Saturday, 26 December 2009

ONCE THERE WAS A PLACE CALLED THE PAST.VICTORIANA





HH.HOLMES First Serial killer


Tumbril cart by Charbens




Victorians outside the Aldgate pump.These are east Enders who drank Pimms no.1




any old Iron. Hes going past THE OLD GREY EAGLE in Brick Lane.I saw this demolished.a great pub with a fine eagle inlaid on the outside. They didn't care and don't care.











This is DOING THE LAMBETH WALK from the musical ME AND MY GIRL.If you find the pair you are worth 3,000 grand. From Britains







clutterbucks=Jack The ripper rules Ok. By the way is it still going?








You need a Victorian bird who wears these things.12 dollars from Etsy








These Hill figures well they are the bizz.I've recast them if you are interested 10 pounds each painted.








The Victorian poor of the East End








A good image in all its horror of Jack the Ripper by Red Jaxx


Friday, 18 December 2009

CONVERTING THE LOFT







a REALLY NICE CONVERSION I FOUND ON e.bAY




Nardi swoppits


plus some Atlantic kits that fetch the moon now

















Friday, 11 December 2009

Nardi Paste




A really great composition piece from the Italian fascist epoch.60mm circa

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Thursday, 3 December 2009

PAPER SOLDIERS


Paper soldiers were big in Italy when kids were poor.Hundreds of thousands od printed sheets were done and the kids stuck them on board and wargamed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, 26 November 2009

NEW PIECE










Not yet completed but this will represent a 54mm French Legionaaire in thje Italian campaign of 1859. This uniform is more or less exactly the same as a uniform worn by the Legion in Italy.I've already done the kepi in the right style  and now I'm adding a proper bayonet.Will post finished piece soon

Cost 5.5t0 painted or 4 pounds unpainted.Place orders.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

OTHER PEOPLE'S BLOGS. BLOGS ARE DYING

The Diamond Geezer of international blogging fame recently said that blogs are dying.They had their moment but now he says the moment is gone.
One of the reasons in my opinion are the psys who actually blog.
Lets face it if you blog then you like to recieve feedback, maybe thats the only reason to blog but I've noticed that when I leave a comment on their blogs I almost never get the curiosity of said Blogger coming onto my blog leaving his opinion.
So I've stopped leaving comments on these said people's blogs. I might be silly but stupid I ain't!!!!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

bits

The Voltigeur set is now wooden boxed and costs 22 pounds .The soldiers inside are unpainted.
You can still buy seperate though.Post free.
great Russian piece in 54mm of an Italian infantryman at Magenta 1859

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

OUR 54mm FRENCH INFANTRY ON SALE 5.50 unpainted

Send cheque for amount required to 38 The Oak Dollis Park London N.3. we have a few sets remaining .£5.50

Thursday, 1 October 2009

WORK IN PROGRESS

This is the work of a new sculpteress .She is a bit of a loon to be hjonest because now I have to give this to someone who knows what needs to be done to make it Moudable in metal.Anyway this is the finished figure of the Sardinian Grenadier.Will be in production soon.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

NINO BIXIO

They rode together.Every man needs support even great ones and Garibaldi's right hand man was Nino Bixio. When we tal of glory this geezer was it with a capital G.I love this model by the way especially the slightly arrogant pose

Friday, 19 June 2009

ON SALE

  1. Heres a couple of pieces in production in metal. The Airfix piece is just finished only a few left. The Airfix pieces were bought in unpainted from a guy who made them under licence.Was there ever finer toy soldiers? Anyway this is in metal.

    I still have about 25 American Dragoons of the American /Mexican war (unpainted)


Saturday, 6 June 2009

BMC


I recently bought this figure on E.Bay of a French legionaaire.Its a must have figure for me because I've been searching for it for ages.I now plan to convert it into the Solferino campaign.

Monday, 25 May 2009

bits and pieces

This is my foreign Legion conversion


and next is the Hachette vrsion






The Legionaaire from 1858 is one of my all time favourte èpieces ever.Its 80mm but what a figure.From Hachette. After ar my new castings




Saturday, 2 May 2009

FRENCH AT SAN MARTINO

New 54mm soldiers for sale are these.Garibaldi on horseback Pai8nted 10 pounds and will come either as a boxed figure or with five Garibaldini
This ACW artillery officer will be cast and will join the list of my toy soldiers as opposed to Model soldiers .Will be £4 unpainted. Can easily be converted into French artillery or cavalry at San Martino

Naples Line infantry at the battle of ASPROMONTE. These are available painted


Another shot.These are still being finisghed as regards the painting .Will show you the final product soon





French line infantry at Solferinio



Again! Will show finished product.You can choose handmade individual wooden boxes or Britains style boxes.




Monday, 27 April 2009

THE WEST

The real west was really opened up after the Texan army defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto.A totally unjustifiable war .It was a war that like the myth of Iwo Jima and other celebrated incidents that never happened had within it one of the biggest lies of American history=Crockett's end.

The Civil war brought new opernings to the expansion of the west.Here are sweveral original prints from the NYC archives


"B.Company" Be here when you go and be here when you get back IF you get back.The Civil war was abouty land rights more than anything else.





The real face of the US cavalry. Lean,mean and not exactly Crescent's idea
































These imex all have the wrong hats.The hats are more federali mexican













Crescent 7th cav. I had all these as a kid and I never really liked them that much.














































































I had these Mexicans and used to refight battles between Mexicans and US cavalry.Great games even now.These are still the best Mexicans around anywhere




















































I think the Crescent trumpeter is good to be honest










































An Italian PVC piece























STarlux

















Terrible paint job on these.