Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Great War in Greyscale - 'The Dogs of War' - Belgian MG Dog Carts

I've been slowly steaming along with my Great War project and have just finished these two Belgian dog carts with their Carabinier crews - one towing a Maxim machine gun and the other hauling its ammunition supply. As I explained earlier I'm doing this project entirely in greyscale in homage to the images and films that are such a significant part of our collective memory.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Next Project - The Great War in Greyscale

Belgian Refugees Fleeing the Front, 1914
Well, I think it's time for a change. Except for a few small diversions I've been concentrating on 28mm Napoleonics for almost two years now and while it's my first love, and I know I'll keep adding to the collection, I need a to follow a new drumbeat for a while.

So with this in mind I've been spending the past few months gathering inspiration; casting my eye around, reading books, watching films and documentaries, and most of all following blogs from other hobbyists. From all this, one period keeps coming back to me time and again - the Great War.