Sunday, September 17, 2017

10mm early war Germans

I dug into the unpainted lead pile and did a bunch of 10mm Pendraken early war German vehicles. I bought Sam Mustafa's new Rommel rules which look very interesting and motivated me to get back into this scale, which I have always liked. The new vehicles are shown here mixed in with some Minifigs stuff that was already painted.




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Cold War Brits and an Enginseer

Before going in for Canadians I picked up a platoon of Team Yankee British infantry and here they are. I quite like them - good scupts and the British 1980s kit is all pretty cool. The platoon has GPMG and Carl Gustav stands with a venerable 50mm mortar attached to the command team.





I also completed a GW Enginseer to keep my Leman Russ tanks rolling - pretty cool model.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

Dollar store find

I found a die cast Loach/Cayuse OH-6 helicopter toy closely scaled for 15mm in my local dollar store so grabbed a couple for $2 each (nothing in the dollar store is a dollar anymore...). It has some goofy markings and is missing some detail.



 Here is before (left) and after (right) being airbrushed with primer, then olive drab, and the window gaps filled and painted blue.


The minigun comes from the AH-1 cobra sprue from Team Yankee where it is an option for doing an earlier Vietnam era version. I think it will stand in just fine for Vietnam or early Cold War games.



Monday, August 28, 2017

Vehicles - in 4 scales

Real mixed bag of stuff coming off the bench over the last two weeks.

Some modern microarmor - Germans Leop 2s and Gepards



a test M1 Abrams in 15mm (Battlefront) - I opted for a forest green rather than MERDC camo.



A 1/72 Skdfz 250/9






And a squadron of Leman Russ tanks to give my Cadians some real whupass!





Friday, August 11, 2017

Cold War Canadians - 4 CMBG platoon

I'm taking a short holiday from work and completed my 15mm 1980s Canadians representing elements of the 4th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group from ArmiesArmy.

It's a small battlegroup of an infantry platoon with a couple of C1s, Lynx and M113-TOWs plus an M113 and M577 from Battlefront. The I did the C1s still in German gelboliv and the supporting vehicles in an approximation of the Canadian pre-Nato tricolour scheme (lest I forget I used Vallejo German uniform base with /Russian uniform/charcoal patches). Infantry are brown violet with Russian uniform highlights.

The ArmiesArmy stuff is pretty good. But this little force will need some US support lest it be overrun by my horde of Sovs! (Bannon's Boys are in the queue!)









Monday, August 7, 2017

Well, I've done a bunch of stuff over the last 2 weeks, starting with moving into a new hobby space now that the kids have outgrown their play room. This is awesome...




I completed a Valkyrie for my Astra 40k army - cool model!




Knocked off a couple of 1/72 StuGs in between projects


 Then just finished a pair of Battlefront Mi-24 Hinds and troop of BRDMs in 15mm for my Cold War project - inspired by recently receiving my 4 CMBG Canadians from ArmiesArmy





Here they are with the rest of my Soviets 



Monday, July 24, 2017

Cadian reinforcements featuring the Commisar

This week I partially scratch built a Helhound support tank for my Cadians - it's most of a Chimera missing the upper hull with a melta-cannon fitted in the turret. I also fitted it with a removable one-shot hunter-killer missile fixed by rare earth magnets which I just realized is not a legal addition under 8th edition rules. It used to be - but now it's the only Astra Militarum vehicle that doesn't list it as an option - is it an oversight? Good thing it's removable!






In the foreground are additional Cadian infantry specialists and a Commissar model to keep the lads facing the front.