Tuesday, October 6, 2015

German Motorcycle Infantry

These figures date from quite early in my collection

Two companies of infantry. Their organisation hardly changed throughout the war, so unlike many other units these can be used for the whole period of 1939-45 without adjustment

These are HaT figures

 I got them from my old dealer in Christchurch (that's you Stan)

I have an idea for another couple of companies of these + attachments to bring it up to battalion strength. However, the extras are 1/76 so may be included with an early war SS formation I've got plans for, and I'll just keep my eye out for other bikes in 1/72 where I can - possibly the Italeri or Zvezda sets?

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sdkfz 11

As part of my ongoing early war project I decided to repaint some of my older kit

All of these prime movers have been acquired from various places pre-built, so I've never actually made one of these models myself

Hasegawa on the left, Airfix on the right. Me and Paul scored these two from an online auction a few years ago (pictured below)

All three models were formally a desert colour (of sorts), I have repainted them so they fit better with the rest of my collection

Vallejo German Grey and Highlight German Grey, no inks. I also have a quad AA one to repaint. They are still a bit patchy around the wheel areas and I'll finish them off once they've done a short stint on the tabletop.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Recent Arrivals

The weekly trip to the Post Office produced the following...

These will be added to my late war US Marines project, yet to be started

Using these for an early war SS unit

You can never have too many trucks

All added to the stash for now as other projects have precedence.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Command M/C Infantry Stand

This stand finishes off my British motorcycle infantry company

The figure is a mixture of bits and pieces, the bike Academy

Not quite what I had in mind but not too bad either.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Lockheed Hudson

Started this about three years ago. http://20thcenturywargames.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/something-different.html The heaviest of my bomber collection, this aircraft will see service in multiple theatres; although in CD terms it is quite rare to have something this size in a game

In service with over a dozen nations during the Second World War

Rough in many places but tabletop ready enough. It has a full crew, including a radio operator that can't be seen, and interior detail likewise

Decals from what I could scrounge out of my spares. It still needs quite a bit of touch up work, but that will have to wait. This is by Italeri.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Hasegawa Mercedes Benz Staff Car

Bit of a classic this

Here's what it looked like to begin with. My mate Col gave me this a while ago. Check out his Blog, if you haven't already seen it http://scratchbuiltarmour.blogspot.com.au/

After some thought I decided to remove the flags

A jerrycan fell off and I still have to touch up a couple of areas, otherwise it's tabletop ready

Crew figures by Fujimi

This is what I had in mind when I started

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Armourfast 251/1

Nice simple kits, perfect for wargames

My next few 251/1 additions are all going to be painted in this standard German Grey

Decals from what I could find. Need a few more of these, but with what I have so far, I can transport x2 companies of panzergrenadiers or infantry.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Making stuff

A few things I've got on the go...


Got this ages ago for $1. It's still not quite finished...

Still need approach ramps and deck to make it functional, I got it with my Sealion project in mind 

You can never have too many roads

The only Napoleonic figure in my entire collection. I'd like something on a horse if anyone has anything lying around?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Die Cast Transport

Got this online for a couple of dollars

Not exactly sure what it is, but it looks okay for 1940-50s

New paintwork and a couple of decals

Seen here with some HQ Staff..

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Revell 105s

These are from the most excellent Revell horse-drawn artillery 

I got these loose, along with a few other bits and pieces but never had the entire set, which I'm now on the lookout for

A lack of wheels for one of them meant I had to improvise with some spoked wheels from something a lot older; doesn't look too bad though

Each was shaded with thin black ink, then painted with Vallejo German Uniform and Highlight German Grey

I had just enough crew figures to man each piece. Might try and elevate the barrels a bit before inclusion in the scenario I'm working on.