Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well…

..He rained us with bullets, He rained us with shells

And in five minutes flat he’d blown us all to hell

Then he blew us right back to Australia

(from the song “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda”)

Here are the finished batch of Turkish infantry. The last time I painted any miniature this scale was back when I was a kid and painting 1/32nd WWII Airfix plastics using Humbrol enamels. I was quite daunted by them at first but listened to the sage advice at the top of the painting guides we were furnished with – “Don’t Panic”

My first twenty Turks were in four poses.  Four figures in a crouched charging pose.


Ten figures charging with rifles at high porte.


Four figures clambering up a hill or out of a trench.


Two figures running with rifles in their right hands.


First batch completed. Second batch will be done this week. All undercoated and ready to go.


  reduc_turk charging

7 thoughts on “Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well…”

    1. They are special commissions by the Perry’s paid for by Peter Jackson for our ANZAC diorama project for our Great War Exhibition.


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