Thursday, 12 September 2013

Scottish Baggage train (Bannockburn)

This will represent Sir William de Erth of Airth´s  baggage train at Bannockburn. I won´t even consider creating the english baggage Train as even with them plundering the local countryside for provisions it  must have been massive and would be a Project all of it´s own.
The  wagons used will be either scratch built or the ones in the strelets Transport sets but with considerable Alteration.. The Crews, guards and  the animals pulling them will be from Strelets.
Sets used;
Normans on the March (several of the marching bods)
Strelets Norman Train (Driver and wagon wheels)
Roman Transport  (the ox)
Medieval Levy (2)  (marching bods)
"Shaab" with crusader Crew (one the marching bods)                  

The bods new weapons come from the Zvezda medieval peasants set.
Removable /swoppable load
The wagon is mainly made from old CD case plastic as are the bases.
A group of marching bods.
The new wagon and bods with previous strelets based baggage Train stands. A couple morer Groups of marching bods and some stands with mules/donkeys, should see this finished.
And........the Neoplolitan Painting Challenge is underway.:-D
3 Bloggers, 3 minis, a Blonde vs a Brunette vs a Redhead.
Anne will paint a Blonde, Marzio  will paint a Brunette and I´ll be painting a Redhead.
Final pics and The Vote is on the 7th of Oct over at Anne´s blog.
Here´s mine, primed and ready. (The left hand hasn´t been attached yet)


  1. She's nice Paul, but not as nice as mine! Prepare to be destroyed!!!

    1. Oh yeh!!! :-D
      Mind you..first time I´ve painted a Fantasy girly bod..oh .oh!! :-/

    2. Greate work Paul!

      Very nice build of the wagon

    3. Truly, I don't stand a chance. You guys have so much more experience than I do. Thankfully I've got plenty of practice at being a good loser:)

    4. Turns out painting a red head is more difficult than i thought so the field is still open. Loosing or winning...who´s great fun :-D

  2. I gotta get one of these..
    The baggage that is !!!!

  3. Very nice wagon and accompaniments Paul

  4. Hola
    Muy buenas las figuras,el carro con el buey hace una buena peana,con mucho movimiento.
    La figura elegida de la señorita muy chula,a ver la pintura...

  5. Yes, she's nice...and your medieval work is, once again, beautiful!

  6. Nice work Paul. I will be waiting to see the female figurine painted


  7. Great work on the wagons :-)


  8. Great work Paul.
    Using old CD Cases for Carts and Bases is a brillant idea.

  9. A very good work!
    you have a special feeling for using and mixing bods and stuff from different sets !

    I'm curious the see the redhead girl !!

  10. Very impressive baggage stands Paul!

  11. Nice work, just love that wagon, Good luck with the comp, watch out for Anne, she's dodgy!

  12. Fantastic scratch build from the cd case. Good luck in the competition.

  13. Great work. I really love that self made wagon.
    How do you always get this nice ideas.?? Any hint??

    1. Thanks Markus.
      Lack of Money..if you cannot buy ready made things you look closely at what you can re-use or convert. IMHO, there is already far too much in the way of choice..which makes inventiveness less necessary. The Hobby has become more or les a "buy from the shelf" one with the art of adding colours the last real artistic part left.

  14. Ah, Strelets... how I miss them now!
    Lovely work, Paul! And using CD cases... that isn't easy to work with, is it?

    The lady looks a winner already, but I have to check the others... I am sure the winner won't be easily found!

    1. Thanks David.
      The CD cases are very easy to cut. I#ve made a bit of an "how to2 which Shows another took less than an hour to make.