Friday, 29 May 2009

Zombie Science Pt2

Finally plucked up courage to paint the Hasslefree Jotun mini that has been staring at me from my painting table for some time. It was actually great fun to paint, with plenty of opportunities for even an average painter like myself to pick out some of the finely sculpted detail.
This is the first of what I hope will grow into a "small" force of Experimental Genetically Mutated Super Soldiers (as per the Nemesis Project in Res Evil 2).

Monday, 18 May 2009

British Civil War Transport

As part of the Very British Civil War Project, i've been assembling a motorpool of vehicles, to transport my forces. In keeping with the nature of the "period", I have tried to combine a selection of military and civilian vehicles, so of which will have been hastily converted.

The Bus below, is a 1/50th AEC Regal, the Armoured car is a Morris CS9 (Chieftain Models), and the Motorcycle is from Great War Miniatures, with a Lewis Gun strapped to the handlebars. The latter is the first of my SBS - Special Bike Squadron, an ill-thought out, slightly impractical unit, which is IMHO in keeping with the character of almost Dad's Army approach of hastily-formed bodies of troops, in the dark days of 1938...

The emblem, on the side of the vehicles, is the White Rose of the Yorkist Front (my fictional force).

Future additions will include more buses, tanks, and hopefully some cycle troops....

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Brother against Brother (BCW)

The advantage of a fictional "period" like A Very British Civil War, is that you can do what you want. As part of the force i'm building, for the Yorkist Front, I decided to paint some personality figures.

First up, is General Sir Stanley Birch (Ret), a fictional hero from the First World War, that has assumed command of the forces defending York. The miniature was sculpted by Paul Hicks, for a charity auction (I believe that it actually depicts a Captain of the Gloucesters), but with a different paint job, was ideal IMHO, for the purpose I had in mind.

The rumoured political head of the Yorkist Front, is none other than Prince Albert, brother of King Edward. In real life, Albert, became King upon Edwards abdication, and assumed the name of George. Prior to becoming King, his titles also included Duke of York, and honourary Colonel-in-Chief of the Duke of Yorks Own Regt (DOYOR) which forms the core of my fictional Yorkist Front. The mini that he based upon is a Musketeer Miniatures RIC officer, the head is from Gripping Beast, and the pipe hand is from Hasslefree's Professor Baker.