Thanks to all who commented last time, and for some interesting guesswork about what the new project might be...
40K indeed! Lol!
So, welcome to Kaimenistan (pronounced Ky-men-istan). Somewhere in the Back of Beyond, circa 1920s.
I have long wanted to own a model Rolls Royce Armoured Car, so that's where I began (Empress Miniatures).
For both armoured cars, I added my own 'decals' and also the 'campaign clutter, boxes, tarpaulines etc.
As for the figures... I began with some Sikh infantry, and British officers (Copplestone Castings).
And then, a Naval detachment (Copplestone again).
and Naval Officers... Lt Gieves, Lt Hawkes, and an as yet unnamed character...
Here is the British force so far...
I have enjoyed pottering around with this. Painting units of 10-12 figures certainly makes a change from the larger Horse & Musket battalions I'm used to, so it is satisfying to be able to get something complete in fairly quick time.
The other thing I am noticing about this project is the range of activities involved... not just painting figures, but modelling the armoured cars, and making buildings. I am even contemplating some plastic kits which will really test my skills as I haven't built such things for decades.
More to come soon...
Finding a project for a Rolls Royce AC is a wonderful thing. Love what I’m seeing here. Is there a pun or reference in the name?ReplyDelete
The name does have a reference in it... I'll post about it sometime. The RR A/C is a design classic... everyone should have one. All the best. PhilDelete
Very nice stuffReplyDelete
That early interwar period offers so many possibilities. Not to mention all those glorious black and white movies. Bring on Basil Rathbone and George Sanders.ReplyDelete
Exactly Paul... This project will owe more to movies/ my imagination than to any real history. All the best.Delete
Lovely stuff! I do like the armoured cars of that era, and am just looking for an excuse to buy a Rolls Royce AC.ReplyDelete
Go for it AJ ... you know that having a RR A/C should be on everyone's list. PhilDelete
The Rolls is certainly in my top five armoured vehicles along with the Matilda 1.ReplyDelete
Agreed lee. Thanks for visiting and commenting. I wonder if I could ge a Matilda into an earlier period... a prototype perhaps! Lol! PhilDelete
These look great, Phil! When seeing your project and the first units, I thought immediately of "High Road to China." That would be an interesting setting to game, I think.ReplyDelete
Hi Jonathan... thanks for the reference... I've just ordered the DVD! That's the great thing about a new project, new stuff to get! PhilDelete
Lovely to see such wonderful models Phil, lots of scope for lots scenario's.ReplyDelete
Stay safe and happy gaming,
Thx Willz... it's jus a bit of fun really. Not so 'serious' as the 18C stuff, but all part of the hobby. PhilDelete
nice to see your little 'B of B' collection growing.
On VWC you mentioned use of aircraft ... various types used on north west frontier could use a BE2C, plus Bristol F.2B Fighter ; some info here
Airfix make 1/72 kits -
A02104 Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c
A01080 Bristol F.2B Fighter
Thx Allan... I knew I could count on you 'scrounging around' for suitable kits! Most helpful. Cheers.Delete
What a wonderful project.ReplyDelete
Love the houses, cars, soldiers, well everything really ...
Cheers Karl. Glad you like it. I'm enjoying putting it together. Early stages, but fun... PhilDelete
Now I'm tempted!ReplyDelete
More modern than I tend to think of your wargaming Phil, but just as beautifully executed and presented as always. Good luck with completing enough of both (all?) sides to satisfy this urge. Could that third mystery officer be Lt Commander Bertram Wooster RN?ReplyDelete