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.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Italian Tanks

Have been painting up some Italian tanks. S-Model L3/33 Tankettes, plus Italeri quick-build Semovente
I rather like them..  the Black Watch Lieutenant is for scale.

Edit..  the iPad Blogger App seems to have done something weird to the image sizes...


  1. Sorry Pat - accidentally deleted your comment. Agree though, stood next to one at the Jo'burg Military Museum, and they are tiny. I admire the courage of the men who went to war in them. Two scooters with blokes lying down on them, clad in cardboard plating.

  2. No problem - I buggered it up the first time anyway ;)