Friday, 4 October 2019

a few items finished for games set in Africa ...

The small huts and storage unit shown here with a few civilians for a village
a selection of native warriors and porters...


 a couple of generic colonial police ...
With those finished, have enough for a small expedition..

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Out for a hunt ...

Sir Rodney Fellowes, joined by a few of his chums are on a big game hunt, they have travelled up river and camped out at a old deserted trading post...

Early in the morning they set out,  Sir Rodney leading the way with a local guide...
 a lot of game around in the local area
 a water hole futher inland ....
 as the hunters move along, there are a couple of lions on the prowl
 Sir Rodney takes a long shot at a giraffe - dead on target - the giraffe goes down....
 Sir Rodney and a couple of others move forward cautiously, while rest move towards some large antelope...
 The other girafffes move away they approach; the other hunters took a few shots at the antelope but missed - the antelope ran off towards the water hole ....the lions are keeping an eye on proceedings ...
 a pair of rhinos lumbered into view, Sir Rodney fires and kills one but the other one charges towards him.....
 he stands his ground and fires again, jumping out of the way but falling badly. The rhino was hit and goes down dead; Sir Rodney has a cut and a nasty bruise on his left arm
 just as they decide to end their hunt for the day, the lions move in to attack them.
  They fire on the lions, Sir Rodney kills one, but sustains a bad strain to his right arm pushing away the dying lion;  another lion is badly wounded and slinks away; the third lion runs off...
 the rest of the hunting party escort Sir Rodney back towards the camp ....

A good days hunting for Sir Rodney - a giraffe, two rhinos and a lion; although wounded a bit of first aid sees him set right.

[a tryout of some home-baked hunting rules, based on some of the mechanisms from Tooth & Claw rules and some animal action tables found on the I'net]



Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Working on huts ....

Working on some more generic native huts... I bought 3 plastic haystacks at a local Toy&Train fair.  Doors were cut into them;  the two larger ones will be used as small huts and the other little one was put on a raised platform to represent some sort of storage  ....


Friday, 6 September 2019

A selection of newbies (2)...

More figs finished ...

Some more generic figs ..

BH&BC ready for a road trip ...
 The native warriors selections, working on bases at the moment ...
 I've a few more Maoris on order to bring the number up to ~25; also I've bought a couple of job lots of 28mm Foundry Africa figs off Ebay - I will enjoy sorting them out when they arrive


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

A selection of newbies ....

I've completed painting a number of figures ....

A colonial police officer and two civilians
a couple of oddment figures plus Indie, a German officer and a nice ark ...
 Armed tramp steamer crew ...
a few more on the painting table; plus waiting in the wings for the paintbrush - Maoris, Melanesians and some African warriors ....

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Some more natives ...

A recent pickup off Ebay, some Scheltrum Miniatures - Dayaks ...
finished off to match as close as I could some which I bought already painted, and that have featured in quite a few games :)

(Really specificly for Borneo, but usable elsewhere)

Sunday, 25 August 2019

A little time ashore ...

The expedition to the south seas is finally underway, Von Tiddenheim and a small group explore one of the first islands they come to.

Von Tiddenheim, his niece and valet marvel at the giant ziduli palm ...
 while a couple of scientists examine the strange rock formation nearby ...
[new scenic items, palm tree and rocks --> re-purposed PlayMobil bits]