Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Flagging enthusiasm

My Funny Little Wars naval brigade now has improved internal communications.  No broadband or 3G mobiles for these Edwardian-era chaps though, but the very latest in flag waving technology!
All four have been converted from the Armies in Plastic naval brigade figures.  The officer was already in a good pose and simply required his pistol/binoculars to be carved away.  The others began life as riflemen before being confronted with a sharp knife.
The flags were as usual printed on my colour laser printer and PVA'd to florist wire poles.  For what it's worth, I drilled the figures' hands and glued in the florists wire before they were undercoated.
The Signal Company is pictured here training while on a visit to Forbodia.  I'm sure you recognised the landscape...



13 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

Good grief, Tim - when I saw the title of this post I panicked! ;)

Wonderful stuff. Always something unexpected. What ever next I wonder? :)

tradgardmastare said...

Super conversions - well done sir!

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Fear not - you don't get rid of me that easily!

Tim Gow said...

Tradgardmastare
Dead easy too. I only wrote off one figure while doing this lot...

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

Very nice indeed! I hope you didn't chop any of your fingers though.

Don M said...

Nice Tim....hard to read the posts
in this format, think you need to go to white letters...hint hint

Paul said...

Nice job Tim, not my thing but good all the same.

Add some muttonchops for the young one I think.

Stephen Thomas said...

To His Majesties government of Forbodia.

Sir! Are aware of the general feeling of outrage felt throughout the whole of Svenhasselstein. Can you even conceive the level of indignation felt by the Crown Prince and the royal family, the government and throughout all levels of society. The obscene activities of your signal companies along the boarder between our two nations have been widely reported in all of the periodicals.

Questions have been asked in the house !!!
Sabres have been rattled !!!

My government will accept no excuses. Do not try telling us that your chaps do not know the difference between an L and an F !!!

Our armed forces have been put on full alert and should you not apologise in full for the offensive behaviour of your disreputable soldiers and bring suitable disciplinary charges against all those responsible, then our two nations will be at war.

I remain your faithful servant,
H Bimbletrout.

Minister for petty squabbles.



Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tin
Nope - still got all nine....

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I'm sure I should understand that. But I don't...

Tim Gow said...

Paul
The young lad will have to grow his own. I'll paint on facial hair when he's a bit older.

Don M said...

I was saying that I see the posts with gray lettering now, I have to highlight to read them.

Don M said...

just fixed it's self lol