Friday 23 December 2011

Farewell to Tommy

Finally completed 'Tommy' as the year draws to a close and what a journey it has been!  This was my first attempt at a larger scale (54mm)  and came about by been constantly 'bullied' into it by my good friend 'the Provost Marshal'.  I picked the model up at Euro Militaire 2011 from, the then, relatively new company 'Tommy's War'.   The process has already been described in the following posts;
Tommy's Tailor
so I won't repeat myself here, other than to say whilst relatively pleased with the results I am delighted to have him move off the painting table!  A great exercise from the point of view of having to 'relearn' miniature painting techniques, as many of the tricks or shortcuts simply do not work at this scale.  

The final stages incorporated the texturing of the base by simply using a generic household filler, forming small craters which I hoped to be water filled puddles.  Bits of stone, twigs and sand all played their part in the final build, not to mention roughly twisted lengths of wire to form barbed wire pickets.  The barbed wire itself came from Games Workshop.  Final touch was a little casting resin with some added colour for the puddles.


  1. Great job on this fig Michael, especially for your first foray into the larger scales. Love the work on the base too. Hopefully your experience will not sour you against future attempts at similar projects.

    Reading a previous comment on the pose being a bit flamboyant and seeing the final product, I'd have to say I disagree. This gentleman is clearly a Man of Action. Having been in the military myself, charging machine guns and dogging artillery shells, barbed wire, and mud puddles all while feverishly trying to get enough of the lads to follow you because you just realized you left your swagger stick behind and might need a bit of help to give Jerry a jolly good thrashing is not something done at the half step or trot. There are times that a gentleman must get his heals up in the air and RUN! :-)


  2. He looks stunning and should have a proud place on the mantle!

    Well done top job
    Merry Christmas and A Happy New year to you sir and your family

  3. Fantastic work Michael. Merry Christmas to you.

  4. Lovely work, Michael.It has been a VERY long time since I panted 54mm figures but these from "Tommy's War" have me tempted. Maybe a new year project. Merry Christmas.

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