Sunday, May 25, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

(WIP 2) Tommy's War Private 4th Bn Middlesex Regiment Mons 1914

Another shot of the figure with the webbing done. Puttees were tweaked to reflect the olive green colour used by the regiment. 

Based on reference photos, the uniform 

Khaki: Burnt Umber + Yellow Orche

Sunday, May 18, 2014

(WIP 1) Tommy's War Private 4th Bn Middlesex Regiment Mons 1914

Started on the this project a week ago. Here's a picture of the progress. 

The subject is private from the 4th Bn Middlesex Regiment marching off to the Battle of Mons. The groundwork suggest he is marching through the city where recruitment posters are being put up. I will be making a can of glue & brush which will be placed on the posters to complete the groundwork.

The recruitment posters are available online. The one with Lord Kitchener stuck with me the most :) While technically the poster should not exist during the Battle of Mons, I felt it was a nice touch and decided to dispense with history for once. 

The poster was first used in September 1914 while the Battle of Mons took place in August 1914

Friday, May 2, 2014

(Completed) Tommy's War Vignette "Dogfight"

Completed this lovely vignette on 2 May 14.  Great figures from Tommy's War. The Sopwith Camel was from Academy. Not the best of fit but it got the job done with some putty and filing. This vignette also marks my 1st attempt at building WW1 albeit 1/2 of it. Despite being 1/2 a plane, the rigging had me frustrated at times as the right tension must be applied to keep the threads taut and CA glue carefully applied. Nonetheless it was a great fun.

I like this scale as the face of the figures are still manageable to paint and would be painting more 54mm scale figures in the future :)