Tuesday, 30 March 2021

28mm Japanese Yakata unpainted kit

This model is based on the picture in the Osprey book, Japanese castles 250-1540 AD by Stephen Turnbull, of a high ranking Samurai fortified Yakata of around 1250AD. 



This model has been painted by the designer Mick Nichol for use in Test of Honour games.


Barracks


Gatehouse


Kitchen


Rice store.


Stables


Watchtower


Samurai House.

All of these, and fences, are available separately or as a complete set. The complete unpainted set includes the following-

Samurai house(Yakata),
 Barracks,
 Stables, 
Kitchen, 
Rice store,
 Gatehouse, 
Watchtower,
Inner wall with gate, 
7 tall fences 24cm, 
3 tall half fences 12cm, 
4 tall corners, 
2 tall fences with low ‘T’,
 1 low corner, 
2 low fences 24cm, 
1 well.

These model kits can be found here-28mm Japanese kits

 

28mm Japanese range- Uji Bridge unpainted kit.

 
This is the famous bridge over the Uji River which featured in 3 battles during the 12th and 13the centuries. Sold as an unpainted bridge i would be a great centrepiece for a skirmish game or larger          battle.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     





Available with or without wood grain etching. Plank etching comes with both versions.

Colour construction notes included. This kit can be found on our website here-28mm Japanese kits

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

1/600 Ancient Galley- unpainted kits.

Our first Naval range consists of 4 types of Galley. Each sprue contains parts for different navies of the period with open and closed decks and stern and bow decorations.








We also do a fleet deal.

All of these can be found here

Cheers

Mick


New 28mm Normandy buildings

Two new additions to our 28mm Normandy range of unpainted or prepainted kits. These are both with front porches, one to the left front and the other to the left.







These can be found here

Cheers

Mick



 

Monday, 1 March 2021

15mm European and Timber frame range

Two new additions to our European and Timber frame range which can also be used with our Normandy range. Several more to come as i gradually extend these ranges.


Large timber house.





Half timbered house.





These can be found here

Cheers

Mick

 

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

1813 Prussian Army

This army represents the 10th Brigade of the 2nd Prussian Corps at Dresden 1813
C-in-C Pirch

Figures are nearly all Calpe with a couple of Front Rank units to fill gaps.


A Prussian Brigade was equivalent to a French Division.


Old Vorwarts included on the Division commanders base along with a dismounted ADC. Blucher is an old Foundry model.



Mathias cavalry Brigade- Neumark Dragoons and 1st Silesian Landwehr with a squadron of Mounted Volunteer Jaeger. The Leib Hussars were not part of this formation but i ordered the wrong unit for the Guard Light cavalry. Stuck in here for show.


Brigade Kessel, 4 Btns 9th Silesian Landwehr. Showing Brigade command base, casualty markers and Feldjager as a staff officer.


Brigade Jagow-2nd West Prussian Regiment with 6lbr battery. 
Also 4 companies of Volunteer Jaeger.


7th Reserve infantry regiment completes this large brigade.



Brigade Werder- 4 squadrons Garde du Corps. 4 squadrons Guard Light cavalry regiment-Hussars, Lancers, Cossacks and Dragoons. There were also 2 Volunteer Cossack squadrons usually divided between the 2 regiments. Guard horse artillery 6lbr battery to the left. 

I've considered doing Lutzows Free corps for some time. They would be ideal for Sharp Practice but the infantry also turned up at Waterloo as the 25th Infantry regiment.


I still need to paint 2 Infantry battalions and the horse artillery battery



Mounted Jaeger squadron to the rear.


Cavalry are Warlord resin but will be replaced by Calpe eventually.
2 squadrons of Hussars


2 Squadrons of lancers

Once the infantry are finished i can start on the Saxons!

Cheers

Mick



 

Sunday, 17 January 2021

SAMURAI YAKATA

Yakata


This model represents a Samurai Yakata or fortified Mansion.
This will be released soon as a full set and as individual buildings. It would be sold as an unpainted kit.






The rice store here will have an embossed pantiled roof supplied.




The full set.








Cheers

Mick