UNDERFIRE MINIATURES 28MM RHODESIAN AFRICAN RIFLES COMMAND SET.

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I do not know how I missed this release but this is a superb stick of 28mm RAR figures. The beauty of this set is that could also do for other units later in the Rhodesian Bush War. These figures would also do for late war RLI, RR, BSAP Support Unit, INTAF reinforcement unit, and others.

I have sent for two sets initially but will paint one set up as RAR and the command figure looking at his watch or wrist compass I will give him chest rig.

The face veil tails on the head of one of the masodja needs to be a bit longer so I will add some greenstuff. I may have to add sleeping bags as well as all would carry sleeping bags or rolled blankets. Will make those from greenstuff.

I have added some photos of one of my platoons to show the uniforms, colours and headdress. We were on the Lukosi River at the time so as one section collected water the other sections covered them.

Arab Slave Trade on East African coast

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Still working on my RN Cutter under full sale, chasing Arab Dhows on the East African coast.. Paint job needs completing. So still need to sort the head gear for the later period. I used the Wargames Foundry Indian Mutiny seated figures with new Senet hat heads to give me some seated landing party crew.

I bought the 12pdr cannon from Eureka Miniatures UK and just cut the wheels off. Apparently they were armed with 24 pdr and also you had them with rocket launchers Congreves in the early days and later Hales. Next will form the crew by changing heads using seated troops from the Indian Mutiny.

Perry Miniatures do 9 pdr Hales rocket in their Little Victorian Wars, which might suit the 1860s scenarios. Perry also do the Royal Marine artillery and rocket crew for the Carlist range which would suit the 1830s

Also a message from Grubby Tanks to get separate items.

Hi John, thanks for your email.

By Pinnace I take it you’re referring to the

Napoleonic ‘landing boat’ as I call it?

If so,I can do the resin boats at £7 each,oarsmen with oars are £1.50 each so £15 for the 10 or if you want all the crew and seated marines I can do them for £20 for the set.

If you just email me with what you want,I’ll prep them and then send a PayPal request

Cheers Grubby

Cutter with rigging 1800s

RN Cutters later 1860s

Napoleonic Cutter note stowed oars etc. Lateen sale. Note bowsprit lashed to side of cutter, and another for aft.

WWI EAST AFRICA GERMAN ARTILLERY

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I have not posted anything for a while as I have been out producing paintings ready for Christmas for my galleries. It has been hectic. Anyway I have a bunch of WWI East Africa on the go including an assortment of German artillery for the period. Tiger Miniatures, Victorious Miniatures etc etc. Once I complete them I will post a full report. My Porto Novo Anti Slaving operations post is nearly complete, so just completing the artillery for that.

UNDERFIRE MINIATURES KAR SET 2.

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The King’s African Rifles (KAR) were a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from Britain’s African possessions in East Africa from 1902 until independence in the 1960s. The KAR performed both military and internal security functions within the colonial territories, and served outside these territories during the World Wars. The rank and file askaris were drawn from native inhabitants, while most of the officers were seconded from the British Army.

28mm KAR 2: Riflemen

£8.00

These four figures depict riflemen of 1 KAR, 2 KAR and 4 KAR up until 1917. They wear the 1903 bandolier equipment that was introduced before WWI and are armed with ‘long’ Lee Enfield rifles. They also represent these particular battalions prior to the war where they carried out local actions against tribal raids and maintained law and order in the region.

This pack also contains two SMLE Lee Enfields for additional weapons options.28mm KAR 2: Riflemen quantity

Heads available with neck flap down or neck flap folded up.

(Recent research I have found that 3 KAR which wore McKennzie leather equipment at the outbreak of WWI in East Africa soon went over to the 1903 so could also be represented by these figures. The exact date I am not sure of)

UNDERFIRE MINIATURES KINGS AFRICAN RIFLES

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The King’s African Rifles (KAR) were a multi-battalion British colonial regiment raised from Britain’s African possessions in East Africa from 1902 until independence in the 1960s. The KAR performed both military and internal security functions within the colonial territories, and served outside these territories during the World Wars. The rank and file askaris were drawn from native inhabitants, while most of the officers were seconded from the British Army.

Underfire Miniatures 28mm figures KAR Command Group now available. Two European officers with an Askari NCO and Bugler.

The next group will be the Askari.

4 KAR had the diamond (green) on the front of the pillbox hat. I have found evidence for 3 KAR having the diamond (red) on the side of the pillbox hat. 1 and 2 KAR had a black triangle on the side of the pillbox hat.

3D PRINTED WWI EAST AFRICA AIRCRAFT

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28mm 3D Printed Henry Farman and the Caudron GIII in German East Africa WWI. Cant wait to get these and paint them up. David Michael Freemantle.

freemantledavid@yahoo.com.au and you can find his models on his facebook site. Rhodesian Bush War Models. He can send you a list but he is expanding quicker than I can make the list.

Contact is freemantledavid@yahoo.com.au

David Freemantle models produce high quality 3D Printed models of the Rhodesian Bush War, Arab Israeli War 1948, 1956 and 1967, Easy Africa WWI, and Irish Rebellion in 1/72 and 28mm scales.. Prices are good too.

Voison III or the British version Henry Farman HF27.

Caudron III before a clean up.

WWI EAST AFRICA 3D PRINTED VEHICLES AND ARTILLERY.

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Looking forward to receiving Davids 3D printed WWI East Africa vehicles and artillery in 28mm scale. Hupmobile box cars, various mountain guns, two Rolls Royce armoured cars, dispatch riders and a pair of 3 pdr deck guns on carriages pulled by oxen for the defence of Mombasa.

Contact freemantledavid@yahoo.com.au and you can find his models on his facebook site. Rhodesian Bush War Models. He can send you a list which I put together but he is expanding quicker than I can make the list.

Contact is freemantledavid@yahoo.com.au

David Michael Freemantle models produce high quality 3D Printed models of the Rhodesian Bush War, Arab Israeli War 1948, 1956 and 1967, 1973. WWI East Africa vehicles, and other campaigns in 1/72 and 28mm scales and other scales. Prices are good too.

These will be part of my East African campaign in which the 2nd bn Rhodesia Regiment took part.

Hupmobile box car.

Hupmobile box car.

Rolls Royce armoured car East Africa.

3 pdr deck gun on carriage with limber and oxen for the defence of Mombasa.

Three different dispatch riders for East Africa.

QF 2-95 INCH MOUNTAIN GUN.

BL 2.75 inch Mountain Gun.

BL 10 pdr Mountain Gun with shield
BL 10 pdr mountain gun

UNDERFIRE MINIATURES 20MM RHODESIAN ENGINEERS DOG TEAMS

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As part of the new batch of figures were the Rhodesian Engineers Dog and Mine Clearance Team 20mm figures but I then realized these figures dog teams could also be used for other army units or BSAP in full camouflage kit. These figures are in full battle preparation towards the end of the war. You can create variety in the Rh Engineers Dog Teams and Mine Detector Teams by swopping arms from the other packs.

You can also have them armed with an Uzi or FN by swopping weapon arms.

Mine Clearance Team with Labrador dog. The Labradors were extremely effective in finding mines and were better than mine detectors. The handler is armed with an FN.
Rhodesian Engineers Mine Clearance team. The operator is armed with n Uzi.
Rhodesian Engineers Mine Clearance team. The operator is armed with n FN. If you have enough packs you can swop arms.

Rhodesian Engineers Mine Clearance operations painting. This painting shows the tactics used in Mine Clearance operations. I did post a previous post on this but will post again.
Pookie Mine Detection vehicle.