Sunday, 27 July 2014

Of Vehicles, and Vicars, and Other Such Nonsense

I'm perusing the piles of unfinished bits n bobs that litter my work bench, and think to myself, maybe a bit of an update is in order, so here are a few random snippets, from the cornucopia of crap that inhabits my desk space. Without further ado, lets kick off with the FAI/CNT motor pool

This old chestnut still rolls on, the crew are nearly completed now, will get them off the workbench this week, then switch my attention to the car itself. Windows to be added, another coat of paint, followed by weathering, and a few well placed FAI/CNTs plastered over it.
Next, a selection of rather fine automobiles, all commandeered by the local committee.

The first two cars, will have their roofs taken off, and be filled with an assortment of dubious Milicianos, the car furtherist away from the camera, well I hope to open up one of the doors, and have a figure standing next to it..

and then we have the ubiquitous Autobus, my first attempt at a more "period" front end, has gone a bit "Pete Tong", so version two is underway. The idea being, that I will make one master, and then cast myself some copies in resin. I have 4 of the bus models to convert, plus this one, so I have a decent size fleet. Bit unique this, as no one produces a decent period bus model, that can be filled with a selection of dodgy passengers, yes I am going to bung people inside,and a roof rack on the top.

So vehicles done, Vicars next, well priests actually

Take two Perry Miniatures Carlist priests, and two Empress/Anglian SCW heads, rip off the Perry heads, replace with the SCW heads,stick on a rifle, add some paint, and "hey presto" your very own in period god botherers. all ready to inspire the believers against the Filthy Red Scum,
 "Viva El Christo Rey"

 and last of all, Other Such Nonsense
I made a purchase, I think it was at Partizan, an the company was called Warbases (possibly)

quite handy little gadgets, save all that individual figure shuffling, however, because I am an annoying old fart, who is never happy with things just the way they are, I have decided I don't like the edges!!
My solution? File em down to a nice rounded curve

There, thats so much nicer!!!

There you go gang, more later, as the project starts to grow, hopefully next time, there will be moving images!!!!!


  1. For interesting projects ahead

  2. Good stuff and nice to see you back on the road again.

    Er . . . is that a young Phil Hendry with the bible?

  3. Very nice progress indeed! I know I've seen the answer elsewhere, but where do the cars come from?


  4. Great stuff! Good work on the bases. I also have a dislike of figures that look like they're standing on a cracker.

  5. Love the CNT/FAI car and motor pool, just so much fun and the priest are rather nice too

  6. Nice work, interesting and original!

  7. Great "movement" on that motor pool, really nice converts on the priests as well, top stuff

  8. Very impressive artwork on a not so well known theme! Thanks for sharing :)