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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Leicestershires

Hi chaps

As the title states I have actually got around to finishing a section of the Leicestershire Regt, making a grand total of two 10 man sections finished, but still have some support elements to complete. These chaps are form Warlord and are their BEF range which I think the figures are nice and chunky with a lovely amount of detail on them. Plus they are pretty accurate too and I have got for the tradition look with them, painting are regular BEF so I can use them for this and early war WW2 games. These chaps are going to be of the government forces for the Partizan game on May 31st, but they can be used for any of the factions.

Have a Nice Day


Saturday, 28 March 2015

Art Challenge; Day Five

Day Five and I am sorry it is the last day but it is a special day, well for anyway, as it is 1938 A Very British Civil War Day. As I have said before a couple of days around, must people know me for my illustrations for Solway Crafts and Miniatures 1938 A Very British Civil War books. This has given me the freedom to illustrate a period of time that I love, the 1930s, and breathe life into Messers Jones, Mortimore and Douglas world and bring the characters and the period to life.

Now for those that dont know what 1938 A Very British Civil War is it is a scenario Edward VIII refuses to abdicate triggering a constitutional crisis which divides the nation and results in Civil war. As a result instead of going to war in Europe, the nation is facing a very British crisis. It is loosely based on Ian McClellan's Richard III play and film and also the film Went the Day Well. Think of it as cricket but with guns.

So without explaining to much about what is what and who is who, today I am bring to you some of the characters both real and fictional. One of the characters, in fact the first one in the grey uniform is Lord Cirencester. Now he is a brute of a man but he has a link with todays re-internment of Richard III as Lord Cirencester is none other that Richard III himself, well he is not Richard III but he is based upon him.

The other characters that are here in this collection are King Edward VIII is the uniform of the 14th Prince of Wales's Own Scinde Horse, Marcus Appleby Col. Rtd; Bishop of Bath and Wells, Herbert "Red" Leicester; Archbishop of York, Prince Albert, Admiral Douglas Buccleah; Commander of the Scottish Republic, Barr Ghillie; Scottish British Union of Fascists, Prince Ruprecht, Eric Blair, A famous former Major turned left left wing politician and lastly no a character but I love the picture a Clarion Cyclist.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Art Challenge; Day Four

Day Four of the Art Challenge and today I am going to focusing on some of my historical illustrations that I have done. Now I have to admit and maybe my blog isnt the best place to do that, but I do like a nice military uniform, I can heard the police knocking on my door already or is it men in white coats? Anyway back to reality, lol, I do like a nice military uniform or more precise I do love illustrating and research historical and military uniforms.

Now a lot of the more recent illustrations have been on the English Civil War or the War of the Three Kingdoms. Now one would think with such an important event in the history of the United Kingdom, this laid down modern Britain folks, you would think that there would be tons of stuff all about it and pictures and references galore, is there heck, but this does make it interesting and very fulfilling knowing that you are creating something that may look very close to what was actually worn.This is especially true when illustrating the Irish at the time. There is not a lot of information on them and actually it is coloured by propaganda at best.

Now today's offering is going to be a journey through history, with Vikings, Jacobites, ECW Irish, ECW English, Napoleonics and early 20th century British cavalry. I hope you like them

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