Very original and very well done!
Friday, December 2, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Owing to recent reinforcement from down south, a long term project has gained new life.
I started a 1943-45 British Airborne Brigade way back here... http://20thcenturywargames.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/parachute-infantry-platoons.html ...and here... http://20thcenturywargames.blogspot.com.au/2011/11/para-support-platoons.html ... in 2011.. and added these since http://20thcenturywargames.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/british-para-gun-crews.html ... http://20thcenturywargames.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/british-para-2nd-battalion.html .... http://20thcenturywargames.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/para-ammo-porters.html ..
Anyway, the progress...
Flamethrower engineer platoon
Rifle platoons, a few minor alterations but nothing drastic.
I still have to fill gaps and add some more weapon slings.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
This little beauty came to me via Dave M. These things had a rate-of-fire of about six rounds per minute, with a range of 1300 meters
Unusual style of painting, most effective. There are almost enough figures to complete a 1918 infantry battalion, but I need to base them
Absolute gem! Figures by Emhar.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Been working on this all week
Did I say Fujimi? I meant NITTO - thanks lads :)
I made it up as un-buttoned. I have another of these, so this will represent the command platoon
Crew figures from the spares box
This is quite a detailed little kit for its age, well engineered
Pictured beside a Stug IIIb by Dragon
Basically the same assault gun, slightly improved, only a couple of hundred were manufactured before it was again improved, eventually becoming the very successful Stug IIIg.
Saturday, November 12, 2016
This is the second battalion of my work in progress later-war regiment, again I had to use a few metals to make up the numbers
The Italeri figures are quite large and don't mix too well with others, nice figures though
Some para units had recoilless infantry guns, which I don't have any of, so here is the gun platoon beside a HaT model. I think RAFM do a 105 in 20mm
I might have just enough figures left over for the rifle platoons in the (planned) third battalion, but may have to go with metals again for the machinegun platoons, as shown above.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Continuing with paint upgrades to various AFVs in my collection
This is my only M3 company in their original scheme
And, after some ink and minor touch-ups. I need a figure for the command vehicle, might have to convert something
A very successful light tank, with over 20,000 produced.
These are by Hasegawa.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Here is one of my recently completed later-war German parachute infantry battalions
The support company still needs a gun crew stand
I had to use a few metal figures to make up the numbers
Unfortunately, there is a huge difference in the size of figures, the smallest being Airfix, medium being Caesar, and large Italeri
The Caesar figures are good but not quite a nice as the Italeri set in terms of detail
Nowhere near enough figures left to complete a regiment but quite a good start :)