Friday, 16 April 2010


WIP picture of the soon to be released Impervious Powersuit from Ironclad.

Apparently a few changes are planned, and it should come with alternative heads.

Sunday, 11 April 2010


Same as the last post, I have no connection with the manufacturers or potential distributors of these figures, except that I like the miniatures.

These are beautiful new Steampunk miniatures produced by a Russian company, Ratnik Miniatures.
I believe these are going to be distributed in the EU, initially in resin, and eventually in metal, hopefully quite soon.
Until then, I have attempted to collect pictures of all the figures previewed so far on the following page:-
Ratnik Steampunk Miniatures Pictures Page


Right, first off, I need to be clear and state that I have no connection to Design 28 Miniatures whatsoever.

I just like the figures, and as they don't currently have a website (although they are apparently planning one), I thought I would put pictures of their miniatures on a page on this blog.
Hopefully this will convince them to hurry up and get on with a website to sell the figures from.
More pictures and details for how to order from them are on the following page:-

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


Just some updated pictures of the first squad of the Queens Electrical Rifles, armed with their experimental Effing & Blinding Mk1 rifles. These now have a little more painting done, and are almost finished, with just a little touching up, and the bases to be done. I hope to be able to finish these before the end of the week.
My photography skills aren't great, and for some reason they appear to be much more pink in these pictures than they are in real life. I assure you their jackets are a much darker red than they appear.

Monday, 5 April 2010


I love the fantastic Jack Staff comic. I have ordered 2 miniatures from Artizan which I am hoping to paint up/convert to represent Bramble & Son: Vampire Hunters. These two characters are based on the Steptoe & Son TV comedy series of the 1960s and 70s. In the TV series they are rag & bone men, not vampire hunters, but still, the League has no current need for rag & bone men.


Venusian Parrotmen made from GW Kroot, with their leader, Doobakuc.
I see them as minions of the War of the Worlds Martians produced by Eureka.
The painted ones I have had for a while, and they are going to be repainted, probably blue.
(except, the white one who is the albino shaman)

STEAM TANK & WALKER under construction

British steam tank I've been working on.
Obviously its a GW Chimera with a couple of modifications.
Armed with a cannon in the turret, and with an electrical rifle mounted on the front.
The turret won't be clear once its painted, which should alter the profile somewhat.
I've added a funnel, and it comes with its own self-towed ammunition, coal and water trailer for extended missions
Raiding the GW model range a bit further, here is the steam walker again.
A slightly less fuzzy photograph than previously.
It is armed with a Tesla-Vickers electro cannon.
Both machines are attached to the Queens Electrical Rifles

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Loads of new characters from Ironclad including Nemo, The Invisible Man, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, plus a steam-powered Victorian Age Iron Man and some lovely ladies.
Is it just me, or or these Ironclad figures getting better and better? Every one of these is a must-buy for me.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010


Individual shots of the "Pink Ladies", the Duchess' bodyguard.
As the Female Hussars from Hinterland come in sets of 12 (and I have 2 sets), and I prefer units of 10, I have 4 Hussars which I can paint in alternative colours. I'll probably add one more to guard the Duchess, and I plan to paint one of the Princess figures as a character, while the other leads one of the units.


The Duchess, Rose, her servant, and 2 bodyguards, the Pink Ladies.
The Duchess is a Foundry Queen Victoria figure, Rose is also from Foundry.
The "Pink Ladies" are Female Hussars from Hinterland Miniatures, the first two I've finished.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


I've made a start on the Female Victorian Hussars from Hinterland Miniatures.
These are the first set I ordered, the second set arrived today.
I can't quite decide on a colour scheme for these.
I'm torn between dark blue, or pink.
I'm painting one set up for my Prussian forces, and one for my British.

THE DUCHESS and friends (work-in-progress)

The Duchess, Rose and Big Willie undercoated and started
(at last!).
I have had this Foundry Queen Victoria figure for years, and I don't quite know what happened to it while it lay in the lead pile, but she certainly has an amusingly crazy look about her.
Big Willie is the promo figure that came with the Black Powder rulebook.

Foundry Cowboys

Some Foundry cowboys I painted


Just some Foundry Wild West victorian gentlemen I painted.
Agents of some kind, I think.

Sunday, 28 March 2010


New release from Empress Miniatures. These Hollywood versions of the Rorkes Drift "Zulu" characters are spot-on. Private Henry Hook, Chard, Bromhead and Colour Sergeant Bourne. A great fun addition to their impressive Zulu War range. Have I ordered a pack? Oh yes.
"Still, a chap ought to look smart in front of the men, don't you think?"
Empress promise a further pack with the historical versions of these characters.
"Mister Witt Sir, be quiet now, will you? There's a good gentleman. You'll upset the lads."

Friday, 26 March 2010

Yesterday my Hinterland female hussars arrived from the US. I've based them but, as it was raining, I was unable to undercoat them because I do that outside. Already ordered a second set. I plan to paint one set mainly in black for my Prussian forces, so that should be quick and easy, and the second set will be British, so red coats will probably be in order.
Finished off a couple of additions to my League characters, as you can see, so I thought I'd photograph them too.
While I had the camera out, I took a shot of my Queen's Electrical Rifles, a new elite unit equipped with the latest Tesla-Vickers experimental weapons. They're mostly GW Praetorians with a few conversions. I have about 40 altogether, so they'll be the mainstay of my British forces. The Bromhead figure I've ordered from Black Scorpion will be commanding a unit of them when he turns up. I hope to add some units of Ironclad Miniatures home service Brits, and some of the Empress Miniatures Zulu War Brits as well, eventually. Very nice figures.
Still no sign of the Renegade Miniatures WW1 Early War Germans and French, which I plan to use for my VSF Prussian and (obviously) French forces. Still, as they're on special offer at the moment and work out at about 50p a figure, I guess I can wait. Its not like I haven't got a horde of figures waiting to be painted anyway.


The latest photographs of the League with some new recruits.
Newly painted members include William Constantine and his dog, Bullseye, Inspector Harold Eastwood, Lady Amelia Croft, her bodyguard Windsor, and her dog, Snowy. Lady Amelia is sporting her Webley Thunderer Handcannon.

Thursday, 25 March 2010


The Hinterland Female Hussars I ordered have arrived.
Here they are based, ready to be primed. Not the greatest photo, but I suppose I'll get the hang of it eventually.
The Princess, Firing Line and Unit Builder packs. Lovely sculpts by Paul Hicks, cleanly cast.