Friday, 29 August 2014

Pineapple Miniatures - 1/32nd scale - Mamelukes

First group of four Mamelukes from Italeri are already in Museu Militar do Buçaco. 

The Mamelukes were not in Buçaco of course but a detachment was on the peninsula and were used against the  Madrid riots on the 2 de Mayo as Goya portrait shows. 

On the back of picture you can see Sula, no, no, not the 2nd place for the battle of Buçaco but my dog. 

Detail of the Mamelukes. 

Friday, 22 August 2014

ACW-Fire and Fury, 20mm- Gettysburg buildings, part 5, Codori House

The Codori house was central in the famous Pickett's Charge on the 3rd day of the battle of Gettysburg. Most of the confederates could see the house as they advanced towards the union defensive line.

Here is a simple reconstitution using the usual materials ( card and styrofoam). 

Remember to keep it on the small size. Mine is 7cm lenght (not counting the base), 4,5cm width and 7 cm height. 

The information came from the web were you can see different interpretations as the original house exists no more and the new one doesn't seem to be a fair replica. I mixed several of these interpretations for the final result. 

And now let's get back to Waterloo in 28mm.
Why? Have no idea!

Sunday, 3 August 2014

ACW-Fire and Fury, 20mm- Gettysburg buildings, part 4, Bryan house andBliss farm

Two more: the Bryan house, close to the Angle and the Copse of Trees of Pickett's charge and the Bliss farm, a place of great importance in the action of the second day at Gettysburg.

Once again card all over and just the chimney at Bryan's and the mound of the farm were made of styrofoam.

From the loop-holes of the farm the confederate sharpshooters found a lot of targets.

The fire place of Bryan's house could be seen from the outside. I messed with the planking as all of it should be horizontal, but I hope you didn't notice it, right?