Friday, 20 July 2012

A portable cooking system without flame

Now here is something useful...

When we matter where we go - or how we travel - good hot food fast is always on the wish list...

My youngest son...Jonathan - well he's not so young now...has come across a product called - Trekmates Flameless Cook System...

We have tried it and it :o)

Maybe - its something that will catch on?

Hot Good Food Fast

Something while we visist a show or two...or just for the back of the car!



Monday, 11 June 2012

RHA Gun team and limber...with 9th Lancer, Guards and a marine in support

Sorry about title...couldn't think of anything catchy!

In December last...I posted a note on Ethan's excellent 25mm converstion of a colonial gun team for his Afgan War "Maiwand Day" seen here and here

I decided I would try my hand at something similar in 20mm...using available metal and plastic converstion work can be seen here.

My eldest son (Mike) has joined our growing company and has (as one of his challenges) to ensure I paint and finish some of our projects...!!

And although we have not completely finished some of the figures is this posting - the RA mounted officer still needs some work...Mike insisted we set up a diorama and click away...

I hope you enjoy 'his' encouragement...!

The gunner (in Khaki - pushing the 12 pounder gun wheel) is from RSM Colonials (ex Pax Britannica) some of the best 20mm metals available...still!

The drivers are from Strelets British Colonial Lancers...

Seated RA chaps are from Hat's Gatling Gun set...

The Officer is from Waterloo Anglo-Egyptian Army (Alan gave me the idea for the pose - here)

The teams are from the Accurate set No. 7204 - Union Artillery Team...which we are converting the figures into Egyptian artillery crews...but more about them in later posts!

Some lads from the Guards Brigade in support...these are from Spencer Smith's od Jacklex figures

Our RA Gatling team leading the search....again from the excellent Jacklex figures

With some chaps from the 9th in support...

The Lancer is from the now defunct Qualiticast excellent - 20mm Zulu War range...why I only bought this one I will never know!

Please don't shout - I know the 9th were not in the Sudan...but its my Game! Hehehehheheee

Hope you enjoyed the images...its back to the list of non finished projects now! Oh and of course work too!


Wednesday, 28 March 2012

British in Zululand, NWF, South Africa, Sudan & Newline announcement

Hello all

Just thought I'd keep the interest boiling with the imminent arrival (hopefully in a few months and b4 the snow falls) of the new Zulu War/colonial figures from HaT and now also Newline in May; more on those lads later...

Here are a few images from my collection to assist in some uniform planning...


Keeping the interest going for the 17th too

Newline have also (thanks to Steve the wargamer) announced the launch of some new figures to their 20mm colonial range too...

All packs of 4 figures at £1.90
Sudan War British Infantry
SUD01 British Command
SUD02 British Foot Standing at Ready
SUD03 British Foot Standing Loading
SUD04 British Foot Standing Firing
SUD05 British Foot Advancing
SUD06 British Foot Kneeling
SUD07 British Foot Kneeling Firing
GUR01 Gurkha Command
GUR02 Gurkhas Advancing
GUR03 Gurkhas Skirmishing I
GUR04 Gurkhas Skirmishing II
GUR05 Gurkhas Standing at Ready
Colonial Indians
IND01 Sikh Sepoy Command
IND02 Sikh Sepoys Advancing
IND03 Sikh Sepoys Skirmishing
IND04 Sikh Sepoys Standing at Ready
Generic colonials
GC01 Infantry in Shirtsleeves, Pith Helmet Skirmishing
GC02 Infantry in Shirtsleeves, Pith Helmet Advancing
Zulu War British
ZW54 Artillery Horse Team – 6 horses and 3 riders £4.20
ZW55 Limber – 1 piece £1.90
ZW57 British Lancers – 3 cavalry £3.30

Looks like HaT could learn from Newline...get your products out to the market first...once I have spent my few £/$/€ I can't go back and spend them again...first in the market is first with the profits...

Anyway, I've also added a few more links to the right...showing some of great painting and conversions around.

Back to the grind!