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.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Udaloys & Typhoons O My!

So the grey undercoat, black wash and first drybrush are on. The light isn't good, but I think they are still too dark..

 Typhoons - big b*stards!

Udaloy I with Sovremenny in the background.. then Kara, and Sava Class Missile Cruisers.


  1. Very nice indeed! Will be following this project with interest.


  2. I have been thinking over some ideas for doing deck-markings involving straight edged bits of cardboard, hole punches and gel-pens. Will see how I go. Next step is either a lighter dry-brush, or possibly, go straight to the really scary step which is the 'indian red' deck colour on these.

  3. The subs are light and the ships are dark :-P

    A lighter drybrush will do the ships well and another black ink wash should see the subs almost done.

    The it is out with the paint pen and start painting those desk markings! :-P

  4. Pah, it is all sorted, a light drybrush for the ships, some lighter grey patches for the subs... just done the flight decks for the carriers. These are going to look great.