Modeling the 17th Lancers (Zulu War)

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It is quite difficult to publish everyday of the year something worthwhile… but lately this silly fixation of mine is getting easier by the sheer qualty of the pics that are published in Facebook.

I have already said a lot of times that I only have in my modest collection less than ten models like that.

But I do appreciate them enormously… after all they are the painting guide we all use in smaller scales and efforts.



Frontal view (seen in Facebook)
Lateral view.

Oh! What a lovely wargame!

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A pure joy to see those lovely or awesome painted miniatures up to the last detail… I am not against this approach in the least… but it is not mine at all… not anymore I guess.

Thanks God my 6mm minis do not need painting “eyes”… and when I painted 25mm MINIFIGS I did not either…

A fantastic painting job!


Lace Wars… or even earlier…
Detail… they have eyes!

Diorama in a small base.

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Not my thing at all (personally) but I know quality when I see it. That bloody part of the late XIXth Century whem the European Powers (all of them) expanded “civilization” and “commerce”… all round the world… globalization at the point of the bayonet!

Masterful Military Modeling if you please!

In this case French troops.


Very good “composition” if you ask me…

REPLICA comes back with an orgy of redcoats!

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The long awaited return of REPLICA is here!… and this set from the owner is very similar (enhanced by a lot more of figures for the pic) to a commission from the National Army Museum (UK).

What else can I say?


A very similar composition is now at the National Army Museum… courtesy of REPLICA!
Another view of the decorations to Royal Fusiliers!
They look very similar but the details are important!
My own work would never be in a Museum… but I love that some figures in my collection are from Andrew Stevens from REPLICA!

Back in the Saddle!

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Me, returning from a short trip… in fact so short that I did not take the portable computer with me (it is portable but heavy!)… well, it is not only me who is back in the saddle again!… REPLICA METAL SOLDIERS (read Andrew Stevens) has proudly announced in FaceBook that it is taking orders again!… from today!… now if you love Britain’s style figures in 54mm what are you waiting for?… I have already placed a small order just in case!

60mm those… and quite right!
The basis of my order of today to REPLICA!

Another go at Military Modeling… and praise for Bill Horan’s work!

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I am a fan of Bill Horan work (those Camel Corps are not from him to my knowledge) but when I see something familiar I can not resit posting it!

Below a recent work of him… mind blowing!… it is 54mm!


Officer, NCO, and trooper of The Camel Corps… precursors of both the LRDC and the SAS in much more than a way.
This is a Bill Horan (at work from scratch)
Bill’s speciality a 54mm work! (this is a blow up!)
And even bigger Blow UP!… fantastic job!