I have finished painting the Australian Commandos. Here they are. Nice
figures but I really don't know how they can ever be used in wargame if
they play their commando role. Their basic tactic, as one of them put it,
was 'Punch and Piss off' which does not make a very interesting game.
And yes Owen guns often came out of the factory painted in camouflage
colors. I did a minor bit of conversion on the figure with the rifle
turning it into an EY grenade firing rifle as by 1945 this was the only
type of rifle they tended to use apart from sniper rifles.
I have had the Elephant for 20+ years - he is finally painted. The big guns are more recent. These guns will see service with my Sikh army for the present and in the future serve with the Mahratta and Mughal armies.
Elephant is Foundry and the guns and crews are Indus Miniatures.
Here is an American Civil War ironclad which I made more than 20 years ago. Its made from scrap wood and a plastic tube for the funnel. You can see two 28mm minis with it to give you an idea of the size. There are three images here, one a fancy photoshopped image with 'water' the other a straight image and the third an image of a visit by the ladies to the ship. I am proud of this old fellah, it is homemade with no commercial products involved, much like how many of the originals were put together.
Some of my Sikh Wars era minis. These ones are all East India Company Troops. 1st Bengal European Light Infantry, two Madras Native infantry Battalions, a Colonel and the Bengal Horse Artillery. All are 28mm minis and all Foundry or conversions of Foundry.