Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Transport and rockets

Can't stop messing with things, so it's natural for me to take things apart and see what I can do with them. So those rocket trucks... take off the rocket and it makes a decent ground mounted AT weapon... which leaves a truck...
Put a canopy on the back of the truck and you've got a use transport vehicle for troops or - well, whatever.

Simple comparison between the missile carry and lorry. Rather than this simple folded paper canopy I'll probably do a 'square' canopy; also probably paint it Earth or something instead of leaving it grey.

You can get more 'accurate' lorries, but put them next to the tanks and it looks silly. Mind you, put the figures next to the tank and it looks silly.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Grey's Armoured Division

Finally finished all the stripey tanks and missile trucks of the vaguely Communist/Grey Armoured Division. Not convinced the paper red stars on the missile trucks will stay, but if they fall off not that bothered!

The thing that always amazes me is the cost of these things. They work out at between 50p and £1 each including postage! Which means I'm buying more than I should of course.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

TMP and Copyright

Firstly, I have no objections to people using photos from my blog (although would appreciate a credit or link).

A current picture from my blog appears on TMP: I have no objections to this but:

TMP claims copyright for all content on their site:

Copyright Notice
The Miniatures Page,
comprising all web pages at,
©1994-2018 Bill Armintrout

The TMP version is that TMP owns all copyright - in fact, re things posted by someone on TMP  'If it's your own post you want to copy, ask and we'll automatically give you permission to do so.' - which is one reason why (when I was with TMP) I always posted anything I wanted to use on my site first.


If anyone wants to post anything from here, I'm generally quite happy with that, but would appreciate a credit or link. This does not confer ANY further permissions, so if you post anything of mine on TMP - don't ask Bill for permission, ask me.

For interest, the post it was taken from is:


Saturday, 3 November 2018

25mm Napoleonic British

At the moment I'm getting bogged down painting-wise with the 'quick Chinese soldiers'! This can only be described as ridiculous, stupid or both...

Anyway, back to the old days and Garrison catalogues.

Garrison produced about 5 variations of Napoleonic figures - which also comes across as ridiculous. However, these are photos from quite a while ago of various later issue British figures, including some of the Garrison painted figures that came with the company....

I did think about adding IDs for these but decided that it was making my brain hurt...

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Air support - helicopters

There are a number of nice cheap toy Chinese helicopters available. Some come in rather garish colours but a quick spray and painting the windows blue is quite effective.
Nice force of helicopters...

I didn't do any work on these apart from the quick paint job. Still some flash showing.

This one came in a very garish red colour - this still shows through a bit in places. I haven't the faintest idea how many of the  squares/rectangles along  the side are windows as well - I've just assumed that the  round cut-outs are the only windows along the side.

The single rotor helicopter fits nicely with the infantry - the twin bladed Chinook clone is a closer match to the tanks.

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Garrison ECW

Just got back yesterday from a trip up North to collect some terrain boards from Robbie Rodiss (thanks for the boards). Anyway, the question of the Garrison ECW range came up - no pictures of them around so seems a good time to put pictures of some of them on the blog. Must start going through some of the other ranges...
EW4 standard bearer

EW5 musketeer in soft hat

EW6 musketeer in helmet

EW8 musketeer in plumed helmet - actually not sure about this one, must check!

EW9 pikeman in helmet receive cavalry

EW10 pikeman in charge pike position

EW12 pikeman in soft hat in reserve

EW22 officer in plumed helmet

EW23 drummer in helmet

EW24 officer in helmet

EW25 standard bearer in plumed helmet

ECW1 officer in hat

ECW3 Puritan officer/mounted dragoon

ECW5 Puritan trooper

ECW6 Ironside trooper

ECW8 cuirassier in open helm

ECW9 cuirassier officer