The occasional exploits of Brigadier 'Tubby' Bykleigh and the Rhanzlistan Field Force

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Brigadier 'Tubby' Bykleigh & Pte Robinson PJ

Three shots of the new foot figures for Brigadier 'Tubby' Bykleigh and his batman, Private Robinson PJ. They are Pulp Miniatures figures from the set of British Officers & NCOs in Wolsey helmets ~

For the Pte Robinson figure the colour scheme for the uniform and equipment matches that of the South Staffs figures, which are Copplestone Castings, to distinguish the figure from one who already exists in the colour scheme for the Royal Surreys, which are Pulp Miniatures. Its actually less complicated than it sounds, honest!

For the Brigadier 'Tubby' Bykleigh figure again I needed a colour scheme to readily differentiate him from the same figure found in the Royal Surreys' command base. As he's undoubtedly the 'Hero' of our story I chose an off white over light grey scheme. He's a good guy after all!

I'm quite pleased with how they turned out, especially the Brigadier's face which I feel has captured the spirit of the figure. Now we need a scenario for his rescue, as the Reds captured him in the last game...

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Returns From Rhanzlistan?

As any of you who visit my main hobby blog, Tales from GHQ, will no doubt know, real life issues have been somewhat disruptive of our little group's gaming in recent weeks. This means of course that I don't have any new games to highlight in our Rhanzlistan Campaign, but I do have a considerable number of mini projects reaching the top of the Lead Pimple's painting queue, so I thought my occasional visitors here might like to see what will be added to the Rhanzlistan games over the winter months.
Awaiting deployment to the Rhanzlistan Frontier

Two new figures for Brigadier Tubby Bykleigh & his Batman, Robinson.
Pulp Miniatures by Bob Murch of course,

Three recruits for the Shropshire Yeomanry. Brigade Games figures of course.

An 18lb gun and crew from Woodbine at Gripping Beast.

3 new officers, 2 Copplestone Castings & 1 Pulp Miniatures.

Recruited from the Highlands and Islands? Probably the Gordon Highlanders I expect they'll be in the end.
Pulp Miniatures with steel helmeted heads removed and replaced by Woodbine heads in Wolseys.

A closer look ~ the heads look quite OK I think on the bodies.

Medical Transport team ~ mules from Askari, Pulp figures, Redoubt casualty.

Mule born radio communications ~ Tiger Minis mules, Pulp Miniatures figures.
Phil is making a radio and battery set for me when he gets a moment.

And finally, though perhaps somewhat inappropriate for Rhanzlistan service ~
Royal Navy deck crew from Pulp Miniatures

Royal Navy Shore Party
An 'oddity' for the Bhurpas from Wargames Foundry.
Now, I have to say that I'm not sure when these will be painted if I'm honest, but I hope they will all be completed by the middle of next year (DV). This is just a section of the 'Lead Pimple' of course, you will be able to see the full extent over on the main blog later. Thanks for dropping by!