Friday, March 27, 2015

Hinterland Trench Raiders Converted.


I put skirts on the figures and back dated the uniforms to 1900, at least in this female universe. Actual German postcards joked about women in ranks in skirts.



Here the six Hinterland figures in three poses, act as steam tank Panzer Grenadiers.










Friday, March 20, 2015

Finally finished the Zouaves

The took several remaining figures from the Expeditionary Force Zouave set and finished the officers and made two color bearers from these stock figures. The flags were printed from examples from the Internet and represent the 5th New York.


















Sunday, March 15, 2015

The "old swimmin' hole."









Repro MARX scouts, converted MEGO  LOVE BOAT figures, and an old joke.





Friday, March 6, 2015

Alamo Dioramas

I saw a number of dioramas in Texas of the Alamo and Alamo battle. These photos might be of interest to war gamers and buffs of the battle.

The Mark Lemon diorama, owned by musician Phil Collins. It's in The History Shop across the street from the North West side of the Alamo...well worth the $5 ticket the guide is really informative and the light and sound show is well done.







This one is out doors on the grounds of the Alamo...







Another is in the Alamo Gift Shop...






 Also a diorama display for the BMC Alamo playset.




The San Jacinto Monument has a great museum located in the base of the monument.

It's dioramas are about 30mm to 40mm scale and of scenes of Texas history. The figures are crude but fun.

















Thursday, February 26, 2015

Goin' to Texas.....

......,Unfortunately too late for a couple of  free thought conventions in Austin and Huston and too soon for the yearly Alamo festivities.  I'll take some photos of the Alamo and post them. 

Here's a few 28mm figures I just got and will be painting. The latest Hinterland female trench raiders......


Eureka's Girl on a Penny Farthing. I bought two...








I'll be back....





Friday, February 20, 2015

I added some more LEMAX figures to the cast.

Conversions of stock Christmas figures by LEMAX...

Two school girls....


Peasants or refugees or peasant refugees.




The local artist and an art collector.



The christening






A candle packer and another house keeper.






More to come. I'm try to paint most of the LEMAX figures I've collected and used in my stories.