Saturday, 15 June 2013

New for South America

Just thought I would post an update of the Gauchos. This is the first three, another three coming along based on the pictures in the Osprey book.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013


The first of the gauchos, still a work in progress

Sunday, 19 May 2013

The British are coming!

A couple of quick photos of the first casting of the British to fight for Bolivar against the Spanish. Advancing poses with command figures, wearing their oilskin covered shakos.

Monday, 29 April 2013

British Legion for South America

Moving up country, I have now got the next batch done, the British and Irish legion figures for Bolivar's war in Venezuela.

First up we have the rank and file in various advancing poses, wearing shakos with oilskin covers one is wearing a forage cap to add variety

 Next the command, as usual so as to fit in the packs, there is an ensign, officer, sergeant and drummer.
 Now, all the armies need command so, apart from the first two commanders in previous releases we have a couple of foot commanders, one Spanish the other Patriot, but I don't think it would matter if they were used for either side as the uniforms were almost identical anyway, especially after a few weeks in the field.

Saturday, 24 September 2011

South American Liberators

Just a quick update at the moment to let you know where I am with this new project.   I am almost ready now for the first batch to be complete ready for mould making and then casting.  With luck these should be ready in time for Warfare in November.

First up, the Army of the Andes wearing their short jackets the Argentines of San Martin wore when they crossed the Andes.   These were the first I did and made these marching with various arm positions to give a little variety in a unit.

 Next we have the first of the royalists wearing the summer dress white short jacket and covered shakos.  Again these all have slight differences, mainly in the position of the musket.
Each side has a flank company man and one infantryman wearing a forage cap together with officer, drummer and ensign figures, only on of these as the battalions only carried one flag each.

Now I am only left with the NCO figures I want to be able to package the command up as a pack of four figures.

Monday, 11 July 2011

New 28mm figure range on the workbench

Ok, so I thought I'd try something new, I'll let you have more information as I progress but I have attached a picture as a sneak preview of the first few figures for my new range, all 28mm.   These are the first few Argentine infantry in the short coat worn by San Martin's Army of the Andes as they crossed into Chile to do battle with the Spanish.  They will be suitable for Chacabuco and Maipo as well as other battles around 1817-1818.

Sorry if the picture is a wee bit small but I'll get some proper ones as the range progresses.

The intention is to create enough figures for each side in the conflict as a starter to enable me to sell these individually with variations to each pose so that I can also package them up.

I have almost finished the first Argentine contingent and will post more pictures as they are completed.  Of course I'll also be doing some flags for these wee chaps to carry as well.

Almost finished, the marching Argentine line infantry below have slightly different poses for a bit of variety on the theme.  I am trying to work on the figures as 'packs', thus the line infantry will be in a pack of eight figures, two of each pose below, the grenadiers will be in a pack of four, as will the command which will probably have an additional fusileer figure.

Now for the command figures and a grenadier, the cazadores wore the same as the centre companies, the grenadiers were differentiated by a red bag hanging down the left side ofg the shako.  Generally each battalion carried only one flag so there is only one colour bearer.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

New castings for Vietnam

 Above are some new castings for the US, a Platoon Commander and Sergeant wityh two infantry, one firing a LAW and one carrying a LAW on his back.
Below are some new NVA figures, all carrying AK-47 except one which is firing an RPG.