Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Wire n stuff

A few pictures of what our Dave has been up to...

Bunker curtain-wire

Blocking wire; laid thus to seduce the approach to a fixed-line position

The log barriers can also be screened. In CD, wire takes a full turn to cross

Field-works, by David Russell

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Para Progress

Instead of doing the work I brought home for the weekend I based-up about half a battalion of para. Here are a few platoons ready to start painting, but a few also have yet to be filled with green-stuff at the shoulder joins, etc

LMG platoon or ammo porter stand

Command platoon

Rifle platoon

And a RN shore party stand, just because it has been sitting there a while:)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Been planning to rebase my British Paratroops for a while, and here is some progress with that project, as usual spare figures donated by Paul

Most of the Revell figures will get Esci heads, and I'll try to add slings to as many figures as I can for a bit of variety

This one has since been rejected owing to the size match of the donor arm once fitted; the officer's pose will be retained but another arm option is yet to be decided

I plan to repaint the whole lot also, so this project my take some time.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


A couple of pictures to show what Dave has been working on.

Don't seem to use that much of this stuff for WW2 games, but for Great War ones we never seem to have enough

This is the coiled variety but we use all sorts of wire stands for effect as in game terms it all does the same job.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Modern British

Revell British. Just enough figures to make an artillery forward observation battery:)

These were in the stash sent to me by Nate, most had already been undercoated or had a base coat applied

They might see the odd Cold War game but are really a little late for my main areas of interest

Quite nice figures, though perhaps closer to 1/76 than 1/72

Based for CD Cold War, each stand represents a platoon, or troop in this case

I might look to get a few more of these figures just so I can field a full battalion if ever needed. Just some minor finishing required, I might yet have these finished by the end of the weekend.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

No time for fun

These are actually a bit past this stage, and are about the sum total of all I've done for ages

Two battalions of Zevezda and HaT early war German infantry figures, based for CD 'Over the Top' rules

This lot completed will give me a total of five battalions for gaming this period.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Have posted this one before

I intend to tidy it up a bit as it is one of the favourites of my collection and in need of a revamp in several areas.

I hope to get the time to work on it over the weekend, and have already sorted out a few spare bit and pieces from the spares box

I got this a long time ago when working in Eastern Europe where it provided a much needed distraction from some difficult work. I may even change its colour to Russian Green, and if that works out, then my T28s might get a going over also

Saturday, September 3, 2011


About the only thing I've had time for lately, another couple of the excellent Pegasus BT5s

Some of the paint work still needs minor attention, and I hope to finish that tomorrow night after work

Half a battalion in CD terms. The other three were completed before I started experimenting with washes, shading, etc.