Wednesday 12 September 2012

Lord Winterfield of the BUF

I haven’t posted for a while but please don’t think that I have been neglecting my painting- in fact I have been busy prepping my British Union of Fascists (BUF) army from a ‘Big Game’ of Very British Civil War (VBCW) in October. I am taking the role of Lord Winterfield, Commander of the BUF (and by default; the royalists) as we seek to undo the dastardly work of the Anglican League and Somerset Freedom Fighters. To this end I have been painting up bits and bobs for my BUF army, including converting and painting a Lord Winterfield model.

Lord Winterfield is the commander of the BUF in Somerset. He is a man noted, by his sycophantic entourage at least, as possessing a noble bearing and a daring nature. Needles to say, he prefers nothing more than to ride into battle mounted on his favourite dapple grey charger, Bunty. What could be more heroic or dashing than seeing a black and scarlet clad officer, heroically braving enemy fire as he directs the battle?
  It should be noted that Lord Winterfield is no fool- His trademark bulletproof limousine will be close at hand in case it is necessary to beat a hasty retreat. It’s always good to have a contingency plan.

The model on foot is an unconverted model from Mutton Chops Miniatures. The mounted version is a conversion from the same model and an Empress Miniatures Spanish Civil War cavalryman. There are some Work in Progress pictures to be found on the Gentleman’s Wargames Parlour: Click here for a link.

There will be some more VBCW stuff posted on this blog very soon.


Michael Awdry said...

Superb! Just been to have a look at the WIPs and what a great job you did on the conversion.

Simon Quinton said...

That is a superb paint job and conversion really well done sir!

Jay said...

Fine job, Sir. I have enjoyed all of you painted figures; however, I think Winterfield is the best I've seen, in terms of...well everything! His face is a masterpiece IMO.

JP said...

Spiffing work - look forward to serving under him!

Rob Bresnen said...

Wow- Thanks for those comments guys- I really enjoyed making and painting this one- Paul Hicks figures are always great- but I am delighted you lot approve.