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, 2 June 2014

The Starfish Returns!

Those who remember a previous post, will recall a Cromwell stuck down with bits of paper. It's my attempt at the British hessian camouflage.  Well, it's now finished.... ok, almost.
Needs dullcote and a commander...

Just awaiting aerials - and a crewman.

And a sneaky PzI. - ESCI kit, oh how I swore at those tracks.


  1. PzI ... I can see the track crack :-)

    Esci had possibly the worst tracks of any manufacturer. I've often thought of modelling them with a thrown track ... just to make it a little easier to construct ;-)

  2. Impossible to glue, I tried three different glues over three days.. I immersed them in boiling water around a mould.. all that happened was they fell to bits. I was about ready to hit the thing with a hammer. Maybe I will go build the Italeri Puma instead.. it has wheels, not tracks.... :-)