Welcome to "Adventures in Lead", a blog dedicated to the hobby of miniature wargaming. The figures and terrain on this site are mainly for a campaign set in exotic "Indostan", a distant land bearing remarkable similarities to 18th century India during the Seven Years War. Bits and pieces from other projects may pop up here as well from time to time, including colonials, gladiators, pirates, dinosaur-hunting and even some RPG'ing.
The actual campaign journal and after action reports for the Indostan campaign can be found on their own blog - "Indostan: The Jewel in the Crown", the link to which is found by clicking the small image below-left.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Castaway Arts Camels

I finished some camels from Castaway Arts yesterday. The pack camels are from TR8 Camel Caravan and the other two are TR9 Kneeling camels, unsaddled; both are found in the Baggage/Transport section of the web page. 
They painted up nice enough, but what I thought was the hardest part was positioning the cargo on the camels. A quick email to Gerry at Castaway Arts pointed me in the right direction though. The camel caravan comes with a driver and guard, but I am unsure whether I'll use the driver at this point. I really like these camels and they will fill a very useful role in capture/escape scenarios or just good to spice up a scene. Although a little expensive, Castaway Arts have some really nice miniatures, and have always been very helpful. I have no problems recommending them - plus they're Australian! I have my eye on some of their beautiful pack mules next. (Click the images to enlarge)

The camel caravan

The kneeling camels

A Pathan and his camel 
(Foundry 28mm for comparison)


  1. Those beasts look great. I'm thinking of getting some camel troops for a "Napoleon in Egypt" campaign someday. Dean

  2. Lovely camels

    which one of the kneeling camels is called Humphrey ?
    -- Allan

  3. Thanks for the comments guys.
    Had to Google Humphrey tidders - but I can now comfortably say whichever one you like!