Sunday, February 12, 2017

Western Desert microarmour

I've had a lot of refurbished microarmour sitting by my bench for months - well I decided to get it done.

Here is a whack of Bishop SP guns, Shermans, Matildas and some Stuarts that I picked up in a big job lot. I stripped them all and repainted them in a very light stone with faded caunter on the Stuarts.

I am also doing some infantry and couldn't decide whether to do classic faded khaki-beige or wool uniform. So there are a couple of test stands in the pictures. What do you think?

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Terminator Genisys and Superbowl

How are these things related you ask? Today I finished off my Terminator Genisys starter box with resistance troopers and endos. I picked the game up for a bargain 20 pounds over the holidays from Warlord using some of my Xmas dosh - its actually a very good ruleset and at that price a total bargain.

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 I think the models are pretty good but these pictures are terribly overexposed

And what does this have to do with the Superbowl? Well, I am a Pats fan and today they just kept coming back - like a Terminator.... unbelievable game!!!!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Austrian infantry

I'm reading a very good book about the battle of Aspern-Essling called "The Battle" by Rambaud

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which has inspired me to dig back into my 10mm Napoleonic collection and work towards an 1809 scenario for Blucher or CCN. So here they are, 3 units of Pendraken and a unit of Old Glory. Not hard to tell which are which - one of the Pendraken units with the white flag are converged grenadiers.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Soviet motor rifle in "convertable" BMPs

I just finished a box of Team Yankee BMPs and a platoon of Soviet infantry by Battlefront. I based the infantry on small washers instead of the unit bases. The BMP kit comes with a choice of either the BMP-1 or BMP-2 upper hull. I did both, then magnetized them so they can be swapped out depending in which I want to use. Not sure if the kit was designed for that, but it's a nice bonus feature.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Belated Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!

It took me a while to get to this annual year in review post - I have been painting a Scots Common army for DBA and it seemed to take forever! Lot of figs in this one, pike, knights and assorted other foot - pics below

I have also been working on some 15mm moderns that came from Santa - I got a bunch of the Team Yankee stuff for 2017. I couldn't resist - don't plan to play their game in 15mm (it doesn't work for me in that scale) but rather some variant of Bolt Action and maybe the TooFatLardies modern game if they get to releasing it.

Here is a T-72, a Zvezda BTR-90 and a Huey UH-1 which is a repaint of a die-cast I picked up some time ago in a department store.

I managed only 15 games of DBA this year - mostly with Dennis I think, we also played quite a lot of Dragon/Lion Rampant. I'm looking forward to playing more Historical KoW in 2017 - that's a nice tight ruleset for mass historical battles. 

This year's painting totals were similar to previous years - about 1,300 completed figures and models, although the numbers are perhaps more dominated by 10mm napoleonics and medievals:

1/35: 1 vehicle, 2 foot
1/48: 1 vehicle
28mm: 104 foot, 12 mounted, 4 elephants, 2 monsters, war machine
1/72: 106 foot, 12 vehicles, 7 guns, 1 plane, 1 glider
15mm: 215 foot, 4 chariots, 1 chopper
10mm: 542 foot, 88 mounted, 4 guns, 3 spiders
6mm: 42 foot, 75 vehicles

total: 1099 foot, 127 mounted, 86 other

I look forward to doing more 15mm moderns, 28mm medievals, and 10mm naps & medievals in 2017.  Although you never know when something else shiny will come along!

Cheers all!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

NVA heavy weapons company

The last of my 15mm Vietnam troops - here we have a heavy weapons company  with heavy mortars, recoilless rifles and anti-anticraft mounted HMGs. Battlefront figures again.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

NVA regulars

Here we have a company of PAVN regular infantry from Battlefront. I'm thinking of hosting another Bolt Action Vietnam game - I have enough VC and NVA infantry to run something like a Rorke's Drift style overrun of a firebase scenario.