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Not the last of my Anzac Diorama figures

I got two more figures to paint yesterday. Two one-off Turkish Standard Bearers. Flags not attached in these pics.

Really lovely resin figures.






Last of my contribution for the Anzac Diorama

My last ten figures completed. Ten Turkish officers charging. What a mission. You guys wont believe this diorama. We have spent all day working on it at one of Weta Workshop’s warehouses and it is massive. Beyond massive. Good to see the Perry Brothers back in New Zealand too.  I am not sure I can say anything more at this stage due to confidentiality agreements and so forth – other than prepare to be blown away. reduc_IMG_2215 reduc_IMG_2217 reduc_IMG_2218

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.


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ANZAC Diorama – Progress on my first figures

I have finally got started on my first batch of figures. Twenty Turkish infantry.  Quite enjoyable to paint these but I have discovered two things – I am going to need some new brushes once this lot is done and I am crap at painting belts in any scale. I guess my infantry will hide amongst all the others and no-one will notice.   Still to do on Batch One – Belts, ammo pouches, canteens and rifles.  Hopefully all done on these by tomorrow evening.

Another use for insulation foam
Progress is being made.
Rifle and pouches to go.
A lot of charging Turks
A shot of my new work desk.

My second batch arrived yesterday – Ten New Zealanders and ten Turkish officers armed with pistols and canes. Looking forward to knocking that lot off in the next two weeks.

For more information on the project and to see how others are faring – check the dedicated Anzac Diorama Blog.

My first Turks for the Anzac Diorama have arrived.

Posting this link so you can pop over to the Anzac Diorama Blog to see the latest message from Peter Jackson.


There are now 100 painters recruited. My first 20 figures arrived yesterday. 20 Turks. Preparation has started and I hope to get first paint on them next week.

reduc_IMG_1918Johnny Turk is currently ‘armless enough.