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.


A squad of The Queen's Electrical Rifles. Probably about half done, with blocked in colours.
The figures are mostly GW Praetorians, with a couple of converted Heroclix figures

Sunday, 21 March 2010


Martian to be released by Eureka in Oz, and hopefully eventually available from Fighting 15s in the UK. Definitely one to keep an eye out for.

Thursday, 18 March 2010


Black Scorpion have at last released the metal version of Lt Bromhead that was previously only available in a limited edition resin version. Very nice figure that will probably be drafted into the Queens Electrical Rifles.
I've waited a while for this to go on general release.
This figure is available from:-

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


A slightly fuzzy picture of the steam walker for the Queens Electrical Rifles taken using my phone camera.
Its basically a GW Imperial guard sentinel, although the operator has a Wargames Factory British redcoat head. Knocked it together last night, and I quite like it. I may do another one or two.
The Queen's Electrical Rifles are, as the name suggests, equipped with experimental electrical rifles, and the walker here has the heavy electrical cannon. My QER are old GW Praetorians.


OK, I am finally back to this blog, and it is appropriate that the first new post should be about these superb VSF female hussars from new company, Hinterland Miniatures, sculpted by Paul Hicks.
Jason Moses designed and commissioned these figures following a discussion on the Lead Adventure Forum.
"On 22 October 1909 Princess Viktoria-Luise of Germany received her commission as Colonel-in-Chief in the 2nd Leib Hussaren regiment. The miniatures above are intended to represent a fictitious unit of female Hussars, serving at the end of the 19th Century, up to World War I. Although these miniatures wear the famous Death's Head Hussar insignia on the busby, they could be painted to represent a variety of Hussar regiments."

These fantastic, and inspired miniatures are available from:-
I have ordered a set of 12 of these miniatures from the US to the UK for $34, including postage, and I can't wait for them to arrive. Quite a novel idea, and more are planned if these are successful enough, I believe.