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Title: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on January 11, 2007, 10:16:00 am
cossacks on the khyber
a concerning incident on the nord-western border
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Flash on January 12, 2007, 04:57:31 am
ur cossacks look great henry!  ;D
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on January 12, 2007, 09:16:08 am
tel el kebir 1882

egyptian infantry awaiting the charge of the highland brigade


Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Stéphane on January 12, 2007, 06:36:39 pm
Great custom!
I like this theme.
May be you did predestinated with your name  ;D ;D ;D

Stéphane
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2007, 11:45:47 am
The Czar shall never have British India!  Stand firm lads!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Dan on January 13, 2007, 11:50:37 am
And here they come!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: ajr10 on January 27, 2007, 01:07:19 am
Great cossacks Henry! 8)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on January 27, 2007, 04:50:08 am
Michael,
I like both your russians(and very happy to see your use of Lego flag and teepee poles...i'm sure i said that somewhere  ;D )
and of course i like your egyptian theme too...so tempting to follow suit  :D

NICE NICE NICE customs!!!!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: ajr10 on January 27, 2007, 04:58:32 pm
I love your cossacks henry! 8)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on February 23, 2007, 05:47:06 pm
Boers

some new enemies of the british empire
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on March 27, 2007, 12:46:10 pm
arabi pasha, egypt 1882

on flight after tell-el-kebir
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on March 27, 2007, 12:50:42 pm
légion étrangère

(not necessarily enemies)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on March 27, 2007, 03:33:34 pm
a zeriba with locals, sudan ~ 1885
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Richard on March 27, 2007, 08:51:04 pm


Great figures, Henry Martini!

And, you've chosen Garden Wargaming's favourite historical period!

We have always thought that someday we might actually do the BATTLE OF TEL EL KEBIR (http://gardenwargaming.com/wargame/tek.html) using Playmobil figures and wagons. Maybe one of these days ... ;)

However, Michael,  it looks like you might beat us to it ... :)

Thanks for sharing your wonderful Klickys!

All the best,
Richard (and the entire GW staff)



Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: JowshCalaber on March 27, 2007, 10:26:51 pm
Oh, very good those customs,  is brilliant! :o
I am a great fan of military history and they enchant those soldiers to me 8)
Congratulations!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on March 28, 2007, 10:01:04 am
hello again Michael !
your
légion étrangère is my one of my 'oldest dreams'
i suppose those old 'ambulance caps' are no longer available  :( ,
against your rules to add tuck a piece of square white at the back of their caps?   ;D
great customs!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on March 30, 2007, 04:35:54 pm
thank you all, i wil make a few more contributions to this kind of egyptian theme soon.

by special request (and not quite in line with my rules ;)) i changed one of the legionaries. i took a shopping bag which is at least plastic.

Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: bennain on March 30, 2007, 05:05:48 pm
How beautiful! Please share a picture from the back!

Regards
Bennain
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Richard on March 30, 2007, 11:32:53 pm


Your legionnaire looks GREAT, Michael!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: GaiusIulius on March 31, 2007, 07:55:39 am
i took a shopping bag which is at least plastic.

a very unique way of customizing but it looks well  :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Leblanc d. II. on April 01, 2007, 12:20:31 am
fantastic custom. congratulation.
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on April 02, 2007, 03:08:46 am
whoa...nice shopping bag Michael!  ;D
is his cap an original PM?
i'm so tempted to make some soon!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on April 02, 2007, 06:00:11 am
the cap is original pm, but very old, probably from one of the first sets, there is also a red, a blue and one with wide orange stripes, so  they should not be too rare  :D
recently there was a group of four white on ebay for weeks, but as i looked up now they were sold :'( 

a back view will come up soon, i have to rediscover a playbig knapsack in the cellar of my parents before

 
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on April 02, 2007, 05:38:57 pm
kassassin, egypt 1882

charge of the household cavalry
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2007, 10:02:20 am
The zeriba really looks the real thing, hard prickly & nasty!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on April 18, 2007, 03:40:13 pm
a variant of mon legionnaire ;D
 
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on April 18, 2007, 03:43:52 pm
the promised backview.

to attach the knapsack i have to make irreversible changes before, so i will have to make a mould of it first 
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on April 19, 2007, 02:40:29 am
very good setting and photo of your klickies in the 2 'the charge' pics, michael !

and thanks for the close-ups of your legionaire..
I NEED THOSE CAPS !!!!!!  ;D :D

none of the PM knapsacks i bought are suitable...too big...those backpacks of those old TV crews are still the most suitable PM parts...hope they re-issue them someday  ;D

do i see a sort of blue wrap-around his waist...was that meant to be part of his uniform? thanks for sharing!  :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on April 19, 2007, 11:15:26 am
Quote
The blue belt :       

It makes its apparition in the Units of the expedition corps in Algeria in 1830 until 1882. The wool belt, was originally worn by African corps to protect their stomach from infections.
Since 1881, the blue belt (4.20 m long and 40 cm width) has been added to the parad uniform, worn over it as a distinctive sign of the French Foreign Legion.
quoted from
http://www.livres-legion-etrangere.com/french-foreign-legion/lasymbolique.htm (http://www.livres-legion-etrangere.com/french-foreign-legion/lasymbolique.htm)

- the recent variant wears a playbig ambulance kepi  ;)
- there are also smaller (old and colored  :P) bags for schoolchildren, which might be eligible  as knapsacks for the equipment of some units in size and shape. for those a way to fix them loosely has to be found
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Flash on April 19, 2007, 04:19:49 pm
 :o really great, ur legionnaire is simply magnificent, henry!  ;D
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on April 20, 2007, 04:17:49 am
Quote
....blue belt (4.20 m long and 40 cm width).....quoted from
http://www.livres-legion-etrangere.com/french-foreign-legion/lasymbolique.htm (http://www.livres-legion-etrangere.com/french-foreign-legion/lasymbolique.htm)

thanks for the link!
40 cm width? they must have very long torsos  ;D


Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2007, 09:25:05 am
Now with those Foreign Legion caps and a red coat, we have British troops of the Indian Mutiny......I think I see my next figure statrting.
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on May 28, 2007, 09:03:17 am
Now with those Foreign Legion caps and a red coat, we have British troops of the Indian Mutiny......I think I see my next figure statrting.

OMG, what fantastic possibilities. please, watch out in my other thread ;D
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on June 12, 2007, 11:21:55 pm
again a dervish
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on June 13, 2007, 08:54:08 am
hey Michael...
i've imagined these guys for some time...white indian & middle-eastern klickies! did you paint his white sleeves & trousers white?
his patches remind me of the vintage Hobo...his hair is original PM? ..and i like the Lego spear too   ;)

nice NICE !! (more coming?  ;D )
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on June 26, 2007, 04:13:37 am
i've imagined these guys for some time...white indian & middle-eastern klickies! did you paint his white sleeves & trousers white?
his patches remind me of the vintage Hobo...his hair is original PM? ..and i like the Lego spear too   ;)

nice NICE !! (more coming?  ;D )

i used white original parts (the hair too) and colored tape for the patches, sorrry for the low quality picture :'(
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 11, 2007, 09:12:49 am
I improved and enlarged my egyptian infantry.

Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 11, 2007, 09:14:18 am
still one picture more :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Grant on September 11, 2007, 04:03:45 pm
I really like your Egyptian infantry.  :o
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Richard on September 11, 2007, 06:07:09 pm

I improved and enlarged my egyptian infantry.


Great figures, Henry Martini!

And, you continue to choose Garden Wargaming's favourite historical period! HOORAY !!!

As you know, Michael, for a long time now we have thought about recreating the BATTLE OF TEL EL KEBIR (http://gardenwargaming.com/wargame/tek.html) using Playmobil figures and wagons.  However, it's beginning to look more and more like that you might actually beat us to it ... :)

So far, we seem to be just slightly further along than you ...  Click HERE (http://gardenwargaming.com/tour/08.html) !  But, you seem to be rapidly catching us ... :)

(We are secretly hoping that you pass us by, because we would really like to see Tel el Kebir done with Playmobil.)

Thanks again for sharing your wonderful Klickys!

All the best,
Richard (and the entire GW staff)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on September 12, 2007, 12:00:08 pm
OHHHH...both Michael's and GW's Egyptian armies, so BEAUTIFULLY done...
i shall not.... ;D
i shall not.... ;D
i shall not.... ;D
i shall not.... ;D
i shall not.... ;D
i shall not.... ;D
i shall not.... ;D folow suit
...well...not really a choice...for lack of resources and shelves  :D

thanks for sharing!!!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on April 20, 2008, 12:22:58 pm
Jhansi ki rani, India 1857

The bravest and the best of the rebel leaders.

For further reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rani_Lakshmibai (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rani_Lakshmibai)

Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Richard on April 20, 2008, 03:49:39 pm


A very, very interesting female historical figure, Michael!

Very nicely done!

All the best,
Richard


Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2008, 06:04:18 pm
I knew a wargamer who when he was on holiday in Egypt collected some sand from the battlefield at Tel el Kebir just so when his group wargamed it they would have the real stuff!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Richard on April 23, 2008, 06:38:50 pm



That is really cool !!!

Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Flash on May 03, 2008, 01:47:38 pm
 :o really nice egyptian army theme!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 12, 2008, 10:03:06 am
Finally the parts to make sudanese dervishes en masse  ;D


Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 12, 2008, 10:08:08 am
 even  the new camels are more stable and firm
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Richard on September 12, 2008, 04:22:52 pm


THEY LOOK WONDERFUL, MICHAEL!

As I'm sure that everyone knows, this is still my favorite historical era ... ;D

You have really done a great job with your dervishers!

Thanks for sharing and all the best,
Richard

Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Dan on September 27, 2008, 10:50:53 am
MMMMMMMMMMMM Camels!  Did I ever say I have a thing about models of soliders on camels?  I did.  Not surprised I bore everyone about it!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on October 10, 2008, 02:50:45 pm
MMMMMMMMMMMM Camels!  ... I have a thing about models of soliders on camels ...
I think we agree on that.

Now again a few on horseback. They are supposed to be any late 19th century russians (and maybe acceptable as such, too.)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on October 11, 2008, 02:49:09 am
hey Micheal...very Russian...and the LEGO lances are becoming your trademark  :D
tell us...which parts are painted...LEGO flags too? and the black band around the peaked caps etc? (I've not noticed so much and this shade of green before or are the lights playing tricks on my eyes  ;D )

beautiful pieces!!!
i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them  i wont make them 
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Flash on October 14, 2008, 05:56:28 pm
Your russians are great! Very convincing!  ;D
Even the use of Lego is great, the small flags and lances work perfectly!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on October 29, 2008, 02:00:38 pm
Tel el kebir again

A few more lances
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Richard on November 15, 2008, 06:16:18 pm


You keep teasing us, Michael ... :)

When are you going to show us your complete diorama of the Battle of Te el Kebir? ... ;)

They look great ... please keep 'em coming.

All the best,
Richard


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Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2009, 11:07:24 am
I know a chap who's a wargamer who bought back a bag of sand from Egypt when he went there on holiday ("How did you get it through customs?"  "No problem.  The guy was a wargamer too.  He understood.") as a result, his group wargamed Tel-el-Kebir on a sand table using sand from the actual battlefield.
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on February 02, 2009, 01:44:12 am
I know a chap who's a wargamer who bought back a bag of sand from Egypt when he went there on holiday ("How did you get it through customs?"  "No problem.  The guy was a wargamer too.  He understood.") as a result, his group wargamed Tel-el-Kebir on a sand table using sand from the actual battlefield.

Unfortunately I missed this opportunity when i was there a few years ago and took a few less interesting souvenirs with me instead.
 :(
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on February 02, 2009, 01:50:33 am


You keep teasing us, Michael ... :)

When are you going to show us your complete diorama of the Battle of Te el Kebir? ... ;)

To give you an impression I post a small picture (sorry for the poor quality) of the egypt forces.

Does anybody have 33 blue tassles left over?
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on February 02, 2009, 02:01:11 am
Indian sepoys, gone native to different degree

Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on February 02, 2009, 02:02:00 am
 ;D
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Foulques on February 02, 2009, 03:07:48 pm
Victoria ennemies...mmmh.... osprey!

just marvellous!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Argand on February 02, 2009, 03:41:05 pm
Magnific cipayos!!!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 01, 2010, 02:51:02 pm
French line infantry (with PlayBig parts)

Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, I will replace them soon.
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: WarriorOfToys on September 01, 2010, 09:35:03 pm
WOW!
I really like the gun. :o :o :o
Very cool, do you have more?
Can we see them in a line? ;D ;D ;D

Really great job. :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 01, 2010, 10:38:28 pm
WOW!
I really like the gun. :o :o :o
Very cool, do you have more?
Can we see them in a line? ;D ;D ;D

I have 5 kepis, 3 pairs of white gaiters and  enough red trousers. I am not sure about the rilfe and the bulk of blue torsos and acw other stuff is stored away presently.

H_M

 
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Justindo on September 02, 2010, 03:30:42 am
That's a nice custom, henry_martini! :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on September 02, 2010, 05:54:32 am
nice one Micheal !  ;)

my FFL just changed to red trousers when I transferred them to Peking 1900
...now your FFL have donned red trousers and look like Zouves in Africa to me  8)

were Zouves in Africa later referred to as the French Foreign Legion  ??? or were they in Africa at a different timelime with distiguishable uniforms?
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 11, 2010, 06:13:28 am
With improvements.
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: WarriorOfToys on September 11, 2010, 06:06:58 pm
I think the additions make it look great! :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Justindo on September 11, 2010, 07:58:32 pm
I like the improvements, Michael!
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 11, 2010, 10:42:19 pm
@all: Thank you.  :)
@cheng: I still owe you an answer. :-)
I intended to build a common post premiere empire 19th century french line infantrist as shown here (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SH2iJHS2LjA/Sp6SRA5dHI/AAAAAAAAFH0/PYjxF2a36cg/s1600-h/Foundry+FPW+painting+guide002.jpg).
I had to notice (again :-P) that they had two button rows which makes it easier for me atm to get a few more pm torsos :D. This uniform was used more or less until the ww1 when it turned out (as in other armies too) that colorful dress is not equally useful under all conditions.

Zuaves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zouave) were a north west african tribe from which people were recruted (sepoys/askaris in british resp. german terms). They used a kind of 'traditional' dress as uniform. Here too red trousers were used, but wider ones (difficult to render in pm), as well as fancy vests and headwear. This style got such a popularity that regiments dresssed al la mode zuave were set up in other armies too. Hence e.g. the plethora of acw zuave units.

The FFL recruted european people mainly from foreign countries hence the name. Red trousers were used by them sometimes too but i would rather give them white ones and the kepi blance.
But thank you for putting me into the direction of french colonial engagements
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Defense_of_Tuyen_Quan_bf_1923.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Defense_of_Tuyen_Quan_bf_1923.jpg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tuyen_Quang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Tuyen_Quang)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tuyen_Quang_Assault.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tuyen_Quang_Assault.jpg)

I definitively have to collect more such rifles and kepis and to build my own chinese now. :P I am really full of ... deep thankful feelings towards you now. :D

H_M
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 11, 2010, 10:54:21 pm
 :o Even julesverneseque vessels.  :o :o

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yu_Oc (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yu_Oc)

H_M
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on September 13, 2010, 11:47:02 am
thanks Micheal!
(btw the link to "19th century french line infantrist " wasnt working)
so my French will keep their red trousers permanently  ;)
but what about their kepis? when were they white and when were they red? (not talking about officers)  ???  :P
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 20, 2010, 01:57:58 pm
(btw the link to "19th century french line infantrist " wasnt working)

One of those should work:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SH2iJHS2LjA/Sp6SRA5CdHI/AAAAAAAAFH0/PYjxF2a36cg/s1600-h/Foundry+FPW+painting+guide002.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_SH2iJHS2LjA/Sp6SRA5CdHI/AAAAAAAAFH0/PYjxF2a36cg/s1600-h/Foundry+FPW+painting+guide002.jpg)

http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.com/2009/09/wargames-foundry-franco-prussian-war.html (http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.com/2009/09/wargames-foundry-franco-prussian-war.html)


so my French will keep their red trousers permanently  ;)
but what about their kepis? when were they white and when were they red? (not talking about officers)  ???  :P

Yes, the LE white kepis... I did not find an authorative answer yet. My guess is that their hats were red, but they had rather 'soon' those white covers. That's how we see them on many pictures. Apart from that it is possible that we see mostly pictures from the 20ies or later that make up our minds. The real kepi blanc might have been introduced only in the 20ies. Maybe someone else can enlighten us.

Btw: here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TE_2REI_Afghanistan.jpg.JPG) is  the LE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TE_2REI_Afghanistan.jpg.JPG) these days.  :D

H_M
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on September 21, 2010, 05:07:04 am
thanks for these references Micheal!  ;)
I'll print out and keep some!

....My guess is that their hats were red, but they had rather 'soon' those white covers.
thats a good enough answer for our playmoworld  :)

Btw: here is  the LE (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TE_2REI_Afghanistan.jpg.JPG) these days.  :D
and if I ever make japanese/chinese for their modern armies, they'll probably be sharing this hay-stack heads too....and I will no longer have any need for chinese eyes  :D

H_M
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on November 29, 2010, 12:09:18 pm
Mars-la-Tour

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mars-la-Tour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mars-la-Tour)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: WarriorOfToys on November 29, 2010, 05:01:06 pm
Amazing! They look great! :o
And your Paint.NET is much better then mine. :)
Brilliant job! (http://www.freewebs.com/terror-dominion-td8/smiley_knight.gif)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Justindo on December 01, 2010, 06:00:42 am
Very nice, Michael! :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on August 30, 2011, 10:27:57 pm
I had the chance to gather a few brand new parts at the LuxPlaymoDays (http://www.tricornejock.com/phpBB3/gallery/album.php?album_id=808) in Clemency.

My first thing to do at home was to check if the red trousers from the new pirate sets fit better with the white gaiters.  :D
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on August 30, 2011, 10:29:55 pm
 :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: WarriorOfToys on August 31, 2011, 04:52:58 am
Interesting new parts,
New guns? New bayonets! :o
They look very formidable. :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on August 31, 2011, 08:15:57 am
Interesting new parts,
New guns? New bayonets! :o
They look very formidable. :)

Sorry for being obscure. This is a combination of old PlayBig parts (haversack, kepi, rifle and bayonett) and some normal pm. The new part here (I have a few more  ;D) is the red trouser of the right one that allows to put a white rubber hose (http://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-80-6072) as gaiters without adding to their diameter (see the left one).  I have to get a few more before they all become zuave legs in other peoples collections.  ::) 
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: WarriorOfToys on August 31, 2011, 06:32:37 pm
I see! :)
These do look much better. ;D

In case you didn't know, you might be interested.
Playmobil has their own haversack. :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on September 01, 2011, 08:28:42 am
In case you didn't know, you might be interested.
Playmobil has their own haversack. :)

I try to avoid painting things  ;)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on December 13, 2011, 01:28:54 pm
This turned a bit into a Franco-Prussian war thread.  ::)
Anyway: I got finally enough white horse gaiters.
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: cheng on December 17, 2011, 02:48:28 am
OMG! WHERE HAVE I BEEN!?  :o :o :o
those PLAYBIG harversacks, rifles, bayonets and caps look wonderful and you've already slowly built up a small army of these Zouves!! congrats!! (whats your desired army size?)

and YES YES YES!! those new red shorts work perfectly with your gaiters! no more bulges!
this is good! someday I might copy this for my british desert rats' leggings...please give me the ETN of the horse's ankle warmers! ;) :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: WarriorOfToys on December 17, 2011, 05:58:06 am
Lovely! ;D
I enjoy seeing troop formations the best! :) :)
Excellent figures HM! :D
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on December 20, 2011, 12:54:36 pm
(whats your desired army size?)
I'll have to see what I can get. Once I seriously started looking for those parts they came in quite steadly but I had luck too. 

and YES YES YES!! those new red shorts work perfectly with your gaiters! no more bulges!
this is good! someday I might copy this for my british desert rats' leggings...please give me the ETN of the horse's ankle warmers! ;) :)

30 88 8712

Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on December 20, 2011, 01:34:33 pm
a few pictures of the start of my prussian 3rd hussars

my suggestion for the possible DS re release of set 5580 (http://collectobil.com/catalogue/items/5580.htm)  ;D
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: henry_martini on December 20, 2011, 01:35:52 pm
everything red and blue lately

for reference: upper left on the second picture: http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.com/2009/09/wargames-foundry-franco-prussian-war.html (http://vintagewargaming.blogspot.com/2009/09/wargames-foundry-franco-prussian-war.html)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: WarriorOfToys on December 21, 2011, 05:25:28 am
Very well done! :o
You can clearly see the likeness of your figures to the drawings. :)
Title: Re: victorias enemies
Post by: Dan on February 09, 2014, 08:16:55 pm
I like the idea of using hose for gaiters.  Really good.  Might have to try that.