Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dingo Armoured Car

Recently completed British addition


I'll probably convert the truck into a flat deck for a bridging engineer company I've been thinking about making



Originally Matchbox, quite tidy. I changed the magazine and butt on the Bren; the full Imex bren was too big and I didn't have anything better



In service from 1940-1968



Nice little kit.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Rafts

About ten minutes work to paint. Useful in all sorts of gaming scenarios - x3 Airfix, x1 Matchbox, x1 Revell



As a light bridge


In a harbour. Trying out a pre-Sealion scenario mid week with Mark and these are part of it; stay tuned.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Me163 Komet

Tidy, accurate, little kit by Academy




Mostly painted on sprue


Base colours, plus the all important pilot selection from the spares box



Operational from around mid 1944, they apparently did not perform to expectation. They had a very limited combat range of about 50km and only enough fuel for 8-10 minutes of powered flight



I actually have a couple of CD3 scenarios where these feature as part of the German air support, so it may get a little table time at some stage. Nice kit, detailed and well engineered.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

0400 - Progress

Getting down to the finer details of the 0400, only to discover that there are several flaws to this very old kit, not the least being a few parts missing!



Engine struts. I had to make these replacements with some tubing given to me by Gerard Davey  quite some time ago, not the best match but all I had available



These two are for Col http://scratchbuiltarmour.blogspot.com.au/ Mate, I've been trying to email you but the address keeps bouncing back. Is there any chance you can make me a copy of the rigging strut in the pictures out of resin, as I am unable to copy this, though not through lack of trying



Much bogging and sanding still to be done. The right hand wing is particularly warped and only massive amounts of green-stuff can help. This model is never going to win any prizes but as a wargames addition I'm still looking forward to completing it.....eventually!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rolls Royce Armoured Car

This is the opened-top version and another little beauty from Frontline...



With crew, x1 Airfix, x1 Emhar


Tidy little resin model, x7 parts total


Base colours





Decals from what I could find in the spares bag




A number of these saw service in the Western Desert and the Far East, not sure if they were used by the BEF in France? I got it to bolster my Home Guard era stuff for my Sealion project



Armed with a Boys anti tank rifle and a Vickers MMG, though Bren and Lewis gun combinations were also common



Largely obsolete by WW2 but still useful. Definitely going to get another one of these.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Airfix Resin Building

A few pictures of the building I've been working on, now finished



The brass window frames are a nice little extra detail



Maybe a little more dark dry-brushing and dark ink washes to add yet



Have decided to collect a few more of these


I've still got my old LINKA moulds http://www.linkaworld.com/ very cool! However, until I find a resin that I can use with them they'll stay on the shelf; I'm thinking mass production rather than 30ml at a time Col :):)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Coastal Defense Guns

I've had these for ages and they have featured in the odd game or two as well


Recently I trimmed them back a bit and mounted them on card bases


I think the bigger two are Rocco, the center one a 5.5" by Airfix




Will fit with any nation's requirements



Useful additions.