Hand Painted Toy Soldier Dioramas

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
Toy Soldier Conversions
Diorama Poll
Links to related sites
My Profile

Figures are now for sale!!!!

 After over 20 years of displaying  my hand-painted 54mm figures in museum  and library  dioramas, and for historical articles, I am now offering these figures for sale. I know lots of you folks have been asking me for years  and now  I am assembling sets of figures and selling them through Ebay   seller listing medusa222*

There are numerous  "Joesoldiers"  individual figures and  sets currently on ebay from his shop....they are selling fast  so get in on the action. 

In remembrance of the Battle of Gettysburg, there is a special page just for Pickett's Charge ...a total of 3,000 figures, artillery, and battlefield equipment were used in this diorama......don't miss it!!!!

Joe's Soldiers

Visitors to the site this year. 


Visit the All new American Revolution- Part 3 Page- 19 photos of a Massive Battle with over 1,700 figures

Joe's Soldiers

This website contains photographs of Joe Carvalho's collection of military figures. Each figure has been hand-painted by  Carvalho over the past 32 years. Each uniform is based upon the uniforms actually used during the period depicted in the various diorama's. Figures  in 54mm scale were produced by a wide range of makers from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The most prominent makers are Marx, Britains, Accurate, Imex, Classic Toy Soldiers, Barzso, Conte Collectibles, BMC, San Diego Toy Soldier Company,  Starlux, Dulcop, Reamsa, Timpo, Revell, Call to Arms, Replicants, Herald, Crecent, Charbens, Lonestar, Historex, Italeri, Ideal, Marxmen, HAT, Armies in Plastic, and Jason Pope's Plastic Underground figures. Viewers familiar with these makers  will notice a number of "conversions" of various figures created by Carvalho in order to increase the diverse look of the individual soldiers or to create certain poses which enhance the "story-telling" of a particular diorama. All photographs on this website are by Joseph Carvalho. Add this site to your "favorites" and check in every week for new photos.

This site is dedicated to all those brave souls who march off to war for their country and kin. You will note that the following dioramas depict those who actually had to fight these wars...not the troublemakers who started them in the first place....they were almost never seen on the front lines!

Photo from the War of 1812 - New Orleans page

See the brand new Age of Rome dioramas

See the Long Awaited and Often Requested World War I Diorama page. Visit again soon for Part III: Aerial Warfare

Make sure to check out The New Medieval pages

This Site is Guarded by "Scooter" the Webdog. He bites all Hackers...but is friendly to all those who love toy soldiers. (Scooter is an American Choodle -chihuahua/ toy poodle case you were wondering. He's a close relative of Ewoks .)

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