Thursday, 29 October 2015

Modern USMC Scout Sniper Team.

These 28mm figures are part of an upcoming set of modern American Marine support and specialist troops that I've been working on. I'll reveal the full set when they're ready for release but in the meantime I'd like to show these off.

The Barrett M82 is the same one I made and used for Eureka's 28mm Force Recon Marines way back in 2010, but with the addition of a Picatinny rail to bring it up to modern spec.

MICH helmets (without helmet covers) also set these figures apart from Eureka's 28mm Modern US Marines.

The monocle scope with tripod is actually a three piece model and I'm sure I'll find some future sets to incorporate it into. The bipod for the rifle and a small wall-section will be included with the set.

Above is the photo that pretty much inspired the set, with apologies to the lefties/southpaws out there.

Friday, 4 September 2015

1960's British Troops in Aden, 28mm - Part 2

Way back in this  post, I showed off the first set of 28mm figures intended as the start of a small range
representing the insurgency in Aden and Southern Arabia in the 1960's.

I've now finished sculpting another British set, specifically troops of the famous Argyll and Sutherland Highlander regiment.

Here are some photos of the miniatures - they are a combination of new sculpts, and figures made using the dollies generated for the original set. Of course all wear the glengarry cap, which was such a distinctive uniform feature of the regiment. 

These figures will available from Eureka Miniatures sometime in the near future.

Thanks go out to my buddy Jake, who was good enough to photograph his glengarry cap for me when I needed additional info to get some details right.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

28mm Yemeni rebels

I'm back baby!!!

Allow me to share some images of these 28mm 1960s Yemeni rebels that are hot out of the mould. I didn't manage to snap any photos of the greens, so here are the pre-production castings that I've run a black wash over. There are seven figures in this set, which is intended to oppose the British troops in Aden set. 

Their attire is perhaps more representative of Yemeni tribesmen in Radfan rather than the urban guerillas that operated in Aden itself, but these fighters wearing traditional dress, including janbiya were something I'd wanted to sculpt for a long time, so here they are.

Photos from the period show turbans being worn in many different styles, as well as the odd fez, making these figures useful in historical as well as pulp settings - I have to admit I was looking at lots of HergĂ© drawings while sculpting these. 

I did manage to find some good period photos, mainly from the period when these tribesmen were fighting against the Egyptian army in the North Yemen Civil War.

"Give me the child at seven and I will give you the man" is a quote from someplace - These Yemeni stamps have been in my possession since I was a boy, proof of my Dad's ongoing encouragement to get me into stamp collecting. I've modelled the figure with the MG 34 largely on one of these illustrations. There are eight stamps in the set, which I'll post in full at some point in the future.