Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New German Aircraft

Got these today from the local toy shop x2 for $20, don't have either in my collection, so nice additions


Gerard Davey, check your email!

Al.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Olde Shippe Yard

Decided to expand the fleet


Scored a couple of different hull varieties with another K-Mart find, this time Pirate Island playset, which also included some other goodies, that I'll show you later 


First attempt


Not be confused with one of these


Second


Also made this vehicle landing barge - multi national, of course




I may have to make small bases for these because they have a very narrow beam (nautical terms for you Col )


In CD terms these will transport x2 infantry stands or x1 light vehicle





All made from bits and pieces.

Friday, June 19, 2015

WW2 ANZAC Infantry

I did this unit up a long time ago but never got around to finishing it until just the other day. They were painted quite differently from my current style using Tamiya acrylics. Most of the figures are Esci or Revell, though there are also a couple that have been modified


I originally did them up for games we were playing at the time, Greece, Crete, and later Italy. A few years ago me and Dave did an historical Crete game on the largest table I've ever had, something like 20 odd CD3 battalions on the board plus other kit. It took us at least half a dozen sessions to finish, with things working out pretty much as they did historically 


A Company


B


C


D


Support


Eventually I'd like to bring this unit up to Brigade strength, but am also mulling a unit of ANZACs for the Pacific theatre using old Matchbox figures as well. So many projects so little time... :)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Airfix Centurions

Here is what they originally looked like, x3 soft plastic models, they have seen several games set between 1946 and 1953 



I added a lower hull section to each of them


This is an actual Airfix kitset, which I did up as a command platoon. It was originally brown



Added fuel cans, mg, crew figure and turret baggage




The fume extractor on the barrel makes these later model Centurions but they will still be used for gaming 1945-70




Repainted and additional decals added to all four vehicles




Quite happy with the revamp results.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Jungle Bases

More jungle animal play-set goodness today



Each base represents an area of dense jungle that hampers movement and restricts line of sight



Pictured here with my only two jungle buildings.


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sandbags - by Dave

Must have had these for ages...



Artillery and machinegun emplacements 



I think Dave's kids had a hand in these 





Great scenery additions that cover a lot of different eras and conflicts; the humble sandbag hasn't really changed much, still does the job eh? ?Nice work Dave and kids. 


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Brewster Buffalo

Pictures of the completed aircraft. Operated by several nations throughout The Second World War



I tried to make the paint scheme as multi-national as I could, including nondescript markings


Fortunately this kit came with a pilot figure


I tried to use old fuselage decals but they broke up, so in the end I had to paint some markings ... not an easy task 



The colours, etc are loosely Dutch East Indies but the Finish and Belgians used these too in a similar pattern



The Dutch used this aircraft in a dive bomber role, so I added a couple of small bombs from the spares box


This is an excellent addition to my aircraft collection. I had been after one of these for some time. Thanks Paul for sending it.