Thursday, June 8, 2017

Meet the Normans - Part 1

It's been a very long time since I posted here and I am going to try and revive this blog a little bit as I try to expand my gaming beyond the Cold War a little bit more.  So here's the new me!

I really like the concept of SAGA (hey - I'm a late adopter) but have only had the chance to play it a couple of time and that was several years ago.  From that experience - and the experience of visiting Bayeux and see the Bayeux Tapestry, I had to collect Normans with the aim of also collecting Anglo-Danes at some point in time.

So I bought a few of the Conquest Games plastic figures and some Gripping beast archers and crossbowmen.  Over the next few posts I show off what I've done so far - starting with a group of 8 Warriors made from Conquest Games Norman Infantry:

I actually really like these figures.  They are easy to put together, easy to pose, easy to paint, take the "dip" method well, and the shield transfers work really well.

So there they are.  More soon



Saturday, December 31, 2016

Revell Ju-87 Stuka

Well I can honestly say I don't think I'll make or paint another Stuka for the rest of my life!  Two in 1 lifetime is enough...

So I tried to make this one a little different to the last one:

So that's it.



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Zvezda Ju-87 Stuka

I just finished this recently for a friend - a lovely kit - went together very well.  Sadly I'm no aircraft modeller/painter so this was the best I could do:

That's it.  Thanks for looking


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

21st Panzer Division - Normandy 1944 - StuG Batterie

Recently I finished a StuG Batterie for the 21st Panzer Division in Normany - using Milicast models.  Two 75mm SP PzKfw 39H(f) and one 105mm SP PzKfw 39H(f) to be exact.  Each of them is crewed with AB figures Panzer Jager crews.

Here they are:

And here are some close-ups of the crews.  I tried out a few different camo patterns - mainly on their trousers - really just for a bit of fun.

These trousers are meant to be Autumn Oak leaf

The chap on the left is wearing Italian Cam trousers (well my take on it)

Splinter cam trousers for the last set.

Thanks - and I hope you like them


Monday, July 25, 2016

Last French 1940 figures

To finish off my French 1940 project (for the time being anyway) here are some shots of the last French figures I needed to paint.

The final French Officer

Medium Mortar Team


Proper 47mm AT gun crew

So that's it for the French for now - until my next game (whenever that will be) and I decide to change the force or to add some more stuff.



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

1940 French - other vehicles

Continuing the French theme - here are some other vehicles that I will be using:

First up - a Laffly W-15 TCC - by ACE Models with a Battlefield Miniatures crewman:


Next - a couple of S-Model Renault UE Chenillette that I use as my AT gun tows

Next - a Cromwell Models (well I'm pretty sure it's a Cromwell) Laffly V15T with an AB Figures crewman

And finally my slightly dodgy use of a Hobbyden Citreon van (post war) as an early war Radio Truck!  Well it looks that part to me anyway...

I guess one day if I ever get the correct vehicle I'll sway this out... one day....




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

1940 French Armour

Once again it's been a while, but I have a few thiungs "completed" now - so time to start showing mor stuff!

Today it's some French Armour.  Everything today is from the S-Model Hotchkiss H-38/39 kit - which makes a lovely little tank.  So here they are:

This is the platoon commander's tank (hence it being crewed).  The commander is from AB Figures French set.

These are the other two tanks in the platoon.

And here the whole platoon is together.  I understand that the colours I used, along with the trench kit, show these tanks are fairly late production models.

In my one and only game with these guys, I needed a single additional H39 so I painted one up in a more "typical" French style.  I have about 3 more of these to paint.