Hand Painted Toy Soldier Dioramas

British along the Nile
Era of Spartan Hoplites
Age of Rome
Cleopatra & Rome
Age of the Vikings
The Crusades
Medieval Era
Medieval Seigecraft
Medieval Seigecraft - 2
Renaissance Era
English Civil War
French and Indian War
American Revolution
American Revolution - Part 2
American Revolution - 3
War of 1812 - New Orleans
War of 1812
Napoleonic Era Sample Page
Napoleonic Era - Part 1
Napoleonic Era - Part 2
Napoleonic Era - part 3
Napoleonic Era - Part 5
War with Mexico - part 1
War with Mexico - Part 2
War With Mexico-Part 3
U.S. Civil War -sample
U.S. Civil War - part 1
U.S. Civil War - part 2
U.S. Civil War - part 3
U.S. Civil War - part4
American West Sample Page
The American West
The American West -Part 2
The American West -Part 3
The American West -Part 4
A Spaghetti Western Tale
Badges?We don't need no stin
Buffalo Soldiers to the Resc
Franco-Prussian War 1870
French Foreign Legion
French Foreign Legion 2
British India
19th Century Colonial Wars
19thC Egyptian Campaigns
British along the Nile
19thC Siege of Khartoum
Boxer Rebellion
World War I
World War I - French
World War II
WWII: Pacific -Part 1
WWII: Pacific -Part 2
WWII:Pacific Guadalcanal
WWII - Fleet Action
WWII - Skirmish Wargame
Fantasy Armies - part 1
Fantasy Armies - part 2
Fantasy Armies - part 3
Fantasy Armies - part 4
Future Wars - The Message
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British Nile Steamer on patrol

Nile Steamer
Scratch built with references to  19th photographs. Foam core, brass rod, specialty wooden steering wheel, Mailing tube, balsa wood, small chains and twine, paper towel for awnings, with teriyaki/barbecue bamboo skewers for support poles were used to create the boat. The recyclables were free, specialty pieces (chain, twine, brass rod) , balsa wood, paint,  and glue cost about $10 US. Not bad for a 54mm boat, wouldn't you say? As to the naval figures, I made them before Armies in Plastic came out with their  set of naval troops. These are BMC 7th Cavalry and Spanish American War Spanish heads applied to BMC and Accurate American Civil War figures. Officers are BMC Civil War except for the metal  Naval Officer with the  Telescope which I picked up in a shop at Gettysburg.

Chance encounter at an Oasis

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