Saturday, July 26, 2014

Para Ammo Porters

Some ammunition porters for my para battalions

Again, the nice Waterloo 1815 figures

Still need support units for the second battalion but now I'm side-tracked on another project :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

British Para 2nd Battalion

Finally got around to adding another battalion to my parachute regiment. Earlier efforts can be seen here:

Most of the figures were given to me by Paul some time ago. There are Esci, Revell, Airfix and Waterloo 1815 figures in the companies

A Company

The grenadier is a modified version of the Airfix original

B Company

Another modified Airfix figure

C Company

Recon SMG Patrol stand (Caesar figure)

HQ sections. Mostly finished, just helmet chin-straps and the funny coloured berets left to paint.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


A few recent arrivals, and one of my house mates :)

Scored the Shermans and the Komet on a two for the price of the highest kit deal at our local ToyWorld, the Esci PzI (x2) are from Paul, and the Zvezda stuff is for a CD3 project I've had in mind for ages

Two of my best and most cleverest friends, Steiner and Nyah.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Repainted Panzers

Just a few pictures of the tanks I have repainted panzer grey

Turns out these are all Esci models

Really like this. Painted a few figures over the weekend too, show you those later.

Friday, July 4, 2014

British Para - gun crews

Not quite finished but getting there, the first real hobby related project attempted in ages

Excellent Waterloo 1815 figures done with Vallejo paints

Airfix 6lb

Waterloo 1815 75mm

SHQ or Britannia 17lb 

Planning a game for later on in the holidays where these will get an outing on the tabletop. The new teacher aide at work is an older guy who has done a spot of gaming - joy!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Another of the new arrivals from Paul (Yuri Orlov) Foster

Like the others it will be getting an early war paint scheme

Manufacturer unknown. A very nice model, and actually the only one of these I have.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Panzers

These arrived yesterday from Paul. A couple of very nicely done PzIIs'

Both need a road wheel replaced but are otherwise in good order, not sure of their manufacture

As nice as the paint work is I'm thinking about re-doing them in standard panzer grey, so that I can use them for scenarios set in 1939-40 as well as early Russia.

Monday, June 16, 2014

WW1 Martin Bomber

This model dates to the earliest parts of my collection. I got it on ebay when you could still get decent models for 99 cents, at this time I knew little about the hobby, the historical stuff, paint schemes, unit markings, etc

This model is by Glenco, I think it dates from around the late sixties or early seventies. It has seen a couple of tabletop games. I added a forward gunner from an Airfix kit, I think the rear gunner is somewhere inside the fuselage because it was rattling when I was repairing it the other night :) 

Will remount the machine gun, once I've recovered the gunner

Not sure if the decals I put on this are authentic. When I built this, it was with a minor nations inter-war addition kind of thinking, and for gaming it simply represents a light or medium bomber, depending on the era your playing

It suffered moderate damage in getting here but is now fit for service again. These were intended to be a far superior improvement on the British Handley Page 0-400 but actually fell a bit short in a number of areas

Might repaint and decal it one day? Very few of these were produced and all that were saw service only with the US military, deploying in October 1918.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


A spot of house-sitting sees me with the opportunity to unpack and mess around with some of my stuff

A few repairs required in the WW1 aircraft department

Most of my stuff took a hit in one way or another, this is my Russian armour in the queue for repairs 

This is going to be my new games room, tiny compared to the last one I had. I'll have this place to myself for a while and will try to make the most of it. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dave's Jeeps

Bit of progress from Dave

Smart looking Italeri quick-builds

Reasonably cheap too I hear.