_BWZkTo/S-F8HkTWauI/AAAAAAAAA5U/FuYpB3ZhLRs/s1600/Peter+Gilder%C2%B4s+British+Highland+Column+with+a+Sudanese+company+shuffles+the+Sudan+followed+by+PG+scratch+built+Nile+steamer.jpg

...and while planning its recovery (as it has seen better days)...I received an email from those lovely people at Sierra Toy Soldier...I have used them a number of times for my fathers 54mm Napoleonic collection...

And guess the subject of the email...the Nile Wars!

Oh heck - these great figures are from the new and latest editions to Britain's War on the Nile rang...if only I lived in a hanger!

Take a look...I am sure you will enjoy the images







Dervish Infantry



Britians Camel Corps



Egyptian Infantry - Summer dress


Battle of Tamai March 13, 1884

York and Lancaster Regiment







The whole rang is listed here...

http://www.sierratoysoldier.com/ourstore/pc/Sudan-c799.htm



Back to painting my 20mm

Duncan

1 comment:

  1. Duncan, my good man,

    An inspiring thread. I often thought about making my own Nile steamer, but right now my hands are full working on the Camel Corps, and other subjects. Nevertheless, a very inspirational post.

    Love the blog. I check for updates every day. Thanks for posting links to my ETS posts! I'm happy someone else is enjoying my models.

    Cheers,

    SM Mannix

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