Why is this here..

A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Progress.. (past Murmansk?)

Quick paint on the decks of the carrier, plus  GW 'space-wolves grey' drybrush on the rest of the Red Banner..

Here's how they look day two..  red decks to go, interestingly I noticed on the older ships, the deck is a greyish red/brown, and the helidecks etc are quite a red brown.

Boris Chilikin - Fleet Oiler

The Flat-tops

Pauk & Tarantul Corvettes

Slava & Ukrainya


  1. I'm looking forward to your next step ... the deck marking :-P

    Starting to look the business mate.

    And, in a further comment about grey, see:


    Which was taken in February 2011 which was taken in the Guld of Thailand and


    Which was taken in November 2011 in the Gulf of Aden

    In both cases it is an Republic of Singapore vessel - different vessels I will admit - with two different US vessels. Note the shades of grey and how in the second picture the USS George H W Bush actually almost looks white.

    I guess there are somewhat more than 50 shades of grey!

    1. I will have a crack at the decks tonight I reckon. Deck Markings are simple (I Hope!) There also seems to be a huge variety of them. But I have cunning plans...