Friday, December 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Project Pictures

Owing to recent reinforcement from down south, a long term project has gained new life.

Anyway, the progress...


Mortar platoons


Command sections


Flamethrower engineer platoon


MMG stand


PIAT



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

7.58 cm Minenwerfer

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

Dave's Project

Some pictures of a project Dave is working on, Stalingrad




Nice good pictures of the scenery he is building from LINKA


And some pretty imaginative use of spare figures!


Nice one Dave.

Friday, November 18, 2016

NITTO Stug IIIg

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

1943-45 Fallscrimjager (Italeri)

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

Stuart M3 Company

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

1943-45 Fallscrimjager (Caesar)

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 :)