Friday, July 31, 2015

Unpacking

Just the usual minor damage to fix up, broken machine guns, etc



Several of my aircraft needed quite extensive repairs, however


But the 0400 came through unscathed, joy! Should have some decent progress on projects to show you soon.

Monday, July 27, 2015

New Table

Here is my new table. It was the crate my bike was shipped over in, it has now traveled 5000km. Set on trestle tables and clamped together. The joins were then filled and the whole thing sanded 


Have kept it a flat top style but am also considering using the drop-cloth method when doing scenarios with a lot of hill features


In CD3 terms I have a frontage of 7500 x 5200 yards


Demo layout with an early war map but I need to make a lot more road and river sections.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

New Digs

So. We found a place to live. House, garages, stables, dressage arena, etc, etc...

Cave!


This is my new games room, already finished a new table too, show you that soon.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Airfix Hannover

Out of storage for a little touch-up



I've had this kit a long time, it is one of my favourite WW1 aircraft


I've got another one of these to put together, and a WW1 game scenario set in 1918 where the Germans get x2 to use in a ground attack role, keep you posted on that one - thought I might attempt the harlequin paint scheme that some of these had too


However, just accepted a short term contract near Townsville so all of my projects and plans will have to wait a little while. Show you some pictures of my new man-cave once I've found one.

Cheers

Al

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.