Tuesday 28 February 2023

Crumbling Corsair

 A welcome find in JB's box of treats was this old Airfix Corsair.  It was actually pretty solid and needed only paintwork and decals.

I went for an overall mid-blue finish.  Basic but effective.

Sunday 26 February 2023

Great War Italian Bersaglieri - part 2

Here are the completed figures. Actually finished some time ago but I’ve been too busy to post anything. 

Conversions include these assault troops - rifles replaced with cut down shovel and pick axe from the Airfix British Support Weapons set. 


Wednesday 1 February 2023

Great War Italian Bersaglieri - part 1

 Following the apparent success a couple of years ago (where does the time go?) of my Isonzo game, I felt motivated to paint some of the Waterloo 1815 (so HAT) WW1 Italians I had in stock.  So naturally I couldn’t find them. Time passed and they finally surfaced a few months ago - doubtless during a search for something unrelated - so I decided their time had come.  

Next port of call was the appropriate volume of Funcken. I have no doubt gushed on about these wonderful books before and make no apologies for doing so again. 
Painting in progress. The figures have the Italian version of the Adrian steel helmet, adorned with Bersaglieri cockerel feathers. Or to put it in a rather less respectful way, chickens on their heads. To some of the figures I added cloaks made from kitchen tissue soaked in PVA. At the same time I repainted some old metal figures. 

One of my favourite paintings in the Funcken series - a double page spread showing various Italian troops in action.