Thursday, 25 April 2013

ANZAC Day 2013

25th April 2013

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
 "Those heroes that shed their blood
And lost their lives.
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours.
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears,
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land they have
Become our sons as well."

I finished painting these WW1 Foundry Brit's last week and based them over the weekend. Quick to paint and look much better for an ANZAC day post than all the ACW troops I have been working on for most of this year.



In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


  1. Well done, I like them a lot.

  2. Very nice, very very nice!

  3. A fitting and poignant post to showcase some rather splendid miniatures; well done that man.

  4. Great looking troops/basing, Rodger. Always nice to recall the history of the figures. Best, Dean

  5. Nice miniatures...and Poppies... ;-)


  6. I am off to the ANZAC parade here later. in my prefect uniform. great to see these soldiers portrayed in miniature.

  7. Very good work on nice figures!

  8. Lovely painting Rodger and an excellent Anzac Day post!

  9. Well done Rodger, they look a treat.

  10. These look great Rodger. Nice mini's well done.

  11. Nice one Rodger, very appropriate, figures look good too.

  12. Wonderful brushwork here and a lovely tribute. Well spoken my friend.

  13. Great figures and painting.

  14. Nice work Roger and the poetry is touching.

  15. Great post. I was pleased to see a Kiwi contingent at the Brisbane Parade and I saw at least one Lemon Squeezer.