Friday, 8 June 2018

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Inspiration 2




A recent post by John Ray reminded me that i had meant to post these for ages...

Pictures of Erich Rohde's collection featured in various issues of Tradition and Miniature Warfare in the early 1970s; I didn't see them for another decade, but they, together with images of Phil Robinson's (mostly Hinchliffe) SYW collection, set the tone for what a SYW game should look like.

I know almost nothing about Rohde, but Hamburg based maker Uwe Lacina gets a brief mention in Garratt's 'World Encyclopaedia'.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

It's Alive!

Elite Miniatures flyer.





So it turns out it wasn't dead - merely sleeping. Elite's SYW range wakes up with a new release of Austrian infantry.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

The Navy's Here!




I'd been meaning to add some naval gunners to my AWI collection since the 1980s and finally got round to it last year - the guns are Hinchliffe, gabions by Ironclad, and the Jack Tars are converted from mostly Hinchliffe bits (but win absolutely nothing if you can spot the interlopers from East Yorks).

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Brant's Rangers








Various Hinchliffe conversions make up my version of this mixed loyalist and native unit.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Ditfurth




What could say 'Christmas' more than a battalion of Hessians...?

The von Ditfurth fusilier regiment c. 1776 - standard Hinchliffe castings, originally raised by John Ray back in the early 1980s and repaired, re-flagged and re-based by me earlier this year.

Friday, 23 September 2016

More Mason Magic




Armand Louis de Gontaut, Duc de Lauzun by the outrageously talented Doug Mason. Lauzun and his trumpeter are radical conversions (the original figure is cut down to a bare torso, and the uniform and details built back up from wire and soldier) of Gilder figures.

I recommend clicking on the photos to really appreciate the level of detail - the flowing pelisse, flapping sabertache, etc. create a real sense of movement and animation. The painting is pretty sharp too - no one does 'bling' better than DM.

Now all i need to do is create the Legion hussars - don't hold your breath....