Club meetings

Our next meetings will be Sunday the 25th of September.

We meet at the Masterton Croquet Club, next to the mini-golf at Queen Elizabeth Park, on the second and last Sunday of each month, 1pm to 5pm.

Our other web presences are:

Twitter: @mastermarauders


Facebook Group: Masterton Marauders

For more information contact James on 022 691 6511 or email

Hope to see you there, playing a game or just coming in to talk toy soldiers!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Update on ANZAC diorama and tour of the Great War Exhibition

The Perry twins, Sir Peter Jackson and some of the Turks
Rhys Jones has passed on his thanks and praise for our club's contribution to the ANZAC diorama - he is most grateful for the painting done by, in alphabetical order, Ben, Ceilidh, David, Harley, Neil, Rex and Vince.

Rhys has offered to personally take anyone who wants to visit the Great War Exhibition in Wellington on a tour of the displays. This is not just the painters but others from the club and also families. There will be the diorama, of course, and much more. We are looking at the morning of Monday April 27, which is the "Mondayised" ANZAC Day holiday. If interested, please get in touch with Vince Cholewa on or 027 344 1073.

The Perry twins on the diorama base!
Updating work on the diorama, the figure designers, Alan and Michael Perry, arrived from the UK at Easter to oversee the installation of the 5,003 ANZAC and Turkish figures on the giant diorama. The diorama has been built at Weta Workshop, will be transported to the old Dominion Museum this week, and the finishing touches will be made. It will be formally opened on April 18.

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The crew who worked over Easter at Weta Workshop. Sir Peter Jackson is the dude with no shoes. The Perry twins are kneeling in front second left and first from the right. In front, second from the right is Kapiti coast wargamer, Roly Hermans, who runs the official Mustering the Troops blog. Standing back right, with no hair, is Wellington wargamer Rhys Jones, who is former head of New Zealand Defence Force and has been organising the painting. 
The Perry twins, shocked and amazed at the quantity and quality of painting!

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