Friday, 9 March 2018

MMA 54mm Italian Light Infantry Officer in Massaua with Cheetah 1885 Africa

Back again to models with legs and this one has six!

This is a 54mm resin model from Italian company MMA.
Its of an Italian Light Infantry Officer in Massaua in Africa circa 1885.  This is not really my period I just fancied painting the cheetah and it was not an easy task painting spots on a 54mm cheetah.
It looks the part, but was a bit of a nuisance getting all parts together to look realistic.

Thanks for looking and any comments or questions are most welcome. Michael

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Old Indian Scout Bust by Fin McGechie

Hello again to all that take time to look at my Blog.

This post is slightly different than usual as the model is not from a well known company, rather,  this bust of an Old Indian Scout being sculpted by my brother Fin McGechie and obviously painted by myself.
This is his first offering on the sculpting front and has several others on the workbench etc and a couple waiting for me to paint.

The bust itself is slightly larger than 1/9 scale I would guess and needed not much cleanup.
The look tried for was the weary, battle worn,  rough and ready Old Indian Scout.

Anyone interested in acquiring a copy of the bust please do contact me, the price will be very reasonable depending on the amount of takers.

Any comments or questions are most welcome.

Thanks again  Michael.

Sunday, 30 July 2017

1/9th Colonel Munro from Last of the Mohicans Mitches Military Models

Here we go with the 2nd Bust from The Last of the Mohicans trio of Busts from Mitches Military Models.
Holidays and lack of motivation have held this up, but here we go with the finished product, Magua will be next, maybe.
All done in Acrylics and any comments or questions are most welcome.
Thanks  for looking,  Michael.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

1/9th Hawkeye Bust from Mitches Military Models Last of the Mohicans

I bought this at the Perth Model show along with the other 2 busts that go with it, namely  Colonel Munro and Magua both as good quality as this one.
This is,  hopefully noticeably,  meant to be Daniel Day Lewis as Hawkeye from the Last of the Mohicans film.

This is the third Bust I have painted and now feel I am beginning to get a feel for them.

It was painted with Acrylics and I hope to get started on the other 2 soon, unless I start another project.

Thanks for looking and any comments or questions are most welcome.


Tuesday, 25 April 2017

100mm Fort Duquesne Miniatures ACW Private 42nd Pennsylvania "The Bucktails" 1864

Here we have my latest model, a Private from the 42nd Pennsylvania Volounteer Infantry regiment " The Bucktails" in 100mm from Fort Duquesne models.
This regiment was raised in Northern Pennsylvania in April 1861 by Thomas L. Kane and accepted as a part of Governer Curtin's Pennsylvania Reserves for a 3 year service. The regiment went to Federal service in August 1861.
The regiment received Sharps rifles on August 10 1862, these being replaced in early 1864 by Spencer repeaters.
Two companies are known to have carried Spencers as early as Gettysburg.
The Bucktail badge was introduced early on and usually was nothing more than a strip of deer hide.

Thanks for looking and any questions or comments are welcome.

Thanks Michael.

Monday, 20 March 2017

75mm Pegaso Models Roman Aquilifer N.M.M.

Here we have a 75mm Roman Aquilifer from Pegaso Models, I painted this a couple of years back but never got around to posting the images, having mislaid them on my PC.

I have still not started a new project, but I will get there sometime.

All painted in Acrylics and with  N.M.M.
Thanks for looking and any comments or questions are most welcome.  Michael.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Zaporozhian Cossack 1676 Young Miniatures 1/10 Bust

I have had this finished for ages and just never got around to posting it.
Slowly trying to get myself motivated to start another project,  as to what, I have no idea.
Anyhow here is my second attempt at painting a bust, its of a Zaporozhian Cossack from 1676 by Young Miniatures.  As soon as I seen this kit it straight away reminded me of the film Taras Bulba with Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner,  so I bought it and the rest is history.
Any comments or questions are most welcome, thanks for looking at my Blog, Michael.