Here we see Mathew Brady Jr photographing the newly uniformed Askaris of the Patio , in the courtyard of Fort Patiogonia .
They were originally painted in a blue uniform (rather badly I'm afraid - hence the paint striping) , but I thought their white Summer uniform looked better . They are solid re-casts of the old Britains Egyptian Infantryman .
A well known contemporary photograph of a unknown Askari Captain by Brady Jr. from the sadly out of print Almark 'The Great Patio War' pub. 1970