A blog about Victorian miniatures, some historical and some definately not!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Blogging issues

I need to spend some time working out how to do this malarky, the photos were meant to be under the written post. Booger

Home Service Life Guards by HLBS oop

Home Service Scots Greys by HLBS , now out of production. I bought quite a few cavalry at the begining of this year and will do a squadron as and when, I currently have 10 17th Lancers close to completion too.

Triumphapede heavy mounted artillery The Thunderer by Eureka Miniatures

Triumphapede light tricycle artillery The Rattler by Eureka Miniatures

A good evening painting!

Managed to get about 4 hours painting my Japanese tonight , aiming to have the infantry finished sometime middle of next week. I am doing three units each of 10 figures each plus a officer and a standard bearer , also there are three character miniatures. They have a steam armoured car and a automaton undercoated , and a gatling team and bugler still in there wrapper!
As a loose rule Im aiming my forces to be approx 30 infantry , 5 cavalry types, a steam contraption and probably a machine gun team and some automatons.

Actully on reflection none of the forces are likely to be that! But its a guide as a minimum requirement for a force. here are some photos of British troops that have been painted for a little while but I based over the weekend.

Monday, 28 September 2009


I restarted my Japanese tonight, they have been cleaned, undercoated and some have been base coated for about a year , unfortunately I must have been distracted onto another project .... something I am guilty of often. I also need to finish off Mad Jack Hargreaves and the lightening gun and crew of my masked minions. Hargreaves is a inventor of some disrepute , although a member of L.A.S.T ( a loose association of scientists and adventurers with there own , sometimes evil , agenda) even they regard him as a maverick. He built the two steam automatons shown with the masked minions below, and has created his own walking steam suit. Pictures to come soon

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Available to the highest bidder!!

Managed to get a few things finished over the weekend, seeing as I played cricket today and was out a lot of yesterday Im quite pleased.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


Hello and welcome to my little corner of the web. This blog will be about my interest in miniature gaming set during the Victorian era. I use the term gaming loosely, I tend to be more a collector and painter ( of limited ability) . Why have I started a blog? Well, I'm not too sure really but it will be a way of expressing myself without talking to myself......or the other voices I hear in my head sometimes :) .

I have interests in other periods and genres but more of that another time, this blog will deal in colonial and predominantly VSF gaming. To the uninitiated VSF stands for Victorian Science Fiction , I would prefer Victorian Adventure as a term as this would also cover games without a SF element as some of mine will be, but VSF is the standard term used.

My main interest is in 25/28mm scale which is good for small scale skirmishes , however I do have some 18mm Black hat miniatures which I painted when they first came out and am tempted to go back to them at some point , but I am determined to get my 28mm plans well and truly underway first.