Tuesday, 26 October 2021

SCW Carlist Militia


I bodged these figures a while back and recently painted them to represent Carlist militia.  The main part of the transformation was adding big floppy berets from Miliput.  The same material also provided satchels and blanket rolls.  The original figures are a combination of Airfix DAK & Mountain Troops and Replicants/Marksmen ACW types. 
Much of the webbing was carved from the WW2 figures and the heads trimmed down to secure the berets.  As usual they were finished off with a coat of Ronseal Light Oak Satin varnish.  
As usual, they are a long way from both Spain and perfection but I think they give the right impression.


Pete. said...

They look greeat Tim- bodging at its best.



Robert (Bob) Cordery said...


They certainly capture the ‘look’ of the Carlist Requetes.

One of the joys of trying to recreate SCW uniforms is there general lack of uniformity!

All the best,


John Y said...

Count me among those who think they look great! Perfection is a trap. "The best is the enemy of the good” and all that.

Brad DeSantis said...

Tim, you've got mad Miliput skills! Those berets look great and this force has a truly unique quality about it! Very well done!

Martin Rapier said...

Very nice Tim. I am rather fond of the Carlists as they add a lot of colour to the Nationalists forces.

Tim Gow said...


Tim Gow said...

Bob Cordery
It certainly give the humble bodger plenty of scope!

Tim Gow said...

John Y
Perfection never occurred to me! Good is aspirational, tolerable is my standard!

Tim Gow said...

Brad DeSantis
There's no real science to it - flatten blob on figure's head and that's about it!

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
Carlists were the first SCW figures I painted - in 6mm back in the '80s!