Tuesday, 10 March 2015

USMC - Empress Miniatures - FOR SALE ( NOW SOLD)

It has been over a month since my last post but I have been busy on the painting front, as you are about to see. In this post I have a full platoon of Empress Miniatures Modern USMC, plus Special Forces, Civilians and some chickens.

First up are some civilians from Perry Miniatures Crusader Range. They are not perfect for Afghanistan but they will do at a push. I will be ordering some Civilians from Eureka Miniatures at Salute next month which will fit the bill better. The chickens are from Warbases.

Next up, some Special Forces from Empress Miniatures.

USMC Platoon, Special Forces and Helicopter Transport/Support.

A comparison of the camouflage of the USMC and British Infantry. All figures are Empress Miniatures, British on the right.

The usual staged photo's. Civilians first.

An early morning raid. Special Forces escort their target out ready for collection. It looks like the prisoner is still in his night clothes.

Here come the cavalry.


I am considering selling these as I don't think I really need a British and American platoon but I will keep the special forces figures for combined operations with my Brits.

The figures have just recently been painted and never gamed with and they are all from Empress Miniatures. The platoon has 40 x figures, that have all been painted in their desert camo 'MARPAT' which was time consuming to do. They are also individually based and given one gloss and two matt coats of varnish. ( hand brushed on not sprayed ).

Included with the platoon is the USMC Chinook and dust cloud flight stand. Also two brand new unassembled and unpainted vehicles for this platoon. They are imprint vehicles from Empress Miniatures, a LAV-25 and a HUMVEE 50.cal.

The Helicopter and vehicles retail at £65 and the 40 x unpainted metal figures £75. = £140.
I am asking £400 in total, which is £260 for the actual painting, basing and varnishing of 40 x figures.(£6.50 a figure)

If you are thinking of getting into this period then you will probably know that the Too Fat Lardies excellent Chain of Command WW2 rules are soon to release 'Fighting Season' their adaption of these rules for modern Afghanistan.

The buyer would have to pay the postage but as an alternative I would be willing to drive and meet up halfway if in the UK  and not to far from Essex or if you are going to Salute then I could bring it along for collection.

If interested, then contact me at www.kerstinsmith@


Sunday, 8 February 2015

INSURGENTS plus support weapons and vehicles.

These are the latest batch of figures and vehicles that I have just finished painting for my modern period. The figures come from three different companies, the first are from Eureka Miniatures.

Second group of figures are from Radio Dishdash which are sold by Empress Miniatures.

The rest of the figures and the vehicles are from Empress Miniatures.

A few of the figures I haven't based as I want to be able to fit them in the back of some vehicles.

Also I haven't glued these guys down onto the motor bikes as the pillion riders can also be used to ride in the back of some pickup trucks, also there may be gaming occasions when I want just the bikes without riders parked up outside buildings. 

The Toyota Pickup trucks are resin with metal wheels and come from Empress Miniatures. They have a variety of support weapons that you can load them up with.

Here they are along side some diecast vehicles that I had painted previously. They are not a perfect match scale wise but they will do for gaming purposes.

Crewed up.

The latest batch.

And with the previous stuff that I have done.

A couple of action shots to finish.