ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Partizan 2018... Buildings,Planes and more vignettes.

Greetings...


Some more lovely toys from Dave and Mark...




The finished huts...




The finished aircraft...









Two more lovely vignettes from Mark...


There is a bit more on his blog...


http://over-open-sights.blogspot.co.uk/


All the best  Aly

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Partizan 2018... More Portugeuse and 'table dressing'

I have painted some more Portuguese infantry...





I have painted a few men with Drab coloured helmets and left a few with British style water bottles to reflect the source of supply for the Portuguese army in 1918...


 The Miniatures are Great War Miniatures...
http://www.northstarfigures.com/list.php?man=20&cat=153&sub=226&page=1
The paints are Wargames Foundry and Citadel...
https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/paint
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling
Bases from Warbases...
https://warbases.co.uk/?product_cat=premier-bases-metric


Mark has also made another vignette for our game...










Absolutely beautiful ....


More on his blog...


 http://over-open-sights.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/fussing-over-cooper-bombs.html


All the best   Aly

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Partizan 2018... A little more dressing

Mark has made another vignette for the game...


Filling in the maintenance log...










He doesn't waist any time does he....


http://over-open-sights.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/filling-in-maintenance-log.html


All the best  Aly

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Partizan 2018... Buildings and 'Table Dressing'

Greetings...


Dave has been busy putting together some buildings for La Gorgue Airfield... They are based on the Blotz Barracks Hut MDF building from their WW2 collection...


http://blotz.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=23_29_100&products_id=418








He has added corrugated roofs ,chimneys ,guttering and drains from plastic rod and sheeting...


Our friend and co-conspirator Adrian Shepherd has engaged Mark Hargreaves to produce some 'Table Dressing' for our game...


This is his first vignette



Can you see anything?...



No ... to much fog...



Have another look...



Can you see anything?...


 No to much fog...




Have another look...............................................................


Beautiful and full of character... more to follow




Marks inspiration...


If you don't already know ...


You can find Mark here...


http://over-open-sights.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/waiting-for-fog-to-lift.html




All the best  Aly


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Partizan 2018... Soldado Milhoes

Greetings...


Helen aka Grey Heron reminded me that there is a new film coming out this year called...


Soldado Milhoes...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r04_l-amkvY&feature=em-share_video_user


This is a Portuguese made film about Anibal Augusto Milhais ... the most decorated Portuguese soldier of WW1... He became Known as Soldier Millions.


A perfectly timed film as the events portrayed happened 100 years ago during the battle that inspired our game...








More about him can be found here...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An%C3%ADbal_Milhais


He will be represented on our table...




Normally Dave and I depict our Light MG teams as two men on a base ...A gunner and a number two...
But for Soldado Milhoes I have based him as a single figure...


Anibal Augusto Milhais July 9th 1895 - June 3rd 1970.


All the best  Aly





Sunday, 8 April 2018

Partizan 2018... A few more Portuguese infantry

Here are a few more finished Portuguese infantry...







They were originally Great War Miniatures British marching infantry...


http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=577






I thought that mixing two or three infantry in with the refugees would be quite effective...


I have in fact painted more Portuguese ... but I have run out of the correct sized bases...


That will be another order to War Bases then...


This does however give me an opportunity to post a whole load of cool colourized photo's of Portuguese soldiers that I have found on the internet...


They are by a chap called Henrique M. 















All the best  Aly.