Staff Car (DORSET SOLDIERS)

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Remember those bikes with policemen I painted in January?… well at last the General and his chauffeur are here… and now are finally displayed together… LOL

Great “ancient look” model… the only car in my modest collection!

Enjoy!

General view.
Frontal view (ADB52 is a joke of course!)
Rear view…
In its proper place
General view of the shelve.

Lieutenants Chard & Bromhead by DORSET SOLDIERS (54MM) . (Or maybe Stanley Baker & Michael Caine)

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I added those casts as an afterthought to my order and have been painting them on and off while doing other things.

They look more Military Modeling than I thought… my intention was to use them as Toy Soldiers… but I do not know… the casts are truly excellent… practically they painted themselves!… such detail for a 54MM… what you find at default is probably my painting job…

Now… to gloss varnish or not… that is the question! (Finally did varnish them)

Enjoy!

CULLODEN PART I (New Buckenham Historical Wargamers) as seen in facebook.

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Every time they do something I am obliged to Post it… marvellous painting and collecting… and what is more they enjoy themselves above the concept of “winning”… I can not agree more with them.

A fantastic bunch of pals.

Enjoy!

Firing line
Grenadiers
Advancing
Scots!
They do not come better than this (as pics I mean)

Royal Scots in 42MM (Graham Hilditch’s Own)

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I do not collect in 42MM… for the difference I go always to 54MM… silly me you must think after seeing what Graham does to perfection!. To be fair I have one mounted British Dragoon courtesy of Andrew Stevenson… which I wll paint one of this days… just to show you my poor effort compared with Graham’s!

I am a fan of his work and will publish matter of fact anything he posts in facebook.

Hope you like them.

Enjoy!

Side shot
Best Colours and Mounted Officer pic
Another view
More “areial”
Last but not least

My Gurkhas(REPLICA & DORSET) 54MM.

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Now that was risky (the Colours Native Officer and RSM) were added three years later.

Not exactly exactly exactly the same tones on the faces and the kakhi uniform but absolutely satisfied by the result (now I have two units of 12 figures) Incidentally I misplaced the order of the Colours on the pic… Regimental Colour should be on the left!… forgive me.

Enjoy!

Unit completed
Lateral view.
What do you think?

Miscellaneous 54MM

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In another Post I showed “MY” Royal West Kent Regiment… in fact the Post was not complete because it did not showed the more “action” minis of the Regiment… so… here you have them (painted by me).

They are TRADITION OF LONDON Rifles painted as RWK, and some original to help the composition. The Wagon is from RPWORLD MODELS.

On the lower shelf some medical corps minis including nurses and police officers and “bobbies”… the only “civilians” in my collection… Holmes&Watson + Lestrade + Hansom cab (Some Tradition of London… some RPWORLD MODELS).

Enjoy!

My British Redcoats, Greenjackets and Bluecoats (sailors) from Tel-el Kebir (and other adventures).

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It is funny how I replicated my sold collection of 25MM MINIFIGS in 54MM with time.

As you know I went 6MM wargaming after a deep crisis about numbers&table space concerning 25/28MM… old news for the old reader of this posts.

Then Nostalgia struck and I bought (slowly but firmly) the minis I used to had because I missed them!… not even a childhood nostalgia… just the silly fact that I should not have had to sell them at all and simply kept them in cabinets… LOL

For those who need to know they are mainly RPWORLD MODELS; TRADITION OF LONDON; and General Wolseley is a damn fine REPLICA mini made to order by Andrew Stevenson.

Enjoy!

I am not changing Queen for King!

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In my collection ERII will remain at the head of the Trooping of the Colour display… not that I do not have the Charles III mini too… but there you are I was born in 1952 and habits and frame die hard.

Surely Charles will do a lot of ceremonial but not so many as his mother I fear.

We collectors are like that. I think that I already did a Post about them but not going to check… today is my wife’s anniversary so… a good homage to the Queen of my heart.

Incidentally, Jack Duke from DUCAL did for me a lot of “specials” that are in this pic try to find them…

Enjoy!

PS: On second thoughts maybe… just maybe… I will paint a King Charles III… he is from my generation after all…