Sunday, 14 April 2013
Saturday, 13 April 2013
Posties going through his collection trying to trim it down. He's a massive 25mm Ancients collection and he's decided to sell some of the Old School figures. I'm not sure of the make of most of the figures, perhaps you do?? Email me if your interested?
Lot 1 - 7 Persian Mounted Archers £4.99 & P+P
Lot 2 - 18 Persian Infantry £9.99 & P+P
Lot 3 - 26 Persian Infantry £12.99 & P+P
Lot 4 - MiniFigs Spartans
2 x Spartan Hoplites 16 figs each
12 Light Infantry
A Command Base 3 figs
£19.99 & P+P
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Just a quick update, here's a unit that Battleaxe painted up last month. The 5/60th Royal American Rifles during the Napoleonic Wars. The figures are from Front Rank, which were a joy to paint. I have heard some people say that they're not keen on Front Rank. I think they great figures and are so easy to paint up they almost paint themselves!! They could do with a little variation in pose, but hey ho you can't have it all??
There was another almost identical unit to go with this one, it just had a different leader figure. But that was the unit pinched at Cavalier last month!!
These are up for sale at the moment for the extremely cheap price of £40!
Thursday, 21 February 2013
|Gripping Beast Spanish Archers|
Bad me, I've been neglecting our Battleaxe blog for nearly a month!!1 So I thought I'd share a few pics of some of the units that have been painted up recently. Some are for my own personal collection and some are up for sale. We're off to Cavalier at Tonbridge on Sunday so we may take a chance and try and sell some figures at the show, so if you are interested in anything , please let me know before Sunday morning.
25mm Victorian Coppers from Foundry
25mm Foundry/Citidal figures Samuari
The figure in red is already sold.
Not the best photo I've ever taken?
28mm Mongoose Miniatures
Judge Dredd "The Angel Gang"
15mm Essex Miniatures English Grenadiers for the Grand Alliance/WSS
My own personal collection
15mm Essex Miniatures Jacobite Horse Parkers regt for the Battle
of the Boyne, once again for my own personal collection.
15mm Essex Miniatures
Scots Jacobite Horse for the Battle of Killiecrankie
for my own personal collection.
Two units of Militia Horse for the English army at the Battle of Killiecrankie
Once again both for my personal collection.
Monday, 28 January 2013
More WWII Desert War Figures, these Flames of War figures have been painted up to represent either the Australian's or the New Zealander's who fought for King and Country against the German's and Italian's.
There are 6 bases of Infantry, 1 Command base, 1 Mortar base and 1 Boyes base, 37 figures in all for the princely sum of £35.99.
Here's the ebay link for them.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
More figures up for sale on ebay, once again these come from the deep recesses on my lead draw. They're the remnants of a long sadly sold British 8th Army army.
These guys are painted up to represent the 28th Maori Battalion for Flames of War WW2 rules.
From the rulebook "Africa"
When the war began the Maori population of New Zealand asked to be allowed to form their own battalion. This was formed with regional companies. "A" Company was from the Far North and gained the nickname Nga Kiri Kapia, the Gumdiggers, while "B" Company came from the Central North Island and was known as Nga Rukukapapa, the Penny Drivers. "C" Company from the East Coast became Nga Kaupoi, the Cowboys and "D" Company came from a mixture of South Island tribes and were called Ngati Walkabout.
The Maori were brave and daring soldiers, however their eagerness for battle often overtook the caution of thier training. Maori Platoons are rated as Fearless Trained instead of the usual Confident Trained, like other New Zealand platoons."
There are 6 stands of Infantry, 1 Command stand, 1 Mortar stand and a Boyes stand, making 37 figures in all.
Friday, 18 January 2013
Our very good pal Fran bought these Red Faction DOE VTOL Gunships from Khurasan Miniatures late last year, here's a link to Khurasan website.
Here's what Khurasan say about them:
|"Formidable, sinister-looking Red Faction attack VTOL, heavily armed yet still large enough to carry a team of Speznatz or lesser troops into combat. A more complex resin and pewter kit than your average bear (or hind). For some assembly hints, check out this blog post. Gear can be modeled up or down (both options are shown in the exploded view in the image linked below). The kit does not come with a flight base -- a pewter base can be purchased separately (inquire if interested)."|
I was with Fran when he opened the box with these two vehicles in, he seemed very pleased with them, then realised he had absolutely no chance of putting them together himself, if you read his blog you'll know why, basically he's Irish, miserable and he's got no patience what so ever!
He then asked is Battleaxe wanted to make and paint them up, how could I refuse?? Believe it or not, I've got a little more patience than the Irishman, only just, but Posties got stacks, so they were shipped back to his house for the glueing and fixing and I'd handle the painting. I popped around Posties a couple of days later and was greeted by "You wait until I see that git, no wonder he didn't want to make these up" and he went on just like that for quite some time!!!!
Anyway below are a few photo's of the end product, you can see a few more pics over on Fran's blog.