Friday, August 28, 2015

Horch Transports

Some pictures of the Horch transports I got from Gerard



I think these are by Dragon Models



Very highly detailed models and well constructed 


Both have been removed from their bases and had minor paintwork touch-ups but they are otherwise as I got them. Thanks G.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Postie Surprise

I love it when you order something and then forget you've ordered it :)


I got these aircraft a while ago, not sure what I'll do with the Dragonfly; don't really have anything else in this era, I think I might have picked it out for someone else


Our weekly trip to the post office was an unexpected bonus, I'd totally forgotten about these Armourfast additions - excellent!


Friday, August 21, 2015

Reinforcements from Gerard

What a way to end the week! The Post Office in town had a nice package for me. For other recent recipients of Gerard's work see here http://wargamingnz.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/wonderful-20mm-spearhead-reinforcements.html and here http://plasticwarriors.blogspot.com.au/2015/08/epic-haul-box-2.html


S-Models, very nice kits


German weak AFVs and transports


CharB1, FT17 and x3 more S35s, joy!


Early Stugs


PSC universal carriers, very nice


Bikes and other spares, and a few metals


Gerard has effectively doubled my French collection and given me some excellent early war additions. I've ripped straight into any fix-ups and will post some better pictures soon. 

Thanks Gerard, massive!

Al

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jungle Statue

Picked up this little chap at one of those $2 Shops a while ago


Buddha


Finally got around to doing something with him


Got some more jungle trees in the post too, show you those later.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Progress

Progress on my inaugural-cave-christening game has stalled a bit. Once I started putting the Allied OOB together I quickly realised I was short on a lot more kit than I first thought :( 


Here is the beginning of the Allied forces, short on transport, anti tank guns and gunners, and that's after bath-tubbing!


The beginning of the German line up, still another panzer battalion to add


Bit and pieces I'm working on, M/C side car combo for my BEF, Pak37 (thanks Col!) and some Airfix gunners - there not really being much else available in terms of British gun crew figures :(


Another Matilda II and some repairs I need to make on stuff like bikes.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Dave's Pacific Project

A couple of pictures from Dave's ongoing Pacific war collection


Nicely painted Japanese, figures look to be Waterloo 1815 and Esci


US Marines by Waterloo 1815.

Dave is busy planning his trip to visit us :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Trees from Tracy

Tracy got me a whole swag of new trees





On the tabletop





Here is a map for an historical scenario I've been wanting to do for a long time, just a couple of minor scenic additions to place, then to the OOBs - stay tuned :)

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.