Monday, August 30, 2010

Old Man Carstaires with a cuppa

Old Man Carstaires enjoys a cup of fine English Tea before heading to the silver mine he manages for Lord Upbottom of London. Carstaires is an example of the hard working colonial overseers that were vital to running the many important business ventures of absentee British landlords.
He is a 28mm metal Pulp Figures miniature.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Radagast the Brown vs the Goblins

Radagast the Brown was one of Gandalf the Grey's brother wizards sent to Middle Earth to fight the forces of Darkness. Here he is ambushed by a group of very foolish Moria goblins. Radagast is about to send them a very personal message on why you don't mess with a wizard. These are plastic LOTR figures from Games Workshop.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Airpower, Dwarf Style

A somewhat crazed dwarf helio pilot readies a handgrenade for some close in air bombardment. The brave pilot (one would have to be very brave to risk his life in this contraption) is about to bringing terror from the skies to the enemies of his people. He has the fuze lit and readies his machine for the attack run. Armed with grenades and a steam cannon, this marval of dwarf craftmanship requires a pilot with real multitasking abilities.
This great metal model is from one of the older GW dwarf lines and in my opinion much better than their later design. I put him together in the late 1990's.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Fire in the Hole

Fire and shell damage are now evident on the two story house. The damaged sections and smoke are removable so the house can be shown after clean up has taken place. Check out the floor damage were the shell hit.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Guardians of Empire

Post number 100 is two of our British heros, Captain Reidhammer and Major Fisttriger, DSO ready to face any and all treats to the British Empire. The subjects of His Imperial Majesty can rest easy with these brave officers on duty.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Captain Samuel Vines Reidhammer -Colonial Enforcer

Captain Samuel Vines Reidhammer is on detached
service from the 25th-Kings Own Borders. Assisting the Colonial Service Branch, he is currently doing duty in several unsavory areas of the Empire enforcing the rule of law for King and Country. He is armed with the latest army pistol, the Webly No. 2, Mark I in .38 cal.
This metal miature is from Pulp Figures Rugged Sons of Empire range.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Land of The Giants Two

After chasing off the hill giant, the people of the small village face a true monster of gigantic size. Again, one of the town milita is first on the scene and tries to hold off the more aggressive monster. The giant is metal and the milita man is plastic both are from Games Workshop. The Avalon Giant was painted in the late 1990's the milita man in the early 1990's.

Monday, August 23, 2010

When Greece Ruled the Mediterranean

A Greek Hoplite officer from the City State of Athens on the beach of Sicily at the crest of Athenian power. The warrior has no knowledge that his expedition is doomed as is the Empire of Athens. This is an excellent Ral Partha casting that I painted in the late 1980's.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Land of The Giant

A hill giant has invaded a small middle ages village. One of the town milita valiantly attempts to hold the monster at bay until reinforcements arrive. The giant is a metal miniature from Ral Partha while the militia man is a plastic Games Workshop figure both were painted in the 1990's.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Major Rupert Fisttriger, DSO

Major Rupert Fisttriger DSO is a sample of the tough minded loyal British officer responsible for the safety of the Empire. From Far East Asia to the Northwest frontier; from the Middle East to North Africa and the Land Beyond, while on patrol, leading by example,or putting his men before his own saftey, Rupert is there for King and Country. His was the type of officer that expanded and defended the greatest empire in history. His prefered weapon is Mark VI Webley in a man-stopping .455 cal. This is another 28mm metal miniature from Pulp Figures.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Japanese Have Landed

The standard of Japanese Imperial troops leads the way to Peking in the Boxer Rebellion of 1900. In the late 19th century the Empire of Japan was recreated as an European style Imperial power. After a rapid modernization program of the military and industrial base of the country, Japan began an imperialistic campaign against her neighbors that continued through the end of World War Two. In 1900, Japan formed one of the largest military contingents of the Allied forces that marched on Peking to relieve the 55 day seige of the European legations.
These are British 25mm Minifigs that have been modified to look like Japanese Imperial soldiers in their campaign uniform of 1900. These were painted in the late 1980's

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Uruk-Hai Rising

The dreaded Uruk-Hai Orcs, the elite warriors from the Army of Isengard, gather for a raid on Rohan. Flying the White Hand Standard of Isengard, the Urak-Hai are fearless and blood thirsty killers. These massive cross breed Orcs were the result of the wizard Saurman's foul magics and were designed to destroy the world of man.
These are plastic and metal miniatures from the Games Workshop LOTR line of figures.