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Being a modeller for quite a few years now, I decided to explore the endless possibilities that the world (through internet) offers, and come up with a series of ways of building, modelling and painting fast (but not hastily), to create the worlds I was seeing in history books since I was little. . .If you care to join me. . . This is the place to be! And, I promise you to find the way (or ways)!!

Monday, 2 December 2013

W.I.P - Soldiers with long tunics, from the 18th Century???

Ok, now we are talking about a major turn in my modelling career. Below, you will see some of my latest acquisitions.

My friend Aris, had found some wargame rules (Forlon Hope Assault of a Fortress in the Era of Gunpowder) and he needed to test them through a game.

What he suggested, was to use some nicely sculpted figures (from Zvezda), which under the correct uniform painting, could be used as Venetians during the Ottoman - Venetian wars of 18th Century.

And, that was it. He said the magic V….n (Venetian) word. That was a stroke under the belt, because as a cheeky sod he is, he knew that the only way to make me stop painting WW2 figures, was to find something that could distract me in an absolute way. Venice and its famous(?) soldatti apparently, was the way. I had a thing about Venice (been there eight times, and one of my dreams was to buy a house there…).

So, I went to my hobby store, and bought a kit of Artillery men, to make some valiant defenders for the siege of Corfu (19 July 1716 - 20 August 1717).

New, flamboyant colours and washes (reds and yellows) were also acquired, resulting in a reaction of disgust from my other colours and washes, for obvious reasons. They felt they were betrayed by their master. I can tell by their indifference towards me (they don’t come out when I try to use them).

I salute thee with a red coloured brush.


  1. Nice figures from Zvezda, I painted up a box of the Russian Great Nothern War infantry once. Looking forward to seeing what you do with these T.