Saturday, 9 May 2009


Many of my present plastic conversions are based on first hand testimony from the likes of painters such as Giovanni Fattori pictured below. This is a painting of Tuscan cavalry on patrol in the countryside of the region.Fattori is reliable as he was a stickler for detail

Above is one of his battle paintings of the war against Austria

Another good source for building scenary for the models of this period is finding and photographing dwellings of the period-the writing on this house says
"In June 1859 the allied army surprised the Austrian army creating this important glorious act"

Italian wars conversions

As with the post below paintings are important to get uniform details correct. Here we are at Rome and we can see the Garibaldians take a part of the city

  1. The Italian cavalry at Custoza
    Napoleon the third at Solferino

A Piedmontese square

This is by Fattori.The greatest of the war artists of the time

Ita,lian Dragoons

the Guards on the left are perfect conversion material for creating the Sardinian Guards of the wars in Italy

Here are some Red skorpio French .with minimal skill they could be turned into French Chasseurs au Pied or Neopolitan infantry of the period

On the Wine Trail in Italy: Croce e Delizia

On the Wine Trail in Italy: Croce e Delizia

Friday, 8 May 2009


A new conversion I'm working on .ACW ITALARI into Bersagleri

Replicants Conversion

A Replicants and a BMC conversion

Herald conversion

BMC and Replicants

Thursday, 7 May 2009


Someone moulded these for a modern art exhib I think.Not in our network anyway