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.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

More Work on the Ottomans

Made some significant progress with the Ottomans. I am finding that they are a lot darker than I wanted though.
 The flags still need some work.


  1. your color use on the miniatures are great, i just think the bases are to dark for the figures to pop up more. i would dry brush the bases again using with a lighter color i.e. a very light gray shade (clay white shade) or light lemon yellow color i.e. mix one drop of yellow & 3 to 4 drops of white.....anyway your minis and colors look great!

  2. Thanks Phil. Funny that - just been out in the man cave, dry-brushed a very light off white, added winter-grass tufts and they do look a lot better, Once the glue dries, I will take a couple more pictures. :)

  3. Good on you...looking forward to your update images of your work..