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, 28 October 2013

Ottomans, Villages and Bears

Some weekend painting was squeezed in between gardening and other such duties. More progress on the Ottomans, a Normandy farm complex in 6mm, and some 1/1200 planes for use in Shipwreck games.

Ottomans - starting to look the business
The General and his drummer
1/1200 Su27, a Shackleton, Nimrod, Victor and others
Early Warning and a Bear

Normandy farm complex


  1. Oh, the aircraft look sweet mate - very nice indeed

  2. Thanks, some work on the bases next, and I will call these guys finished. I just need to do some helicopters, but they are so tiny, I will have to vary the mounting technique a lot. One possibility is drilling several holes so that I can mount multiple choppers on the same base.